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La Palmyre

to discover

The lighthouse of la Coubre

The forest of la Coubre

Restaurant
Le Flandre

To see, north to south

The "Marais Poitevin"

La Rochelle

Island of Ré

Island of Aix

Fouras

Rochefort

Madame Island

Island of Oléron

Marennes

Brouage

Ronce-les-Bains

La Tremblade

Mornac-sur-Seudre

La Palmyre

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Vaux-sur-Mer

Royan

Saint-Georges-de-
Didonne

Meschers

Talmont

Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Blaye

To do

Cycling

Boat trips

Sailing

Golf

Riding

Jogging

The market

Thalassotherapy

Drives through the vineyards

Drives through the marshes

Drives through the forest

Walks

To know

The Romanesque Art

Rochefort

The Citadel of Brouage

The Citadel of Blaye

The lighthouses

The forest of La Coubre

The marshes

The "Marais Poitevin"

The carrelets

The ostreiculture

Vine and wines

To taste

Wines

Cognac

Pineau

Oysters

Mussels

Sea food

"Terroir" products

The restaurants

 

La Palmyre, a famous resort

La Palmyre is a famous resort for the beach, the forest and the zoo.

By walking along the road which goes from the centre to the beach, one can see some old, a little anachronistic, villas in this resort of modern buildings.

These villas were built in 1900 in a location called "Le Clapet" (The Valve), which is the name of a device built to close a canal.

At this time, the forest railway was put into service to serve the needs of the ‘Water and Forests’ administration.

The holiday-makers took the forest train to go from Royan to Le Clapet. In 1966, Le Clapet became officially La Palmyre, sea resort of the municipality of Les Mathes, situated inland on a limestone hill.

 

 

The beaches, the port, the bay of Bonne-Anse

All the houses have been built back into the forest a few hundred metres away from the shore, which makes them invisible from the coast and because of this, the beauty of the maritime landscape and its natural coastline are protected.

The way the port is constructed with the long promenade along the sea front, makes it easy for all the seaside activities.
 

 

Cycling and Walking

Cycling is the favourite means of transport for the holiday-makers.

Everything is done to make it straightforward and uncomplicated for cyclists.

From the port, the cycle track joins Saint-Palais-sur-Mer by following first of all the sea shore and then it goes through the forest up to the point of the Grande-Côte.

For those who would like to walk, starting from the port, the path leads to the lighthouse of La Coubre by following the beach of Bonne-Anse.

Entertainment for all

The Zoo, the best zoological park in France

When arriving in La Palmyre by the road which comes from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, one cannot miss on the right-hand side, the rock with its waterfall and the magnificent pink flamingos which appear to be there to welcome the visitors. The most famous zoological park in France, open all year long, it is the place of interest most visited in the department of Charente-Maritime. It was created in 1966, as La Palmyre, and is one of the reasons the resort is famous. To visit or revisit absolutely …

 

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