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Camping Palmyre Loisirs, les Mathes, Charente

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The 4* Camping Palmyre Loisirs at les Mathes opens in mid April until mid September. Further down the page we have listed all the facilities this campsite has in addition to our suggestions for the best ways of getting there by train, plane and ferry.

Campsite Palmyre Loisirs is a large and lively located right in the forest of Saint-Augustin-Les-Mathes north west of Royan. Surrounded by a pine forest, the campsite is just a ten minute drive from several long, sandy beaches of Charente-Maritime, on the Atlantic coast.

The whole area is well forested with the towns/villages of St Augustine & les Mathes being just on the fringes. In the forests of Foret de la Palmyre, Foret de St Augustine and the huge Foret de la Coubre you will find lots of wildlife including lots of cute little red squirrels.

There’s plenty to keep the whole family busy, including a recently opened aquapark with pools and waterslides. The campsite is renowned for its evening entertainment, with musical performances, barbecue feasts, karaoke and disco.

There are children’s and teenager’s clubs in high season, including a circus school.

With so much to do on the campsite plus the beautiful beaches of the Royan to explore, Palmyre Loisirs is ideal for a family getaway.Pool complex at Camping Palmyre Loisirs

Round and about

Campsite Palmyre Loisirs makes an excellent base to explore the region, from beaches to forests.

Visit the lighthouse of La Coubre which overlooks the Bonne-Anse Bay and is just 5 miles from the campsite. Climb the 300 steps for breathtaking views of the Côte Sauvage de La Tremblade,  the Forêt de La Coubre, the estuary and the Ile d'Oléron.

The beautiful Forêt de La Coubre national park is at the outer point of the peninsula, separating the Gironde from the oyster beds of Marennes. There are numerous trails for walkers and cyclists to explore.

Royan is another popular seaside resort with sandy beaches and good shopping, restaurants, cafe and a covered market. You can also take the boat to Port Bloc from here, which is located on the other side of the Gironde. Watch the ships sail by to and from Bordeaux.

For a family day out, head to the popular Palmyre Zoo where there are over 6000 animals and birds.

Red squirrel familyFacilities at Camping Palmyre Loisirs


Theme parties

Children / Teenagers

Site-run children's club, Playground, Site-run Teen's Club

Sport / Hobby / Culture

Multisport ground, Boules, Bike trail, Table tennis, Tennis court, Mini-golf course, Treetop adventure park, Horse riding nearby

Pool Complex

Outdoor covered pool, Children's pool, Water park, Swimming shorts not permitted, Waterslide section, ID bracelet must be worn, Outdoor uncovered pool

Shops and food

Bar, Mini-market, Snack bar, Restaurant

Getting there

By train Royan - 9 miles
Rochefort - 19 miles
Saintes - 26 miles

By plane
La Rochelle 51 miles, Bordeaux 91 miles, Poitiers 117 miles, Limoges 134 miles, Bergerac 137 miles

By ferry
St Malo 234 miles, Roscoff 329 miles, Cherbourg 348 miles, Calais 502 miles


Last update: 17.01.2018