The Mermaid Cruises Maritime connections in Royan

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Opens Monday at 10:00 am

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Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : Pays d’Aunis and the coastline, La Rochelle, Rochefort and Marennes

Services

  • Cash
  • Credit card accepted
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • open 7/7
  • English
    • Departing from Royan, come and admire the great curiosities of the Estuary : the Cordouan Lighthouse, the Pointe de Grave, the Côte du Médoc, the Troglodyte Caves of Meschers, the Fort de Suzac, the tip and the lighthouse of Vallières and the Royan Bay.

      Visit the Cordouan lighthouse nicknamed "Versailles of the Seas", 68 meters high with its 301 steps. The first lighthouse classified as a Historic Monument in 1862, it is the only lighthouse at sea in the world still inhabited by keepers and open to visitors. The Cordouan lighthouse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      We have been transporting visitors to Cordouan since 1992. The visits are organized in partnership with the SMIDDEST manager of the lighthouse.

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Traveller Reviews The Mermaid Cruises

4.3 sur 5 383 reviews

  • Bruno Lefort

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Bruno Lefort on 27/04/2023

    Pro

  • Thierry Alberti

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Thierry Alberti on 16/08/2023

    It is essential to book as excursions are popular with vacationers. We opted for the sea trip of the Gironde estuary and the Cordouan lighthouse. What a beautiful excursion that we highly recommend. The on-board staff are very welcoming and very attentive to people who have had some nausea. A well-deserved 5 stars for the whole team. WELL DONE

  • Nathalie T

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nathalie T on 02/08/2023

    We booked the lighthouse tour with a visit to it. We had problems at the beginning when ordering online because we did not receive a confirmation email, but we were able to be helped quickly and kindly by telephone contact. The visit was very well organized. It lasts 4 hours in total and we spent 1 and a half hours at the lighthouse. You must be present half an hour before departure. You should bring a picnic and water shoes. The boat and amphibious boat ride was very adventurous, and not for people who get seasick easily. The whole team was very friendly and you could tell they cared about the safety of the passengers. The team provides some information during the crossing and accompanies the passengers to the lighthouse where they are welcomed by the guards. There are toilets on the boat and in the lighthouse. I had a great time and highly recommend this tour. It was wonderful.

Traveller Reviews The Mermaid Cruises

4.0 sur 5 265 reviews

  • "Smooth trip to Cordouan with a friendly staff"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by R0M41N_L (Jerusalem, Israel) on 01/08/2021

    Great experience to go to the lighthouse of Cordouan by boat. Friendly staff, clear instructions and cleaned environment. Definitely recommended

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  • "Wonderful trip to Cordouan"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by OliviaJJL (Bordeaux, France) on 15/07/2020

    Nice boat ride out to the lighthouse. It's worth being early to be on top of the boat though, especially if you tend to get sea sick. The staff was friendly and informative. The last stretch from...

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  • "4h tour 🚤"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Delfan-86 (Switzerland) on 01/09/2018

    The ticket was a little expensive, 48€ for an adult, but include the ticket to visit the lighthouse. The all tour take 4 hours. Get attention, the time of the visit change every day! Attention...

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The Mermaid Cruises

Address

Quai de Monastir
Port de Royan
17200 Royan

GPS coordinates

45° 37'14.03"N, 1° 1'44.86"W

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