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What to do in Royan?

The Abacus Hotel is ideally located in the town of Royan, on the main artery of the city, the Boulevard Aristide Briand. This privileged location will allow you to reach on foot all the points of interest in the city centre. We give you meetings in the mornings on the covered market symbolizing the center of Royan. On the other side of the Boulevard, you will find all the restaurants and the cafés by the beach. For farniente, relaxation and tanning, walk 500 meters and settle down on the Grande-Conche beach< /strong>. Our family hotel in Royan center will allow you to enjoy all the joys of the ocean and the animation of the city center.

Excursions in the surroundings

Jean-Pierre, your host, and his team know the region perfectly. Thus, they will be able to provide you with an itinerary according to your desires and your needs so that you can discover the Atlantic Coast by bike strong>, on foot, motorcycle or car. For cycling 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 centre.

Culinary specialties

Our hotel close to the Royan market is a unique opportunity to stroll between the market gardeners and discover the specialties of the region. Stroll through the market to meet artisans and local producers. Take the opportunity to taste Gironde caviar, foie gras or local wines.

Exotic Planet

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 the animations, the events, the life-size reproduction of dinosaurs, the greenhouses and the tourist information, Planet Exotica is a fun and educational activity to do with the family. 

Saujon thermal baths

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


At 20 kilometers from our hotel near the port of Royan, go to 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 bastide plan. 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 Lighthouse of Cordouan 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 in the heart of the estuary, it is only accessible by boat. During your visit, you will discover in particular the life of the lighthouse keepers. 


Meschers-sur-Gironde is a paradise for lovers of farniente, relaxation and tanning . Discover the five fine sand beaches of Meschers-sur-Gironde located less than 20 kilometers from our hotel near the Royan market. You can restor practice a nautical activity

La Rochelle

Located one hour away, discover the city of La Rochelle. Stroll through the streets of downtown La Rochelle and visit all its must-see monuments and places: the La Rochelle Towers, the Big Wheel, the Saint-Nicolas district, the Gabut district, the Saint-Louis Cathedral and the La Rochelle Aquarium. p>


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