Royan – Day 9
What could be better than a day on rails, at sea, by bike and on foot? Thanks to this day, you will be able to combine these 4 modes of transport.
The Seagull Train
Departing from Saujon station, take this steam train to La Tremblade on a 21km windy route. On the way you will discover the surrounding countryside, pass through small but friendly villages and taste delicious local products.
Cruise Fort Boyard / Ile d’Oléron / Ile d’Aix
Boarding at the port of Greece – La Tremblade, for a crossing of 1h30 with a possible stopover on the island of Aix from 5h to 7h. During your cruise, you will cross the oyster basin of Marennes-Oleron, pass under the bridges of the Seudre and Oleron, admire the view of the citadel of the Château and the coasts of the island of Oleron, approach the Fort Louvois and sail around Fort Boyard. All this on a more or less calm Atlantic Ocean.
City of Oysters
Once you’ve seen the oyster beds from the sea, it’s time to take a closer look and the Oyster City is the perfect place to do so. Authentic nature, unique experiences to share with the family. More than 2h30 of visit to know everything about the oyster and its environment, from A to Z. Enjoy a bike ride (bike loan included in the entrance ticket) in the Chemin des Claires to discover a natural world, between oyster maturing clusters, oyster huts and irrigation channels. come and learn and have fun thanks to original activities for all on the theme of the tides, the oyster farmer’s job, the marsh, without forgetting the initiation to the opening of the oysters. And to finish your visit, take a trip to the restaurant or the shops to taste or take home something to eat.
You have arrived in the fortified town of Brouage, once bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, this village has become one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. With its two-kilometre long ramparts, its oyster port, its designer and craft shops and its many buildings steeped in history that have been transformed into exhibition spaces, it remains an ideal walking destination for the whole family. In the 16th century, the lord of the castle of Hiers decided to build a new port for the salt trade. This was the creation of Brouage, which was soon fortified by the best engineers in the kingdom of France: Pierre de Conti d’Argencourt, then Vauban and Ferry. Walking along the footpaths, you are likely to encounter herons, ducks and waders.