Places to visit

Around St-Georges...

Places to visit in the Royan region

The Parc de l'Estuaire

Nestled deep in the forest of Suzac, in an unspoilt natural environment, this nature centre run by the Charente maritime département, is a great and enjoyable way to discover all the secrets of Europe’s largest estuary.

47, Av Paul Roullet 17110 Saint Georges de Didonne

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 23 77 77

E-mail: info@leparcdelestuaire.com

Website: www.leparcdelestuaire.com

 

La Palmyre Zoo

One of Europe’s finest zoos, it extends over 14 hectares at the heart of the Forest of La Coubre. It is home to over 1,600 animals from five continents.

Open all year, 9 am-7 pm. Opening times may vary at different times of year,

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 22 46 06

Website: www.zoo-palmyre.fr

 

Parc Planet Exotica

Extending over 7.6 hectares, the park offers a range of activities related to nature, reptiles, dinosaurs and all that is exotic

Open from April to October, 10 am-6 pm (until 8 pm in summer).

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 38 00 99

Website: www.planet-exotica.com

 

La Coubre lighthouse and ecomuseum

Stunning view of Bonne Anse bay and the forest.

The ecomuseum chronicles the history of La Coubre’s lighthouses.

17390 La Tremblade-Ronce les Bains

Open daily (except Tuesdays) from Easter to the end of September and during the last week of October, 10 am-12.30 pm and 1.30 pm-6 pm

Opening times may vary at different times of year

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 06 26 42

The Régulus and Matata caves

Two amazing sites to explore in Meschers-sur-Gironde. These caves, which were hollowed out by the sea 65 million years ago and then carved by man, have always been inhabited. The troglodyte dwellings in the white cliffs served as lairs for smugglers and pirates and places of refuge for Protestants.

The Régulus caves

open from the beginning of April to the end of October 

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 02 55 36

The Matata caves

Open daily from 10 am-7 pm from 1 April to the end of October.

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 02 70 02

Website: grottesdematata.com

 

Talmont-sur-Gironde

Listed as a “Most Beautiful Village in France”

Website: www.talmont-sur-gironde.fr

 

Fâ Museum and Gallo-Roman site

Shrouded in mystery for 200 years, this Gallo-Roman site reveals its secrets... Explore the temple, the baths, the theatre and the streets of an ancient port city. There is also a museum which traces the history of the site.

Tours, events, exhibitions, activities, workshops

17120 Barzan (just beyond Talmont-sur-Gironde)

Open from April to November, 2 pm-6 pm and 10 am- 7pm in summer.

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 90 43 66

Website: www.fa-barzan.com

 

Cordouan lighthouse

The Versailles of the sea - the King of Lighthouses

 

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Listed as a “Most Beautiful Village in France”

 

Places to visit in the Charente-Maritime département

La Rochelle Aquarium

Over two hours of thrills - 10,000 amazing sea creatures in 3 million litres of seawater.

Open daily, 10 am-8 pm. Opening times may vary at different times of year

Tel: +33 (0)5 46 34 00 00   

Website: www.aquarium-larochelle.com

 

The Corderie Royale (Royal ropeworks)

Take a trip through the history of the ropeworks, an outstanding example of 17th century military architecture, which was set up for Louis XIV by his controller general of finance, Jean-Baptiste Colbert. Learn how rope is made.

Open daily from October to March, 10 am-12.30 pm and 2 pm-6 pm. Opening times may vary at different times of year.

Tel +33 (0)5 46 87 01 90.

Website:  www.corderie-royale.com

 

The Hermione

Reconstructing a huge wooden ship is no easy task. So come and visit the Hermione, just a stone’s throw from the Corderie in the old arsenal complex at Rochefort, and learn about all the stages involved in restoring an 18th century frigate.

Open daily from October to March, 10 am-12.30 pm and 2 pm-6 pm Opening times may vary at different times of year

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 87 01 90

Website: www.hermione.com

 

The Château de la Roche-Courbon

Set amid an ancient forest, this protected property has been the epitome of art de vivre since the 17th century.

17250 Saint Porchaire

Open daily, 10 am-12 noon and 2 pm-7 pm 

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 95 60 10

Website: www.larochecourbon.fr

 

La Cité de l’Huître (Oyster museum)

The world’s your oyster... walks, discoveries, entertainment, tasting sessions and games for kids and adults.

La Cayenne 17320 Marennes

Open from February to December, 12 noon-7 pm. Opening times may vary at different times of year

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 36 78 98

Website: www.cite-huitre.com

 

Le Paléosite (Prehistory museum)

The most modern Prehistory centre in the world, where you can enjoy multimedia presentations, Prehistory-themed activities and an amazing exhibition on extinct wildlife.

Rue de la montée verte 17770 Saint-Cézaire,

Open from March to October, 10 am-6.30 pm. Opening times may vary at different times of year

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 97 90 90

Website: www.paleosite.fr

 

The Gironde Estuary

The estuary’s banks afford some stunning views. Charming little ports, steep vine-covered hillsides, old windmills and fishing nets all line the bank, which is bathed in a quite unique light...

 

The Vitrezay nature centre

A 60-hectare nature centre where you can discover the flora and fauna native to humid zones.

Follow signs for St-Bonnet-sur-Gironde

Tel. +33 (0)5 46 49 89 89

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