5km south of Royan and situated between the coast and the forest, the popular seaside resort of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne has a gently sloping sandy beach stretching over 3.5km, and is ideal for families. The resort is also surrounded by oak forests and boasts an attractive lighthouse and plenty of leisure activities.
OTHER ACTIVITIES A range of activities are available in the resort, including watersports such as sailing, wind-surfing, catamaran, optimist, sand-yachting, and sea kayaking, tennis, an 18-hole golf course (in Saint-Palais), mini-golf, fishing, cycling trails and mountain biking, walks along the coast, boules, excursions on a touristic train including commentary about the surrounding coastline, pedle cars for hire, as well as a weekly street market during the summer season, restaurants serving local specialities, and a cinema and nightclub.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION Please note: the information provided on these pages is intended for guidance purposes only and is not contractual. For the most recent and up to date resort information, please contact the local tourist office.
The Charente-Maritime/Vendee is a region bursting with gastronomic delights and locally produced fine wines. Boasting a landscape offering a coastline dotted with large sandy beaches and typical seaside resorts such as Les Sables d'Olonne and Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, as well as inland lakes, quaint traditional villages and larger cities still bearing evidence of the region's historic past, the Charente-Maritime/Vendee is a rich and varied part of France.
A gourmond's dream destination and gastronomic hot spot, France offers an enormous and varied array of food and wines, all of which reflect the unique charms of the region that produces them, and ranging from delicious yet simple regional specialties to complex and exquisite haute cuisine, which means there is always something new to sample during a to France.
Beyond gastronomy, France boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. Its many castles and chateaux, churches, cathedrals and museums have been carefully preserved and restored to help make it a history and culture lovers ideal holiday destination. The varied, colourful and beautiful landscape means that France offers something to keep everyone entertained - from the Belle Epoque seaside towns of Brittany and the Atlantic coast to the chic beach resorts in the Cote d'Azur for beach lovers, from the rolling vineyards of the Dordogne and famous lavander fields of Provencal countryside for anyone hoping to escape the rat race and to the peaks of the Alps and Pyrenees for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts.
Located on the Atlantic coast, between the Vendee and Gironde areas, the Charente-Maritime offers a landscape typified by pine tree-lined sandy beaches and lush green countryside. A region steeped in history, including the mediaeval hardour at La Rochelle and the ancient Roman town of Saintes. The coastline of the Charente-Maritime is also dotted with islands, such as popular destinations the Ile d'Oleron (linked to the mainland by a 3km-long bridge) and the beautiful Ile de Re.