Wind : 8 km/h
Spend your holidays or some time at a campsite in Royan on the Côte de Beauté (“coast of beauty”). Discover pays royannais, perfectly located on the Atlantic coastline by the Gironde estuary, between La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Médoc and the Arcachon bay.
Choose a campsite in Royan or in pays royannais and discover all the lovely features of a charming sea resort.
Going camping in Royan means most of all enjoying a good swim on one of its 5 lovely beaches with a « Pavillon Bleu » flag and going surfing, both literally and metaphorically since Wifi internet is free!
Beaches are called « conches » in the area because they are protected from the wind. Persons with reduced mobility will just love La Grande Conche in centre town – it has a « Tourisme et Handicap » label. Pontaillac beach, a hip surfing spot and neighbourhood (the casino is located there) offers a breathtaking view over the seaside houses and Cordouan lighthouse, the so-called « king of lighthouses », at the entrance of the Gironde estuary – Médoc being right on the other side.
The city of Royan has also been labelled « Ville d’Art et d’Histoire » (“city of art and History”) since 2010. It is famous for its typically 1950’s architecture heritage linked to post WWII reconstruction with its many modernist buildings such as Notre-Dame church, symbol of Royan or its central market hall.
Do you know the « Côte de Beauté » (« coast of beauty ») ? Book at a campsite in Royan or nearby and explore the landscapes and views of the area’s coastline.
So you finally set up your tent at a campsite near Royan! You’re in for the marvels of the côte de beauté now, from Talmont sur Gironde, featuring among the « most beautiful villages in France » to Saint Palais sur Mer, Meschers sur Gironde and Saint Georges de Didonne.
A little further to the North, gorgeous beach of la Grande côte will lead you to la Coubre pine forest and its eponymous lighthouse, a perfect environment to go hiking or bicycle riding thanks to the trails and paths between the sea and the forest.
Then it gives way to the côte sauvage (« wild coast »), its never ending beaches and surfing spots beloved by nature and wide open spaces lovers. Finally, once Arvert peninsula has no longer any secret for you, plan a family day trip at La Palmyre zoo, one of the most famous zoos in Europe!
Spending vacations or a few days at a campsite in Royan or pays royannais also means the opportunity to attend such great events as « Un violon sur le sable » festival (“a violin on the sand”), with its outdoor classical music concerts on the beach. A unique, fantastic, must-go to experience that attracts nearly 150,000 people every year. The casino, golf under the pine trees or benefits of the spa also count among the activities you can indulge when you’re staying in the area.