Have a look at some of our photos of La Palmyre, La Grande Cote and La Cote Sauvage which are within cycling distance if you're feeling energetic, (on country lanes and cycle paths) or, less than 10 minutes by car where you will find ample free parking facilities. All the beaches are linked by cycle paths through the pine forests.

There are many small towns and villages to explore locally including La Palmyre with it’s zoo, marina and shops, Les Mathes, St Palais-sur-Mer, La Tremblade on the Seudre river and it’s oyster beds, Ronces Les Bains, Mornac-sur-Seudre (one of the most beautiful villages of France) and the large resort of Royan with it’s many shops, central market and evening street entertainment.

  • The marina at La Palmyre

    The marina at La Palmyre

  • Beach Defences

    Beach Defences

  • Beach lle de Re

    Beach lle de Re

  • Beach Oleron

    Beach at Oleron

  • Bicycle
  • Caves at Meschers

    Caves at Meschers

  • Chateaux

    Châteaux de la Roche Courbon

  • Church Mornac

    Church at Mornac

  • Cycle Track Grande Coye

    Cycle Track at La Grande Côte

  • Cycle Track

    Cycle track linking the beaches

  • Cyclists on the Beach

    Cyclists on the beach at La Côte Sauvage

  • Flamingos at the zoo

    Flamingos at La Palmyre Zoo

  • Flowers
  • Flowers and Horses

    View from terrace at Lavender View

  • Grand Cote Beach

    La Grande Côte beach

  • Harbour lle de Re

    Harbour at Ile de Re

  • La Rochelle

    La Rochelle

  • Pathway to the Beach

    Pathway to the beach at La Grande Côte

  • Local Food

    Local food at La Palmyre

  • Market Stall

    La Palmyre Sunday Market

  • Mornac
  • Oyster Huts on the Beach

    Oyster huts on the river estuary

  • Oysters Marennes
  • Roof Window
  • Roses Around Shutter
  • Sail
  • Sleeping Beautys Castle

    Sleeping Beauty's Castle - Châteaux de la Roche Courbon

  • St Palais

    St Palais-sur-mer

  • Street in Talmont
  • Sunflowers

    Local Sunflower fields

  • Sunset at Les Lavandes
  • Talmont Shop
  • White Tree Mornac
  • Glasses in the Gite Garden

    Terrace at Lavender Lodge