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To see and do near Royan in Charente Maritime

To see and do in Charente Maritime

A rich architectural, cultural and natural heritage, charming coastal towns, renowned vineyards...  We have selected a few places of interest to visit near Royan in Charente Maritime which will delight all ages.



Meschers sur Gironde

Meschers sur Gironde is a coastal town on the "Côte de Beauté" and a former fishing village surrounded by impressive cliffs, caves, troglodytic dwellings and sandy beaches.

Further information on Meschers sur Gironde.

Parc de l'Estuaire

Nestled in the heart of Suzac forest, this magical setting is ideal for recreational visits that will take you on a journey to the heart of the largest estuary in Europe.

Further information on Parc de l'Estuaire.


Talmont-sur-Gironde is a citadel and walled town dating back to the 13th century which is steeped in history.  It is listed as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France".

Further information Talmont-sur-Gironde.


Royan is a picture-postcard coastal resort with beaches bordered by colourful blue and white huts, golden sandy beaches sheltered from the wind and marina. 

Further information on Royan.

Zoo de La Palmyre

Nestled in a magnificent pine forest, La Palmyre Zoo offers a fabulous family day out : 1 600 animals of 130 species to be admired !

Further information on on Zoo de La Palmyre.

Cordouan Lighthouse

Known as the Versailles of the sea, the Kings' lighthouse and even King of Lighthouses, Cordouan lighthouse is situated at the mouth of the Gironde estuary.  It is a listed "historic monument" since 1862, the same year as Notre-Dame de Paris.

Further information on Cordouan lighthouse

Gallo-Roman site of Le Fâ

The archeological site of Le Fâ in Barzan reveals the relics of a prosperous town which played an important economic role during the Gallo-Roman era, no doubt one of the most important port towns of Antiquity on the Atlantic coast.

Further information on the Gallo-Roman site of Le Fâ

Cognac vineyard

During your stay at Camping** Les Ombrages in Meschers sur Gironde, take a day trip to explore the Cognac vineyard.  Visit the wine growers, take a look in the wine cellars and taste the legendary eau de vie.

Further information on Cognac.


Book your stay in Meschers sur Gironde

The 2-star campsite Les Ombrages welcomes you for a short or long stay.  Book your holiday accommodation in Meschers sur Gironde now !  Contact the campsite by email at info@campinglesombrages.com or + 33 (0)5 46 02 52 04 for further information and availabilities. 


Photo credits : CMT17 © E. COEFFE - © M.C. CHENE - © C. TRIBALLIER - © S. GAUDIN

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