To discover

Ideally positioned in Royan


The Crystal Hotel is located in the city center of Royan. Stroll through the city to discover buildings with architecture from the 1950s and Belle Époque villas. Head towards Grande Conche beach, which you will follow to reach the port. From the port, you can take the ferry and easily cross the Gironde estuary. You will enjoy finding yourself at the central market in Royan to leave with good and beautiful products from the region.

The unavoidable


In less than 20 minutes by car, you will be at the Zoo de la Palmyre. At the heart of an 18-hectare pine forest, the Zoo de la Palmyre is home to 1,600 mammals, birds and reptiles representing 110 species. La Palmyre Zoo is committed to the conservation of endangered species, scientific research and education for the preservation of the environment. Young and old alike will enjoy an enriching, fun and educational visit.

The Lighthouse of Cordouan is located at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, it has recently been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built at the end of the 16th century, it is 67.70 meters high. You can visit this monument, accompanied by the guards who live there all year round. From the port of Royan, you can reach the Lighthouse of Cordouan.

The villages to discover


In the surroundings of our 2-star hotel in Royan center, you will find many picturesque villages of character which will charm you with their monument, their history and their natural site. We advise you to go to Talmont-sur-Gironde with its exceptional view of the Gironde estuary, to Mornac-sur-Seudre with its narrow streets lined with houses with white facades, to Saint-Palais-sur-Mer with its five fine sandy beaches, in La Tremblade with a visit to the Coubre lighthouse and in Saujon with its Train des Mouettes. 

Activities not to be missed


In the heart of Royan, we advise you to go to Planet Exotica, a ZooParc offering the discovery of reptiles and dinosaurs. In less than 20 minutes by car, you will be on the troglodyte site of the Grottes du Régulus in Meschers-sur-Gironde, a unique and enchanting site. From Royan, you can practice many water activities, beautiful bike rides or hikes. Contact us at the reception and we will inform you of all our good addresses and our good plans in the surroundings. Activities not to be missed

The surf school


On Pontaillac beach in Royan, learn about, discover or improve your skills in board sports with the "Surf Club Royan Atlantique". This sports association welcomes many affiliates, but also offers courses and equipment rental. Young and old can surf the waves by taking surfing, longboard, bodyboard and standup paddle lessons. Visit their website to find out more and to organize your next vacation in our charming hotel in Royan centre. 

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