Camping in Royan
Camping holidays in Royan bring you to a region of golden beaches backed by pine forests and rolling hills. Visit the world famous brandy town of Cognac or head to the coast to taste fabulous mussels and oysters. This part of France combines lovely weather with a relaxed atmosphere and a real sense of history, illustrated by the mellowing fortifications dotted around the coast and islands.
Our campsites in Royan offer fantastic onsite facilities, coastal locations and outstanding value. They are all very family friendly and the accommodation options range from spacious tents to a wide selection of luxury mobile homes.
Palmyre Zoo The large and well-regarded Palmyre Zoo brings you up close to a huge collection of animals from five continents and you can actually feed and pet some of the larger animals. Sea lion and parrot shows take place throughout the summer.
Cognac Choose from the many distillery tours and wine trails on offer and don’t miss the Musée des Arts du Cognac, where you can find out even more about its history and economic importance.
La Cognathèque sells hundreds of different cognacs and several dozen varieties of Pineau, the aperitif made from adding unfermented grape juice to cognac.
La Rochelle La Rochelle is a delightful city with outstanding seafood restaurants. The top attraction for families is the large and exciting aquarium, complete with shark tank.
Two stunning medieval towers guard the entrance to the old port, a third was built as a lighthouse but became a prison. Climb your way to the top past the graffiti and carvings left by captive British seamen.
Ile de Ré A small flat island with white-washed houses, sandy beaches and miles of cycle tracks to explore. At the lively harbour of St Martin-de-Ré children can get rides on the ‘donkeys in pantaloons’ – the clothing traditionally protected the animals from mosquitoes out on the salt marshes.
Saintes Visit the ruins of the Amphitheatre and the atmospheric crypt of the Eglise St. Eutrope before crossing the river to admire the Roman triumphal arch and the carved exterior of the Abbaye aux Dames, now an impressive cultural centre.
Royan Royan was one of France’s original seaside resorts, and the upmarket shops and large number of restaurants reflects its enduring popularity with the French themselves. A pleasant warm climate and miles of sandy beaches makes it particularly family-friendly.
Ile d’Oléron Cross the bridge to Ile d’Oléron and follow the ‘Oyster Road’ to discover traditional methods of oyster cultivation.
At St Trojan-les-Bains, hop aboard Le P’Tit Train, a much-loved narrow gauge railway currently celebrating its 50th birthday.
At the far north of the island visit the distinctive black and white lighthouse at Phare de Chassiron and climb the 224 steps to admire the views from the top.
To find your perfect campsite in Royan please use our interactive site finder, call our knowledgeable customer advice team on 01 242 1901, or go straight to the individual campsite pages.