Charente-Maritime has lot to offer beyond its beaches.
You will be able to discover a very rich local heritage and gastronomic culture.
Royan area has also got a big diversity in activities and sports ( cycling, sailing, hiking, horse-riding, surfing, running, parachuting, golf, tennis, microlight…)
Sightseeing and attractions in Charente-Maritime
What’s on ? Clink on this following link to discover the 2018 event calendar.
The yearly events in Charente-Maritime : :
The Francofolies music festival in La Rochelle from July 11th to July 15th
The classical free concert called « Un violon sur le sable » performed live on Royan beach from July 21st to July 28th
Discover the Islands of the area either by car, bus, boat or on foot: “Ile d’Oléron”, “Ile de Ré”, “Ile Madame” or “Ile d’Aix”. Click on the following link to find information about boat trips. croisières Alizé
Visit the most beautiful villages in France Mornac-Sur-Seudre, Talmont-sur-Gironde, Brouage…
Cinema: don’t miss the latest film or animation movie at the cinema Le Surf in Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer..
Cinema: don’t miss the latest film or animation movie at the cinema Le Surf in Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer: cinéma Le Surf à Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer
The Saint-Palais-sur-Mer entertainment team will look after your children. Ask for the program.
What you mustn’t miss: La Palmyre zoo, The maritime Arsenal of La Rochelle “La Corderie Royale”, La Rochelle aquarium
Sports and activities:
The beaches: Both “Platin” beach and “La Grande Côte” beach are 1km far from the holiday home.
If you want to go surfing, you will find several spots along “La Côte sauvage”.
Water sports: you will find a great diversity either in Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer or in the surroundings. Click on the following link for more information.
Cycling: Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer is a great place to go cycling with your family or with a club (don’t forget the partnership with “BikeHireDirect” to rent your bike and have it delivered at the holiday home.
Click on the following link for more information.
Other activities: you will find several events throughout the year ( “the Pont du diable” race, “the Sable et forêt trail”) and different activities you can do such as golf, horse-riding, tennis…
Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer takes care of you and even challenges you. Click on the following link for more information.
Gastronomic culture in Charente-Maritime:
Seafood is a specialty in Charente-Maritime.
Charente-Maritime has a local gastronomic heritage: the area is well-known for its different alcohols such as the pineau, the cognac but also its oysters, “éclade de moules” ( a culinary speciality with mussels and pine needles) and its shortbread biscuit. …
You can also shop at the local market or the different shops in Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer.
or find seafood at the breeding pond “Viviers Charentais” next to the holiday home (500m far)