Royan, France - where to from here?

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  1. JaG

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    We are booked on a ferry on 25th August to France.
    Our first stop for two weeks is Twin Lakes in the region of Charente-Maritime, followed by a week in Royan.
    After this we have no plan but would like to stay away from the UK for a further 4 to 5 weeks.
    Any suggestions on 'must see' areas and friendly sites. We are open to any suggestions but would like to be on the 'warm side'of France.
     
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    try the sand dunes at Biscarrosse ( ithink thats where they are or around there) and mimizan is a great place both with aires
     
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    If you decide to see the Pilat dunes as per Ukbill's suggestion, rather than the long drive via Bordeaux catch the ferry from Royan to Pointe de Grave.

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    Why not come to Parc Verger - plenty to see and do in the area, and always a real welcome for Funsters (with a discount to help keep costs down).:BigGrin:
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  5. JaG

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    Strangely enough we did look at your site on Google earth after reading a recent post. Being only 192km from Royan we could well head inland to you - you never know. Thanks for the info.
     
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    If you make it as far as Parc Verger, which is a lovely site you may as well see a bit of the Dordogne which is a gorgeous area. I especially love Perigeaux which is a lovely town to wander around.

    I cannot help with campsites though as we generally use Aires apart from when the washing needs doing :Wink:
     
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    Royan is on the Garonde river going in both directions from royan their are quite a few aires in great locations some with electric and wifi we have stayed along the river many times and have never been disapointed. If you want to go in land Rocamador is woth a couple of days and the aire at the lift top car park is free for overnight parking.:Doh:
     
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    When you get off the ferry turn right and visit the Royal Marine memorial to the Cockleshell Heros it's a real eye opener and worth a visit.
     
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    Get the ferry across, head for Le Gurp !! fantastic beach, Municipal campsite ! then head for Montalivet just down the road !! Good aire there !!!:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Before you depart from Charente-Maritime will you have tried:

    Ile d'Oleron
    Ile de Re
    Ile Madame
    La Palmyre
    Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
    La Rochelle
    Parc Puy du Fou ?

    You're within a day's journey of the Dordogne, places like Sarlat (old town), La Roque-Gageac (river activities), Beynac et Cazenac & Castellnaud-la-Chappelle (impressive chateaus), all with aires.

    If you're into your prehistoric stuff try Les Eyzies de Tayac (including Font de Gaume) and Rouffignac. There's also an unusual medieval troglodyte village at Roque Saint Christophe.

    Alternatively if you're sticking to the coast I'd endorse others' recommendations of the Dune de Pyla/Pilat (Europe's tallest sand dune), Biscarrosse-Plage (huge popular forest aire, arrive early for a pitch), and Lacanau-Ocean (surf city). Then you've got other surfy spots like Mimizan, Hossegor, CapBreton etc. We're big fans of BAB (Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne) - the best two aires are up at Anglet. The one just south of Biarritz (Ave Milady) is like living in a sardine tin in summer.
     
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    :thanks: for all the ideas.
    I think we will just never come back home :reel: - sounds so much to see in such a small area of France. We like the idea of the Pilat Dunes and Biarritz then perhaps inland to Limosin and the Dordogne. That should fill the full time in and give us plenty to see and do.
     
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