Royan is in an idyllic spot. Situated in the Charente Maritime region of France on the stunning Atlantic Coast, it lies just south of La Rochelle, north of Bordeaux and close to the northern tip of the Gironde estuary. Over the years, it has mastered the art of being a seaside resort par excellence, and is renowned for its sheltered beaches, glorious striped tents, and superb microclimate that rivals anything you might find on the Mediterranean coast. It’s a must-visit destination for all holidaymakers to France’s West Coast. Fortunately, Siblu campsite Bonne Anse Plage is on the doorstep, while holiday parks Les Charmettes and La Pignade are but a short drive away.

 
Ronce les Bains

Located within a pine forest on the edge of the Marennes Estuary, La Pignade is the perfect place for switching off from everyday life and basking in the beauty of nature.

pool with retractable roof
Pool with retractable roof
slides
Great Slides
horse riding
Horse riding on-site
Les Mathes

Welcome to Siblu's flagship park on the West Coast of France. With a huge pool complex, legendary waterslides and a massive entertainment area.

slides
Amazing waterslides
pet friendly accommodation
Pet friendly accommodation available on request
child friendly activities
Tons of activities on site
Baie de Bonne Anse

Bonne Anse Plage is a true favourite among our British and Irish holidaymakers, with its fantastic location near the seaside town of La Palmyre.

child friendly activities
Great park for kids
BMX track
Perfect for discovering by bike (on and off-site)
pool
Supervised pool complex with heated swimming pool

Royan at a glance

Treat yourself

Exquisite oysters at almost every restaurant

For the kids

Grab the bucket and spade for those long, sandy beaches

Views

Striped beach tents on La Grande Conche

Day trip

Head to the nearby zoo in La Palmyre

Things to see and do in and around Royan

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Beaches
Terrific beaches abound on the nearby Côte de Beauté, Côte Sauvage and in Royan itself. There’s the main town beach, La Grande Conche, which has terrific family facilities and lifeguards in high season, and Foncillon, with its open-air seawater swimming pool opposite the Palais du Congrès. Energetic Pontaillac is great for surf enthusiasts and jet-skiers. Pigeonnier and Chay are smaller, quieter coves away from the main fray. Whichever beach experience you opt for, you won’t be disappointed.

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Things to discover & special events
Visit Planet Exotica, a botanical garden with bonsais, butterflies, Japanese garden, adventure trail and life-size dinosaur models to keep all the family entertained for hours! Royan’s Marina is packed with berths of mesmerising yachts, and under the archways there are chandlers, boutiques, galleries and restaurant terraces from which to watch the world go by. Surrender to the lure of the Atlantic and take a boat trip to Phare de Cordouan, France’s oldest, still-manned lighthouse – and open to visitors. And don’t miss Royan’s annual summertime extravaganza: Violon sur le Sable. It’s an unforgettably heady mix of beach, opera and fireworks that will surprise and delight.

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Hidden gems & discoveries
Take the 15-minute boat trip to the car-free idyll of Ile de Batz – there are plenty of glorious, sandy beaches, and at only two miles long, you can cross its length and breadth (walking or cycling) without breaking too much of a sweat! Or seek out the extraordinary Jardin Georges Delaselle. These gardens house 3,000 species of tropical plants from all five continents, and have unparalleled views back to the mainland. In Roscoff town, Maison des Johnnies is a quaintly eccentric museum dedicated to the men who, from the 1830s to the 1970s, brought the distinctively pink and sweet Roscoff onion to the British doorstep (think beret-sporting Frenchman on a bicycle heavy laden with onions – this is ‘Onion Johnnie’). Roscoff also does great French food – try a moules-frites in one of the atmospheric restaurants overlooking the harbour – and there are crêpe, galette and cider options aplenty. Don’t miss an opportunity to try kouign amann cake either – made of butter, sugar, and… more butter! An unctuously rich, sweet delight.

Getting to Royan from our parks

Place

Royan

Distance/driving time from Bonne Anse Plage

19km/ 25 minutes

Distance/driving time from Les Charmettes

18.1km/ 25 minutes 

Distance/driving time from La Pignade

26.4km/ 36 minutes

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