The place :
Royan is said to be the « Beauty Coast » jewel. Located to the West of France, on the Atlantic Ocean in the Poitou Charentes region, it is the number one spa resort of this side of France with its long soft sanded beach.
The resort, which is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, fulfills the 3 requirements of perfect holidays: sea, sun and beach. The climate, influenced by the Gulf Stream, is sweet and warm. The city itself is an architectural treasure of the 50's, set on a beautiful background of pine forests, limestone cliffs diving straight into the Ocean and kilometers of soft sanded beaches.
The wellness centre is set on the foreland of Chay and allows you to enjoy the relaxing sight of the Ocean. Hotels and residences :
Hotel "Novotel Thalazur"
This 3 star hotel is directly integrated to the thalasso centre of Royan. It offers 83 rooms featuring air-conditioning and offering a vast space and modern comfort in a most beautifully decorated background. Moreover, the Hotel faces the sea.
Each room offers a private balcony with sea view. You shall be able to admire the Pointe de Grave and the Cordouan Lighthouse from your room, as well as the wondrous small fishermen\'s houses built on stilts.
All rooms feature a double bed,a sofa-bed, a TV, a telephone, a safe, a mini bar, a free WIFI connection and a platter with everything for tea and coffee.
Communicating rooms are available.
24/7 check in, elevators, room service (between 6am and midnight -hot meals or cold snacks), access for disabled people to the main premises, bar (6am till midnight), closed parking (as a surcharge), safe at the reception desk, copy machine and printer, babysitter service, beauty salon with beauticians at your disposal.
For the children:
-Indoors pool for accompanied children of over 12 years old (ask the hotel for opening hours).
-Possibility of accommodating 2 children under 16 in the parents\' room.
Corporate Events/Business Events:
7 meeting/board rooms of 35 to 50m² that can accommodate 10 to 200 people are at your disposal.
Pets are accepted at the hotel (as a surcharge for the food and accessories). Restaurants :
Restaurant "Le Fa"
The restaurant proposes to you healthy or traditional menus. This includes a lot of sea food such as Marenne Oysters and other shells and fish of the region, freshly fished off the Ocean, which should please you very much. Depending on the season, meals can be served on private terraces for you to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Atlantic.
The decor features most elegant Ebony wood, inspired by the fishermen\'s houses that can be admired on the estuary of the Gironde River.
The Chef also proposes a balanced formula, available for all packages on a full board basis, without surcharge. These balanced formulas are in fact a new nutritional concept to help loose weigh without the fold-backs of a diet. It is based on a reorganization of your everyday meals based on a personalized assessment by a professional. Associated to treatments, it helps you slim down while still enjoying tasteful, delicious meals.
Vegetarian and Children\'s menus are prepared if asked for.
The restaurant has air-conditioning and a non-smoking area. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sports and Activities :
This destination features the best sports and leisure equipments a resort can offer its guests:
-Tennis: next to the institute is one of the oldest and most renowned tennis club of France, the Garden Tennis.
-Golf: the 18 holes golf course of Royan stretches over 5900 meters of pine trees and natural dunes. It is a member of Europe's n°1 Golf Network, Golfy which was created in 1990 and counts as much as 80 other clubs nowadays.
-Equitation: the Maine-Gaudin equestrian club proposes races at the hippodrome of Royan.
-Nautical Sports: swimming in the covered pool, or open sea water pool, sailing, water ski, diving, land sailing, surfing.
-Ultralight aviation, parachuting.
-Royan's Casino Pontaillac, cinemas, nightclubs.
Also to be seen in Royan: The Gardens of The World, the seafront, the historical city centre, and the harbour.
The surroundings of Royan offer a lot of touristic tours that are worth seeing: the famous Fort Boyard from the TV game, the La Rochelle Harbour, the fishermen's houses in Fouras, the zoological parc of La Palmyre, the Ste Radegonde Church in Talmont and the isles of Ré, Oléron, Madame and Aix. But also, the Regulus Caves, the Cordouan Lighthouse, the « Oyster Road », the Fâ Mill and the Domain de Chaillaud english botanical garden. Access :
Paris / Royan : 507 kmBy train
TGV Paris Montparnasse / Niort then Train Niort / Royan : 4h15
Royan Station is 2km awayBy helicopter
Paris / Royan: 1h