Situated at the mouth of the estuary, The Pays royannais shows a coast with different facets : sailing, fishing, sunbathing, swimming … sand beaches .. well ! a good programme for aquatic holidays !
But all the points of interest don’t only concern the sea :
The hinterland has got some treasures to draw you : an important inheritance, natural spaces to relax, unusual activities.
The region is always in a turnmoil during the season : you can take part in festivals, concerts or events in the different towns of the area.
Yosters, mussels, Pineau, Cognac, sardines (from Royan) all these local products worth to be tasted. On anoher hand « l’Eclade » (mussels cooked on pine needles) is an unusual way to prepare mussels and it’s worth to be seen !
So... Holidays which will come up to your expectations !
Quietness, lounge on the beach… familial, cultural, exciting and unforgettable holidays.
Don’t hesitate, book a reservation for your next holidays Within our campings in the Pays royannais.
A rich territory
Sports, festivals, discoveries ...
This land has got a history you can discover through the museums, the architecture and the inhabitants. It’s also an ideal place to have dynamic holidays thanks to the land activities, aerial activities and nautic sports.
Near the Atlantic ocean you will have the opportunity to do nautic sports such as : water skiing, surfing, jet-ski, sand-yachting, ...
But apart from the sea there are also other possibilities : ponds and rivers will give another kind of sensation with kayak, paddle, nautic skilift
Royan is a town with a particular architecture : unusual creations and listed buildings. In the whole area you can visit or gaze at roman churches, « stones and water » villages, cave-dweller’s settlement which are worthy of your photos.
Riding a bicycle
Quietly with the family or as a sport you will discover wonderful landscapes : pine forests, coast, villages. The « Vélodyssée » goes through the area and offers you a lot of cycle tracks and different points to stop and put your bikes down for a while.
Markets and fairs
You have certainly discovered the Market in Royan. It won the second place last year at the TF1 competition. But there are a lot of other markets in the Pays Royannais. They are all authentic, different about their style, the salesmen and products. They take place either in the day or in the evening. So you haven’t got any excuse if you don’t go for a walk round a market ! You will find there unusual things or collector’s items.
The « Pays royannais » protects the environment and by the way new entertainments come into being. A lot of areas are listed as « Natura 2000 » : it’s a proof of an
agreement to protect the nature. The fauna and the flora are in the heart of your future discoveries : the zoo, some farms or riding schools. So take a walk, open your eyes and take exceptional photos.
The sea is not the only area of activity. The forests, the countryside offer you many activities such as the grouse, quad rides by bike or on foot. The sky awaits you with the discovery of the region in ULM flight, helicopter or by parachuting.
Several amusement and leisure parks await you, such as the Château de enigmes, the Escapes Game ...
The Ocean calls you ! Go all over the fine sand and enjoy the beaches, the small inlets which are ideal to go for an outing with the family. Take your bath towel, your beach mat, your swimming-suit, your suntan lotion and have a nice sunbath in the sun of the Charente-Maritime !
Culture / inheritance
On the coast you are going to see strange huts overlooking the ocean : they are called « Carrelets ». Fishing lovers use them to relax. The Pays Royannais is a treasure. If you want to visit the museums and the parks, go on sightseing trips organized by associations you will discover its History.
Your taste buds are also allowed to enjoy the different daily tastes : sea food, shells, oysters from Marennes-Oléron. Try the « mouclade » or « l’éclade » which are very unusual and don’t forget the region is a land of spirits such as Cognac, Pineau and lots of others.