Located in the heart of the city, the marina of Royan is one of the most important on the Atlantic coast.
Well sheltered from the winds and protected by the landing stage of the ferries that cross the Gironde, this deep-water port has more than 1000 rings with secured pontoons, for boats up to twenty-five meters ...
It has a lovely promenade where you can stroll or have a drink on the terrace of a café.
Discover the webcam of the marina of Royan.
Jacques, 39 years old, tells us his stopover in Royan.
I've been sailing ever since I was a kid. Sailing allows me to relax and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet. I've travelled a lot. For the past 3 years I've been sailing around Europe with my yacht.
Starting in Brittany, I decided to explore the Charente Maritime islands and make a final call into Royan. I'll probably stay 3 or 4 days. Some of my childhood friends are on holiday in the area.
It'll be the ideal occasion to get together again!
It's Thursday and I've just arrived in the Royan marina. The sea was calm. I drew up close to pontoon 12B. After I'd been allocated my berth, I went to the harbour master's office to get my access card.
I spotted Lucie and Martin at around 5 pm. They came towards my pontoon. I'm delighted to be able to spend some time with them. I got up to all sorts of mischief with Martin when we were younger. We were in the same sailing club and took part in competitions on a regular basis. We crewed together for several races. Ah, those were the days!
And now here we are on the terrace of one of the bars opposite the marina. It's lovely here! The marina is right in the town centre. Great for getting around!
We're going to have a busy weekend! Lucie has drawn up a complete programme: a bike outing, visits to the trendy bars along the coast, trip around the town, bathing on the Cote Sauvage, etc etc. There won't be time to get bored!
Tomorrow we'll go to the market to buy some oysters that we'll eat on board when we sail out to Cordouan lighthouse. The sea breezes will do us all a lot of good!