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Practical information

Getting here: plane, ferry, train, ferry

Getting around: Travel companies Carabus and Les Mouettes or local taxis

Getting here

Plane

Royan-Médis aerodrome
Tel. 00 33 5 46 05 08 22
La Rochelle airport (1hr 15)
Tel. 00 33 5 46 42 30 26
www.larochelle.aeroport.fr
Bordeaux Mérignac airport (1hr 45)
Tel. 00 33 5 56 34 50 50
www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr

Ferry Royan / Le Verdon

Situated at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, this line links Le Verdon (North Point of Médoc) to Royan and vice versa making the long detour around the estuary and crossing the bridges over the Dordogne and the Garonne unnecessary.

It is 3 miles (6 kilometres) across and the crossing takes around 20 minutes.

GPS address for boarding:
LE VERDON : 19 avenue du Phare de Cordouan - 33123 Le Verdon /Mer
ROYAN : rue de la Galiote - 17200 Royan

Hours and prices: Departmental Maritime Service: 00 33 5 56 73 37 73
http://transgironde.gironde.fr/presentation/?rub_code=36

Trains

The SNCF (French rail network) station is in the town centre.

Timetables and purchases: 3635 (€0.34/min excluding any additional network charges).
Royan station: Tel. 00 33 5 46 05 62 32
www.voyages-sncf.com

Car

Paris – Motorway A10, exit 35 Saintes (4hr 50)

Poitiers – Motorway A10, exit 35 Saintes (1hr 50)

Bordeaux – Motorway A10, exit 37 Mirambeau (1hr 30)

La Rochelle - via Rochefort D77 (1hr)

Getting around

Carabus - Transport network for the Royan-Atlantic Community

Tel. 0810 810 977
www.carabus-transport.com

Les Mouettes – Network Keolis Charente-Maritime

Les Mouettes serve the main communes in the department. They serve the main departmental stations and have links with the bus networks in the towns of La Rochelle, Rochefort, Saintes and Royan.

Tel. 0811 36 17 17
www.lesmouettes-transports.com

Royan Taxis

Tel. 00 33 5 46 39 88 88

Car rentals

Europcar - 13 place du Dr Gantier - 17200 Royan
Tel. 00 33 5 46 05 20 88 - www.europcar-atlantique.fr

Sixt - Départures La Rochelle station or airport (LRH) - Bordeaux airport (BOD), station and Brienne Auto.
Tel. 00 33 8 20 00 74 98  - www.sixt.fr/location-voiture/france/la-rochellewww.sixt.fr/location-voiture/france/bordeaux

Hertz - Tel. 00 33 5 46 05 10 70

Renault Rent -Royan Autos 2000 - Tel. 00 33 5 46 05 05 08

Océane de location - Tel. 00 33 5 46 38 48 48
Mobitour