in Meschers-sur-Gironde

Sentier Détours N°2 – Meschers-sur-Gironde

Our towns and villages contain many treasures... which we most often ignore or avoid, hidden alongside the routes we take, far from "direct" routes.

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Located at the mouth of the largest estuary in Europe, the town of Meschers-sur-Gironde, south of Royan, will surprise you with the diversity of its landscapes and atmospheres.

Between beaches, cliffs, caves and forest, the former fishing village has become a seaside resort while retaining its charm.

Its beaches, five in number, await bathers that the Michelais still sometimes nickname with humor and affection “baignassous”.

Its limestone cliffs overlook the estuary, guardians of a memory of a hundred million years. Dug by nature and then fitted out by men, they still shelter a few troglodytes today. If these dwellings are for the most part private, you can discover some of them by visiting the caves of Regulus or Matata.

A natural setting Meschers-sur-Gironde is divided between forests (pine forests), “champagnes” (melons, vines and cereals), and marshes with an incredible ecosystem.
The temperate oceanic climate of the Aquitaine type offers our municipality average sunshine comparable to part of the Mediterranean coast.
The small fishing port was transformed between the 19th and 20th centuries into a marina where all modern facilities are available to boaters.

From the town, we invite you to take a walk through a few alleys, towards the port, along the cornice and thus allow you to appreciate the particular atmosphere of our town.

We wish you a good Detours in Meschers!

Linked offers

Public toiletsPicnic area.Pedestrian sportsTheme course / trail
DifficultySuitable for beginnersDuration00hElevation60 D- ​​/ 60 D+Distance3,2 km
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