• Royan the seaside resort Royan the seaside resort
    Royan the seaside resort
    • Playing on the Grande Conche beach
    • Surfing at Pontaillac
    • Swimming off the Côte Sauvage
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    Unique architecture Unique architecture
    Unique architecture
    • The 1950s
    • The Belle Epoque seaside villas  
    • Notre-Dame of Royan
    • All there is to know in Royan Museum
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    Explore the Côte de Beauté Explore the Côte de Beauté
    Explore the Côte de Beauté
    • Cycling in La Coubre forest
    • Destination: Cordouan lighthouse
    • Walking at Talmont-sur-Gironde
    • A day at La Palmyre Zoo
    • Explore the Gallo-Roman town of Fâ
    • The Royan Area villages
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    Taste the local products Taste the local products
    Taste the local products
    • The markets in Royan
    • Discover the fish auction hall and taste a Charente sushi 
    • The fishing port 
    • Recipes from our chefs
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    Navigating in Royan Navigating in Royan
    Navigating in Royan
    • A call into Royan marina
    • Sailing in the Gironde estuary
    • Practising water sports
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    Discover Royan Le Blog Discover Royan Le Blog
    Discover Royan Le Blog
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  • Getting here, travelling around Getting here, travelling around
    Getting here, travelling around
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    Royan Tourist Office Tourist Office
    Tourist Office
    • Our labels 
    • Useful links
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    Culture in Royan Culture in Royan
    Culture in Royan
    • Town of Art and History
    • Culture Programme
    • Guided tour
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    Any questions? Any questions?
    Any questions?
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    Language Study at Carel Language Study at Carel
    Language Study at Carel
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    Twinning programmes Twinning programmes
    Twinning programmes
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    The environment The environment
    The environment
    • Bathing water
    • Outstanding natural and landscape heritage
    • Reponsible tourism
    • Protected areas
    • Fishing for shellfish on foot
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    Facing both the Gironde estuary and the open sea, the seaside holiday resort of ROYAN , with its fine sandy beaches and many hours of sunshine has enjoyed an excellent reputation since the 19th century.

    Royan offers much to the visitor, in particular the quality and variety of its architecture, with a combination of late nineteenth century villas and a 1950's town centre, unique in Europe. ROYAN is a dynamic resort, offering a wide range of sporting and cultural activities for all ages, a thalassotherapy centre and a casino where you can take the time to relax, and an events calendar full of things to do all year round.

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