Are there any special offers?
Are there any special offers?
How many people live in Royan and the Royan Area?
The town of Royan has 17,690 habitants (2012 figure). The population is multiplied by 3.5 in the summer season.
The Royan Area has a population of 79,920 habitants.
What does the Town of Art and History (Ville d'Art et d'Histoire) Label mean?
Where are the free car parks?
Parking is free in Royan except for 3 car parks:The Central Market car park (GPS/SatNav coordinates: 45.627659, -1.031164)
The first 1/2 hour is free.
50 centimes for each additional 1/2 hour.The Montmartre car park under the new Montmartre apartment block opposite the Central Market (65-67 rue Font de Cherves) can be used and charges the same priceThe car park on Esplanade de Pontaillac (in front of the Barrière Casino)
Combien coûte et comment s'applique la taxe de séjour ?
La taxe de séjour est exigible toute l'année pour toute personne majeure.
Un supplément de 10 % est demandé pour la taxe additionnelle départementale.
En savoir plus sur la taxe de séjour
How and where can we get tourist brochures?
Download our brochures from our website..
It's raining, what can we do?
Where can I find a cycle repair shop?
What advice do you have for people new to Royan?
You've just moved to Royan. The Town is pleased to welcome you and help you with all the formalities.
Where is Royan Tourist Office?
1 boulevard Grandière (opposite the Post Office)
GPS/Satnav: : +45°37'28.07'' / -1°1'27.26''
Palais des Congrès (Congress Centre) - 42 avenue des Congrès
GPS/Satnav : +45°37'13.05 / -1°1'59.42''
How can I get to the Zoo?
The CARABUS summer route 31 goes from the Royan transport interchange station to the bus stop opposite La Palmyre Zoo;By car:
Starting from Royan, take the ring road towards Vaux-sur-mer/La Palmyre. The zoo is 16 kms from Royan, on the D25.
GPS/SatNav coordinates: 45°41'07.77"N | 1°09'58.57"O
The zoo has two large free carparks P1 and P2.
You're driving a campervan or a bus?
Go to P2 car park which has parking spaces for large vehicles.
Coach passengers can be dropped off at the bus stop in front of the Zoo entrance, opposite the ticket booth.
Please note: Campervans are not allowed to park here overnight during July and August..
Where is Wifi available in Royan?
Royan Tourisme has 8 Wifi access points available to the general public.
They are at:
Your choice of Internet access:
WIFI ROYAN Internet Service is placed at your disposal by Royan Tourist Office and its partner E-Wi Telecom
Where can I find photos and articles about Royan?
Which days are dustbins collected for my home or my holiday rental?
Where can I find a tide timetable?
Where can I find a guided visit to the town?
Royan Tourisme offers a programme of guided visits, with one every day during July and August.
They are centred around themes, such as: Reconstruction architecture in the Foncillon and Town Centre areas, or the Belle Epoque (Golden Age) with the Parc or Pontaillac quarters in particular, not forgetting a guided visit to Royan Fish Auction Hall.Guided visits to Royan
Are there any webcams?
What is the Royan area or "Pays Royannais" exactly?
The "Pays Royannais" is an area covering 34 communes (towns or villages) including Royan which is the best known and most famous on the Côte de Beauté. The Royan area stretches over more than 50 km of Atlantic coastline between two estuaries. The multitude of places to discover and very varied country landscapes are so many invitations to travel. Four entirely different environments make the Royan area exceptionally rich in terms of both the historic and natural heritage.
The "Pays Royannais" in figures:
What tourist attractions are accessible for the disabled?
Where can I park my campervan?
Campervans are allowed to park in all accessible car parks in the town during the day, between 9.00 and 19.00.
Campervans are not allowed to park in the Port car park during the summer season.
For further information contact the Town Police Department, on +33 (0)5 46 39 56 51
For an overnight stay:
Avenue de Bel Air
GPS/SatNav: 45.628294° / -1.011957°
44 ter avenue d'Aquitaine
Where can I find "Mag Royan" (town news magazine)?
Town publications are available at
What are the Royan Tourisme opening times?
What activities are available for the under 12s?
What are the market days?
There are two markets in Royan
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7.00 to 13.00 (including on public holidays)
and every day from 15 June to 15 September
Open from Tuesday to Sunday (including on public holidays)
Every day from 15 June to 15 September from 7.00 to 13.00
What economic data is available on the town?
What public transport is there?
Where can I find the ferry timetable and prices?
How can we become a Tourist Office partner?
The Tourist Office is a means for enhancing the value of our area as a destination, and your business.
In addition to its public service tasks (services to visitors and providing information), it can help you promote your business.
By becoming a Tourist Office partner, you will benefit from: