La Transhumance Route de Royan

We are currently updating the attractions for 2017 listed below are but only a few of the best

 

 

La Palmyre Zoo

 La Palmyre Zoo (French: Zoo de La Palmyre, is a zoo in Les Mathes, Charente-Maritime, France. It was created in 1966 in the forest of the Les Mathes by Claude Caillé. Extending over 18 hectares (44 acres), including 14 of landscape garden, it offers the visitor the opportunity of observing more than 1600 animals of all kinds, divided into 130 species, over a distance of more than 4 kilometres (2.5 mi).La Palmyre Zoo officially opened its doors in 1966, but the project really began in a semi-official way in 1957, thanks to the efforts of its founder, Claude Caillé. 

 

Le Train des Mouettes

The trains are  tourist trains that have been working since 1984 the 21 kilometres of railway that separate Saujon of La Tremblade on the line Saujon to the Greve, serving the stations of Fontbedeau, Mornac-sur-Seudre, Chaillevette, Etaules And Arvert, in Charente-Maritime (New-Aquitaine).This is a fantastic day out for all the family the scenery you pass through you can never experience in a car. And only a short drive from the site,( Mornac-sur-Seudre) and the cost is very reasonable when you arrive at  La Tremblade take in the sea food then take the next train back.

 

 Port Miniature de Saint-Savinien 

 Experience the original adventure imagined since 1987 by a shipwright. Choose from 18 models of ancient and contemporary fishing and trade ships. Take a seat at the controls of a cargo ship, a steam Mississippi, a tug ... and take a cruise on the lake, before discovering the small and large channel. This water attractions is for children. Adults are allowed on board to accompany the young sailors. On the ancient merry-go-round island, children rediscover former times parties pleasures, and have fun in the new inflatable games area. July / August (during summer holidays).

 

 

 Planet Exotica

Planet Exotica is a commercial botanical garden located at 5 avenue des Fleurs de la Paix, Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged. Situated in the heart of the touristic region of Royan the new park PLANET EXOTICA will charm the whole family. On a surface of more than 7,6 hectares this park offer different activities and highlights around nature, reptiles, dinosaurs and exotic. In the huge tropical greenhouse and in the desert hall you will find one of Europeans biggest reptile exhibitions with animals from all over the world.  

 

 

Wines of the Area

Bordeaux wines,
Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg, For the wine enthusiast of both red and white wines, who stays in the region of Royan, a tour of the vineyards of the Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg is essential. Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg, opposite the Medoc, the right bank of the Gironde is sometimes forgotten. For the wine enthusiast of both red and white wines, who stays in the region of Royan, a tour of the vineyards of the Côtes de Blaye and Côtes de Bourg is essential. In addition, prices remain reasonable.

 

The food of the area

With the local market at Breuillet and the Sunday market in Royan which both are  colourful, vibrant and packed with stalls selling all manner of goods. all close to the camp site and the delivery of fresh melons (In season to your door) .In Royan there are outdoor stalls arranged around the indoor market.As a lover of fresh sea food myself this is some of the best. I recommend taking them back to the mobile home and cooking them fresh on the BQ.Not forgetting the fantastic cheeses of the area so I am doing a separate link on this.