Charente-Maritime

Royan

Recommended
Royan
The Essential
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Nicknamed the Pearl of the Ocean by the painter Corot, Royan and its beautiful white sandy beaches was the darling of the Côte de Beauté during the Belle Époque. Nearly entirely destroyed (80%) by allied bombings during WW2, the town centre was rebuilt in a modern style using a great deal of reinforced concrete. Today, the town has a sleepy seaside resort atmosphere, enhanced by the beautiful restored Belle Époque villas of the park and Pontaillac districts.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Royan

Church of Notre Dame de Royan Church of Notre Dame de Royan
Church of Notre Dame de Royan
Royan
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Sea front Sea front
Sea front
Royan
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Planet Exotica
Planet Exotica
Royan
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Pontaillac Coastal Road
Pontaillac Coastal Road
Royan
Pontaillac Quarter
Pontaillac Quarter
Royan
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Royan Reformed Church
Royan Reformed Church
Royan
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