What’s On 2015

Things to see in Royan in 2015

Posted on: December 27th, 2014 by Editor


This What's On section aims to keep holiday visitors up to date with information about events happening in and around Royan.

It is probably fair to say that, so far as the tourist is concerned, there is little to report during the winter months and so to help with your planning we have saved all the entries to our previous "What's On" because many of the events are held each year. You can browse through these archives (just follow the link on the right of the page) to see details of events or use the search box if you are looking for something in particular.

We will be updating the 2015 What's On throughout the year as information becomes available so don't forget to bookmark the site and come back for the latest news.

Make sure you get the most from your visit to Royan.

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You can use it during the cold winter to plan your visit and then take it with you as your guide once you arrive.

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La Patinoire (ice rink)

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Editor


The ice skating rink, set up in Place Charles de Gaulle, has become an annual event at Royan. Open everyday from Christmas up to 11 January 2015.

The ice rink this year has a total area of over 700m² with a separate 30m² area dedicated for the delight young ones .

Un Violin sur le Sable 2015

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by Editor



This annual festival of classical music takes place outdoors on the main beach at Royan each July and attracts tens of thousands of spectators over a three day period. It is undoubtedly the most popular and important 'spectacle' of the Royan tourist season and is certainly not to be missed.

You can book tickets for the formal seating (price about 30 euros per person) from the ticket kiosk on the seafront or online. Alternatively you can simply turn up and find a spot on the beach or the promenade to watch the spectacle free of charge on what will, hopefully, be balmy, starry summer evenings!

In 2015 the performances take place on 25, 28 and 31 July and if you are in Royan at this time you really see it.