Main city of the Côte de Beauté and the Royan country with 20,000 inhabitants, Royan is primarily one of the main seaside resorts on the French Atlantic coast.

With five sandy beaches, a marina and an active fishing port, Royan enjoys a pleasant climate. The sunshine of the Charente coast is the best of the Atlantic coast with 2,250 hours per year. It is comparable to that which a part of the Mediterranean coast knows. Royan is less than 30 minutes from Mathes - La Palmyre by car (20 km).