Destination Saint-Georges-de-Didonne !

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
Share Destination Saint-Georges-de-Didonne !
Destination Saint-Geo ...

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne is a lovely small town located few kilometres away from the famous seaside resort of Royan. As attractive as its famous neighbour, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne offers great opportunities for holidays and relaxation! Here, there are various activities to do, a lot of accommodation and a beautiful seafront which is easy to explore thanks to the walkway along the beach. If you wish to spend holidays without using your car too much, you can opt for the bike and quickly get to Royan and around Saint-Georges.

 

All to the beach!



The star attraction in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne is the beach (well, it is you on the beach!). Here, we can swim, practice nautical and sporting activities, relax; tan or we can relax while walking for hours with the feeling of the water between the toes. The Grande Conche offers 3 km of sand; it is a pleasant bright and large beach. The tourists, due to its easy access appreciate it: car parks are available nearby. If you are looking for a bit of intimacy and nature, another bathing area is waiting for you, in the heart of the pine trees and maritime vegetation: The crique de Suzac, there is also the small beach at the harbour.


On the beach, many nautical activities are offered, you can practice (sometimes in the neighbouring communes):

 

  • • Surfing
  • • Sand yachting
  • • Sailing
  • • Sea kayak
  • • Paddle boarding

 

The sea front, it is fab!

 

The sea front in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne has been developed with care, so everyone can enjoy it all year round. The Boulevard de la Côte de Beauté is bordered by the Velodyssée and which leads into the Sentier du littoral (littoral path), you can quickly reach Royan in this way, along the coast.

 

To amuse the kids, you can rent Rosalies: they are kind of bikes with 4 wheels, or terrestrial pedalos for several people. They have been around since the end of the 19th century and are often associated to the seaside towns. With Rosalies, there is no jealously, every one pedals! There are usually 4 wheels and from 3 to 8 seats. You can take the whole family and have a great time.

rosalie

Une Rosalie, chez Cyclojet

What can we do? 10 ideas of activities

I have 10 suggestions for activities to do with your family or your friends. It’s impossible to get bored in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne!

 

  • Go to the beach! OK, it is obvious and doesn’t count.
  • Stroll in the beautiful pine trees of the Forest of Suzac, which is located to the south of the commune. You can go higher up to the Pointe de Suzac, which offers a beautiful panorama on the coast. It is a protected site, which is part of a coastal conservation programme: the Parc Naturel Marin de l'Estuaire de la Gironde et de la mer des Pertuis.

foret de suzac

  • Go for a walk at the Etang de la Briqueterie, which is part of a marshlands area on the commune. It is a municipal lake which allows to get away from the crowds on the beach, it offers a different panorama and a total change of scene. Fishermen also like it there.
  • Another lake to discover with a picnic or for a stroll in a green setting: the Enlias lake. Concerts are organised there during the summer.
  • Coming on holidays and enjoy one of the many cultural and musical festivals. Check the events calendar on the site of the Tourist Office. The Relais de la Côte de Beauté, also offers cultural events all year.
  • Discover the heritage of the town: The 12th century Saint-Georges Church in the town centre. The Fort de Suzac, on the plateau above the forest of the same name: it was built during WW2 and bombarded by the Americans during the battles of liberation of the town. While walking in the streets, discover also: The logis de Lussinet, the Protestant Temple, the Hôtel des Postes...

Eglise saint georges de didonne

  • Go for a walk in the fishing village and at the stone built Phare de Vallières. There is a little garden nearby.
  • Try the Saintongeaise cuisine and the regional specialties like the “Cagouilles” (snails), which are popular in Charente. Yummmm they are cooked with white wine.

Oysters are also to be savoured obviously. They are best consumed during the months with a “R”, did you know this was due to heat issues during the summer months, which made their transportation difficult. Nowadays they can be savoured all year, however they are still better outside the summer reproduction period. (There is a season for everything!). Do not miss the Pineau, the Cognac, the wine of Charente to accompany all of this and also the desserts and ice creams with “merveilles” (small

delicious donuts).

  • Entertain the children with nautical activities but also a tree climbing adventure park close to the beach and a lovely mini-golf. There is also an equestrian centre and games for the children on the beach during summer time.
  • Enjoy the pedestrian streets of the town centre to do some shopping, have a drink on a terrace and enjoy a nocturnal gourmet market from July.
  • Go for a walk on the Route des Carrelets (fishing huts) to appreciate these typical type of constructions from the Charente Maritime.

route des carrelets

The last word!

 

In Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, like everywhere on the coast, the population is multiplied by 10 during summer. Yes, you read it correctly by 10! The heliotropism, the good life in Charente explains this exceptional enthusiasm and this is the reason why many activities only open during the season and sometimes high season. There are however more and more shops, artisans and services providers available all year, so do not hesitate to come here on holidays all year. At that time, during the inter-season, it is very pleasant as you can enjoy a soft climate while being nearly alone in the world, on the huge beach all for yourself...

 

Have a great holidays in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne!


