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To see, north to south

The "Marais Poitevin"

La Rochelle

Island of Ré

Island of Aix



Madame Island

Island of Oléron




La Tremblade


La Palmyre









To do


Boat trips





The market


Drives through the vineyards

Drives through the marshes

Drives through the forest


To know

The Romanesque Art


The Citadel of Brouage

The Citadel of Blaye

The lighthouses

The forest of La Coubre

The marshes

The "Marais Poitevin"

The carrelets

The ostreiculture

Vine and wines

To taste






Sea food

"Terroir" products

The restaurants




A neighbour of Royan with its own identity

Looking to the south and over the estuary from Royan's sea front, you will see a big beach which stretches out and ends at the foot of a high limestone cliff. Without realising it, this is your first sight of Saint Georges.

Indeed, by following the beach from Royan, it is possible to miss the signpost marking the beginning of the municipality of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, with its beach of Vallières which is an extension of the beach of Royan.

At this level, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne can appear to be a continuation of Royan but viewed from the cliff of Vallières, one realises that it is not only the southern neighbour of Royan but it has a distinctive personality of its own, giving a first impression of an unspoilt landscape with very few buildings.

An immense beach between two cliffs

It is easy to understand what characterises Saint Georges: two cliffs which protect a long beach of fine sand and an old, very lively, town centre which nevertheless, keeps the character of a village, with its business areas in streets around the church.

On the cliff of Vallières, the lighthouse, which creates the familiar silhouette of Saint Georges, is made of stone and was built in 1900 on a headland which protects the small port. It is closed down at present but will be re-opened to the public during the summer.

From the path around the lighthouse, there are beautiful views of the Pointe de Grave, the Pointe de Suzac and the lighthouse of Cordouan.

At the Pointe de Suzac, there is a path which goes along the cliff and this makes a very pleasant walk to Meschers.

Beach and Sea activity

The magnificent beach, more than two kilometres long, edged by a pine forest, enhances this image of natural beauty.
The layout of the promenade along this long beach is very well designed and appreciated by pedestrians and by cyclists of all ages.

Saint Georges reputation as an ideal place for a summer vacation is strengthened by the availability of every type of sea activity and all the services of a classified "Station Voile".

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A pleasant climate, together with unspoilt, peaceful surroundings contributes to the pleasure of all those who spend family holidays in this area.


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Hotel La Croisette Royan

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downtown Royan  in a quiet area very close to the sea, close to the famous Central Market.

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Le Richelieu Hotel in Saujon, 10 minutes away from Royan, 20 air-conditioned rooms,all different.

Hotel Residence de Rohan
Charming house, 3 kms away from Royan in a unique environment. By the sea, direct access to the beach

Yukadi Village Le Logis

Le Logis, under the warm Charente sun, 600 metres from the sea and 10 km from Royan, much of it situated in a pine forest

Camping des Deux Plages
Campsite at Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, close to the beaches and the town centre.

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