Throughout the year, Royan Atlantique offers a calendar of sporting and cultural events rich and varied. We invite you to discover the highlights Not to be missed ! Beyond these big meetings, we find all the local activities of the territory in thecomplete diary.

Humor and salt water – Canceled

Due to the Olympic Games being held at the same time, the Humor and Salt Water festival will not take place in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne in 2024.
Since 1986, many budding artists have been treading the boards of the Festival Humor et Eau Salée. They warm up in contact with the Charente public, the time of a summer evening, in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, near Royan. Some of these artists are, today, headliners of the comic scene. In Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, the humor of risk The Humor Festival…
01 April 15 September 2024

Horse races

Les Mathes-La Palmyre
The Hippodrome de Royan Atlantique, boulevard du “trot” Renovated in 2012, the Hippodrome Royan Atlantique hosts national-level horse races. It hosts four of the most prestigious French coaches: Guillaume Macaire, Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé, Thomas Fourcy and Isabelle Gallorini. For more than half a century, the Coubre forest has served as the setting for the Royan racecourse.…
6 €
06 April 03 November 2024

Exhibitions at the Customs House

For its second life, the Customs House of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is dedicated to contemporary art. Each year, an artist appropriates the place to exhibit his works during a temporary exhibition. The Royan Atlantique Agglomeration Community is bringing this building back to life by rehabilitating it and dedicating it to artistic creation in a unique natural space...
2 €
20 April 13 October 2024

Sporting events

A seaside destination par excellence, Destination Royan Atlantique is also a land of sports. Its varied natural landscapes offer endless possibilities for sporting events! Between forest, vineyards and marshes, lovers of cycling, horse riding and hiking therefore have a wide choice of hiking routes. The ocean and estuaries thus offer real areas of…
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Le 25 May 2024

Marathon Royan U Coast of Beauty

Since its creation in 2015, this seaside race has almost quadrupled its number of participants. Its popular success? The Marathon Royan U Côte de Beauté owes this, in part, to its finale organized on the Grande Conche beach. It is one of the most spectacular backdrops of the event.…
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06 June 19 September 2024

Musical Thursdays

Classical music in the spotlight in the Pays Royannais Since 1989, the 33 municipalities of the territory vibrate to the rhythm of classical music at each edition of Jeudis Musicaux. For four months (from June to September), more than a hundred exceptional artists perform in religious buildings, churches and temples in the Royan area. Thursdays…
16 €
26 June 07 July 2024

Royan International Jumping

A land of horse-riding excellence With the Jumping International de Royan, horse-riding is the 2nd sport practiced at Destination Royan Atlantique behind surfing. Nearly 1200 licensees thus practice the equestrian show jumping competition or Concours de Saut d'Obstacles (CSO). This discipline takes place on a delimited field on which the rider must overcome obstacles.…
01 July 31 August 2024

Night markets

Night markets, a summer tradition around Royan On summer evenings at Destination Royan Atlantique, the stands are lit up: a change of atmosphere after the morning markets. We stroll, we walk side-by-side in the alleys of the night markets. We are waiting for the good idea of ​​a souvenir to take home or a gift for…
01 July 31 August 2024

Fireworks & pyrotechnics

In summer, the country of Royan is the capital of fireworks. It's simple, they are everywhere: from seaside resorts to rural villages and oyster ports. It is the bouquet ! Spotlight on Destination Royan Atlantique In July and August, at nightfall, the sky lights up over Destination Royan Atlantique. On…
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21 July 29 July 2024

A Violin on the Sand

The meeting of classical and popular music Thanks to the festival Un Violon sur le Sable, created by Philippe Tranchet in 1987, the classical and lyrical music repertoire descends each year on the Grande Conche beach in Royan. It comes to meet some 60 spectators, music lovers or novices.…
06 August 08 August 2024


The history of the Festival For more than 20 years, music resounds during three evenings in Vaux-sur-Mer. Every year, the small seaside town of the Royan region hosts FestiVaux, a completely free contemporary music festival at the beginning of August. In a wooded setting, in the heart of the park of the town hall of Vaux-sur-Mer, the festival comes alive around the theater of…
31 August 01 September 2024

The ascent of the Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre – L’Éguille – Marennes
Nautical excursions, on foot and by bike around the Seudre Flagship event of the Destination Royan Atlantique, the Ascent of the Seudre allows you to crisscross the varied landscapes of the Seudre estuary to discover the oyster-farming villages and their typical huts. On foot, by bike, by boat or also by kayak, all means are…
from 7 €
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06 September 07 September 2024

The Palm’Fest

Les Mathes – La Palmyre
Initiated in 2021, Palm'Fest is a festival of pop, rock and electro music. Every year, at the beginning of September, it makes La Palmyre vibrate and shines throughout the Royan coastline. With its eclectic programming and its great headliners, the Palm'Fest has become in just a few years an unmissable event in the region. Very young in the…
from 35 €
21 September 17 November 2024

The Art Trails

Les Sentiers des Arts, over the years Initiated in 2013, the Sentiers des Arts aim to bring together Art and Heritage through original and ephemeral artistic itineraries. Between poetry and humour, we rediscover the landscape and architectural heritage by strolling on foot or by bike…

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