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What to do in Royan?

The Hotel Abacus is ideally located in the town of Royan, on the town's main artery, Boulevard Aristide Briand. This privileged location will allow you to walk to all the points of interest in the city center. We meet you every morning in the covered market symbolizing the center of Royan. On the other side of the Boulevard you will find all the restaurants and cafes by the beach. For idleness, relaxation and sunbathing, walk 500 meters and sit on the Grande-Conche beach. Our family hotel in Royan center will allow you to enjoy all the joys of the ocean and the bustle of the city center.

Excursions in the surrounding area

Jean-Pierre, your host, and his team know the region perfectly. Thus, they can provide you with an itinerary according to your desires and your needs so that you can explore the Atlantic Coast by bike, on foot, by motorbike or by car. For cycle tourists, many cycle paths start from Royan to help you discover the surroundings. Beautiful hikes also await you a few kilometers from our hotel near the train station and the ocean in Royan center.

Culinary specialties

Our hotel near the Royan market is a unique opportunity to stroll between the market gardeners' stalls and discover the specialties of the region. Walk around the market, meeting local artisans and producers. Take the opportunity to taste Gironde caviar, foie gras or local wines.

Planet Exotica

Less than 2 kilometers from our hotel near the ocean and the port, discover Planet Exotica. This ZooParc immerses you in an exotic universe where you will pass as close as possible to animals such as snakes, crocodiles, alligators, but also tropical plants. Between activities, events, life-size reproduction of dinosaurs, greenhouses and tourist information, Planet Exotica is a fun and educational activity for the whole family.

Saujon thermal baths

Give yourself a moment of calm and rest by going to the Thermes de Saujon. You can enjoy a psychosomatic thermal cure and a thermal spa offering a whole range of à la carte treatments. The curists can stay in our hotel near the station in Royan then join the Thermes de Saujon 15 kilometers away.

Talmont-sur-Gironde

20 kilometers from our hotel near the port of Royan, meet in the village of Talmont-sur-Gironde. Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, this small village overlooks the Gironde estuary from its rocky promontory. The village has kept all its charm of yesteryear and its original plan of country house. Stroll through the alleys of the city center to discover all the beauty of Talmont-sur-Gironde.

Cordouan Lighthouse

A few kilometers from the Hotel Abacus, visit the Cordouan Lighthouse and its 400 years of history. Even today, the Cordouan Lighthouse serves as a landmark for sailors sailing in the Gironde estuary. The lighthouse is located in the heart of the estuary, it is only accessible by boat. During your visit, you will discover in particular the life of the keepers of the lighthouse.

Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde is a paradise for lovers of idleness, relaxation and sunbathing. Discover the five fine sandy beaches of Meschers-sur-Gironde located less than 20 kilometers from our hotel near the Royan market. You can rest or practice a nautical activity.

La Rochelle

Located an hour's drive away, discover the city of La Rochelle. Stroll through the streets of downtown La Rochelle and visit all of its monuments and must-see places: the Towers of La Rochelle, the Big Wheel, the Saint-Nicolas Quarter, the Gabut Quarter, the Saint-Louis Cathedral and the 'Aquarium of La Rochelle.

Cognac

In an hour's drive, you will be in the city center of Cognac. During your visit to the city, we recommend that you stop at a distillery and taste Cognac. You can also discover the Château de Cognac, the Maison de la Lieutenance, the Cognac Arts Museum, the Public Garden and the street-art works of Wonderwall.