Back to "Family Time"

You will like also

Thrills, speed and a real LOL moment

Thrills, speed and a real LOL moment
Thrills, speed and a real LOL moment

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

La Tremblade : between land, sea and estuary

La Tremblade : between land, sea and estuary
La Tremblade : between land, sea and estuary

3,5 km - Royan

Royan Central Market, the kingdom of joviality

Royan Central Market, the kingdom of joviality
Royan Central Market, the kingdom of joviality

3,5 km - Royan

The Gironde estuary, a getaway between land, river and ocean

The Gironde estuary, a getaway between land, river and ocean
The Gironde estuary, a getaway between land, r ...

10,3 km - Talmont-sur-Gironde

Explore the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” in Charente-Maritime

Explore the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” in Charente-Maritime
Explore the “Most Beautiful Villages of France ...

10,3 km - Talmont-sur-Gironde

Events nearby

EXPOSITION DES OEUVRES DE PATRICK LAUNAY ET JULIEN CHEVREUX SCULPTEUR SUR BOIS

EXPOSITION DES OEUVRES DE PATRICK LAUNAY ET JULIEN CHEVREUX SCULPTEUR SUR BOIS
EXPOSITION DES OEUVRES DE PATRICK LAUNAY ET JU ...

12/10/2021 to 31/10/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Expositions

EXPOSITION COMME DANS UN REVE

EXPOSITION COMME DANS UN REVE
EXPOSITION COMME DANS UN REVE

14/10/2021 to 31/10/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Expositions

EXPOSITION MARYVONNE LORGERE

EXPOSITION MARYVONNE LORGERE
EXPOSITION MARYVONNE LORGERE

19/05/2021 to 25/12/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Expositions

CONCERT DU GROUPE ITHA

CONCERT DU GROUPE ITHA
CONCERT DU GROUPE ITHA

23/10/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Concerts

CINÉ-BLABLA MARDI BIOCOOP : DOCUMENTAIRE DOUCE FRANCE DE GEOFFREY COUANON

CINÉ-BLABLA MARDI BIOCOOP : DOCUMENTAIRE DOUCE FRANCE DE GEOFFREY COUANON
CINÉ-BLABLA MARDI BIOCOOP : DOCUMENTAIRE DOUCE ...

26/10/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Cinéma

RANDONNES AVEC LES INNER WHEEL

RANDONNES AVEC LES INNER WHEEL
RANDONNES AVEC LES INNER WHEEL

31/10/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Evènements sportifs

EXPOSITION ART ET ARTISANAT

EXPOSITION ART ET ARTISANAT
EXPOSITION ART ET ARTISANAT

02/11/2021 to 21/11/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Expositions

THEATRE" LES GRANDES FILLES" PAR SAUJON COMÉDIA

THEATRE" LES GRANDES FILLES" PAR SAUJON COMÉDIA
THEATRE" LES GRANDES FILLES" PAR SAUJON COMÉDIA

06/11/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Théâtre

L'AMOUR REMPLUME DE LADY DO ET MONSIEUR PAPA

L'AMOUR REMPLUME DE LADY DO ET MONSIEUR PAPA
L'AMOUR REMPLUME DE LADY DO ET MONSIEUR PAPA

12/11/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Concerts

BACK TO CELTIC GUITAR DE JEAN-FELIX LALANNE ET SOÏG SIBÉRIL

BACK TO CELTIC GUITAR DE JEAN-FELIX LALANNE ET SOÏG SIBÉRIL
BACK TO CELTIC GUITAR DE JEAN-FELIX LALANNE ET ...

13/11/2021

493 m - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Concerts

You will like also

Central beach, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Central beach, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
Central beach, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

La Grande Plage (also called La Plage de la Grande Conche, but it is then confused with that of the same name in ...

Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Vallières, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Vallières, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
Vallières, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Vallières beach is the Saint-Georges part of the Grande Conche Beach in Royan. We get closer to the rocky cliffs, ...

1,0 km - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Conche beach, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Conche beach, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
Conche beach, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

A small uncrowded beach, in favor of the other Large beach which attracts more vacationers with its amenities. Here, ...

1,5 km - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Parc de l'estuaire

Parc de l'estuaire
Parc de l'estuaire

The Parc de l'Estuaire is part of the municipality of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, not far from Royan. This site is ...

2,6 km - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Forêt et pointe de Suzac

Forêt et pointe de Suzac
Forêt et pointe de Suzac

In the town of Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, the Forêt de Suzac is a site classified as “Échappées Nature”. This ...

2,7 km - Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Ride around

Sentier des Tannes - RNN Moëze-Oléron

Sentier des Tannes - RNN Moëze-Oléron
Sentier des Tannes - RNN Moëze-Oléron

32,2 km - Saint-Froult

Walking Velo hybrid Mountain bike

Sentier des sablières

Sentier des sablières
Sentier des sablières

33,7 km - Saint-Froult

Walking

Sentier des Polders - RNN Moëze Oléron

Sentier des Polders - RNN Moëze Oléron
Sentier des Polders - RNN Moëze Oléron

33,7 km - Saint-Froult

Walking

Saint-Thomas de Conac à cheval

Saint-Thomas de Conac à cheval
Saint-Thomas de Conac à cheval

33,9 km - Saint-Thomas-de-Conac

Horse

Circuit des coteaux - St Thomas de Conac

Circuit des coteaux - St Thomas de Conac
Circuit des coteaux - St Thomas de Conac

34,0 km - Saint-Thomas-de-Conac

Walking Mountain bike Horse