Royan Atlantique Tourism in Charente-Maritime area

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Towns by the sea near the hotel

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- Saint-Georges de Didonne (6.7 km from the hotel)

You have the choice between the large family beach and the coves that line the coastal path. The Grande Conche de Saint-Georges extends over nearly 3km. You will enjoy the pleasures of family swimming, boating and a walk, bike ride or rosalie on the seafront. The Suzac cove is a wild and unspoilt beach for lovers of nature and authenticity. Located in a protected natural cove, the small port beach is a haven of peace where young and old meet to fish. On the Grande Conche de Royan, the family beach of Vallières faces the Gironde estuary.

From the seafront, take the maze of narrow streets in the town center where seaside villas and typical Charente houses rub shoulders. Meet around a drink on the church square and enjoy the sweetness of life in a friendly atmosphere. After strolling through the pedestrian streets, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne comes alive in the evening: concerts, children's shows, night markets... 

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- Vaux-sur-Mer (9.7 km from the hotel)

You have the choice between four conches of fine sand bordered by cliffs, the largest of which is the Nauzan conche. Farniente on the beach, the pleasures of swimming, family games are on the program. The creeks of Saint-Sordelin, Gilet and Conseil can be explored on foot by taking the coastal path. Take a walk to Royan or Saint-Palais-sur-Mer and admire the view of the "king of lighthouses", the Cordouan lighthouse all along the path.

Around the halls, stroll through the typical market, local producers share their know-how with you over a glass of Pineau des Charentes. Take the chemin des Fontaines for a stroll around the lake with the children. End your walk by the Church of Saint Etienne, a historic monument from the 12th century.

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- Meschers-sur-Gironde (12.3 km from the hotel)

To the south of Royan and Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Meschers-sur-Gironde is first and foremost a coast of fine sand. Vary the pleasures of the large beach of Suzac to the secret conche of Cadet via the Arnèche, the Vergnes and the Nonnes at the top for sailing activities. Ideal for sunbathing, these beaches are sheltered by a pine forest. 

Treat yourself to a unique visit to the limestone cliffs of Meschers! Former hiding places, refuges and even guinguettes, these troglodyte caves suspended on the side of cliffs, are today museums which conceal many treasures. You will learn the origins of the names Regulus and Matata, the legend of Cadet, the life of Marie Guichard, traditional fishing...

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- Saint-Palais-sur-Mer (13.9 km from the hotel)

Five fine sandy beaches for each day of your vacation! Right in the heart of the resort, put your towel down on the Bureau beach. Bordered by its Belle Epoque villas, it is a beach animated by its terraces and beach clubs. Just as family-friendly, get into the water at Nauzan beach. A little further on, stroll along Platin beach, a long calm and secluded cove. It offers a unique panorama of squares, legendary rocks and the Terre-Nègre lighthouse. Head north which takes you to the Grande Côte and its 2.5 km of beach bordered by dunes and forest. Make a stop at Concié to admire the passage of boats.

An unmissable passage, the Sentier des Douaniers is a pedestrian path laid out along the coast. 3.5 km from the Conche du Bureau to the Grande Côte. You will discover the Belle Epoque villas and the carrelets, these cabins on stilts typical of the Atlantic coast. Go and meet the fishermen and hear the legends of the Pont du Diable and the Puits de l'Auture. Do not forget to visit the Maison des Douanes, a space dedicated to the arts and the history of the site and extend your walk on the coastal path towards Royan.

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- Les Mathes - La Palmyre (21.3 km from the hotel) 

From family beaches to the vast expanses of the Côte Sauvage, marvel at the riches of our coastline! Lined with maritime pines, a few steps from the town centre, the beaches of La Palmyre and Les Pins de Cordouan are ideal for supervised swimming. If you like walking or cycling, the Promenade des Deux Phares is for you! It offers breathtaking views of the ocean, the bay of Bonne Anse, the lighthouses of La Coubre and Cordouan. 

Shaped around fishing and oyster farming, the bay of Bonne Anse has kept its authenticity with the winds and currents. Dominated by the lighthouse of La Coubre and near the marina, it is a site with many faces. At high tide, go for a paddle outing or join the windsurfers and other kitesurfers at the nautical base to taste the pleasure of sliding in complete safety.

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- Soulac-sur-mer (23 km from the hotel)

Take the ferry from Royan on foot, by bike or by car to go to Soulac!

Lots of entertainment for the whole family, beach clubs or sports activities. Crossed by the Vélodyssée, almost everything can be done on foot or by bike! Who says Soulac-sur-Mer, says Amélie beach located away from the city center to the south of the seaside resort in the hamlet of Amélie. Beautiful fine sandy beach with a few rocks, no danger! Wave breakers have been built to allow young and old to swim in complete safety. Nautical activities, restaurants, shops, everything is there to make your vacation unforgettable.

- La Tremblade and Ronce-les-Bains (23.4 km from the hotel)

As soon as you arrive, you fall under the spell of the oyster port of La Grève and its typical and colorful huts. Stop to taste the “Marennes-Oléron” oysters. In summer, the sea festival is a must: traditional boats, oyster opening competitions, giant eclades and fireworks. On Saturday morning, stroll through the traditional market. Enter under the halls, the fish market awakens your taste buds. Extend your discovery and board the Train des Mouettes which takes you through the marshes of La Seudre.

With its Belle Époque villas, Ronce-les-Bains promises you peaceful holidays in the shade of the pines. You live here to the rhythm of the tides. At high tide, enjoy the beach. Learn to sail at the Charline Picon nautical center or opt for a jet-ski ride! At sunset, don't miss the carnival and the entertainment at Place Brochard.

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