A charming seaside town of charm, Royan is a popular destination for its five fine sandy beaches and the charm of its Belle-Époque architecture districts. Between its surf spots, its quiet coves and its large family beach, it meets all expectations. The beach of Grande Conche is recognizable by its tents with white and blue stripes, which have become emblematic of the pretty seaside town. A city of Art and History, Royan also has a beautiful built heritage to show its visitors. As the city was largely destroyed during the Second World War, many buildings have a typical 1950s architecture. They rub shoulders with the 19th century buildings with an unusual harmony. The waterfront and the central market are the most typical representatives of this “new Royan “ born from the ruins of the Second World War, with the Protestant Temple and the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.
The lighthouse of Cordouan, the oldest in France, is the essential monument of Royan. Don’t miss a walk along the harbour: it is bordered by a pleasant pedestrian walkway and a vast shopping mall. Beach and beach recreation enthusiasts will be able to choose between the facilities and clubs of the Grande Conche beach, which extends from the marina to the tip of Vallières at Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, the family beach of Foncillon, in the city centre, ideal for young children, the beach of Pontaillac and its surf schools, or the intimate beach of Le Chay, accessible from the centre by a pleasant path. The city is full of leisure opportunities: water sports, sea walks, golf, tennis, thalassotherapy. For children, a Ferris wheel dominates the esplanade of the Bac from May to September, a Belle-Époque carousel is installed on the marina, and an adventure park awaits them on the way out of town. Royan receives several major festivals including, in summer, Un violon sur le sable ” and the pyrosymphonic show on August 15.
Finally, you can visit the Zoo de la Palmyre 20 minutes from the campsite. It is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe where you can admire lyons, elephants and a hundred wild species from all over the world. The 1600 mammals, birds and reptiles await you at the Zoo during your holidays.