Walk along the ocean in Royan

A visit to the lovely town of Royan in Charente-Maritime, making the most of the view of the ocean.

Royan is a very pretty town where several architectural styles intertwine. The walk is very easy, it runs along the coast.

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Duration: 3 h.

The market

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The market

The Notre-Dame church

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The Notre-Dame church
The city of Royan was almost entirely destroyed during the bombardments of the second world war.

The gardens

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The gardens

The port

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The port

The ocean

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The ocean
Royan is situated at the entrance to the estuary of the Gironde. You can take a ferry to get to Le Verdon on the other side.

The blanks

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The blanks
A fisherman hut with its net.

View of Royan

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View of Royan
Beautiful view of the city of Royan.

The path of the corniche

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The path of the corniche

The corniche

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The corniche
You can see very many vestiges of the German occupation because Royan was an important passage which controlled the traffic into the Gironde estuary. The city was liberated in April 1945.

The beach

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The beach
There are beaches to rest all along the walk.

Planet Exotica

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Planet Exotica
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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