The Palais Royan Events is one of the emblematic buildings of the reconstruction of the seaside resort alongside the Notre-Dame church and the central market. Close to the beaches, it faces the mouth of the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.

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A Palace at the service of its visitors

The Palais Royan Events is a multifunctional and versatile site. It is located on the seafront, near the port of Royan. It is close to the Foncillon beach and also the beaches of Pontaillac and Grande Conche. The Palace opens onto the sea through a large glazed facade. Benefiting from a breathtaking view of the ocean, the place is thus ideal for the organization of events. It welcomes indoors and outdoors for evenings with its terraces overlooking the beach. It offers a place of life and also a place of sharing. Events of all styles take place there thanks to the wide variety of spaces on offer: seminars, conventions, conferences, team-building, forums, exhibitions, concerts, gala evenings, etc.

The design of the Palace focuses on the human. It offers a building that is easy to understand and intuitive for both business customers and local residents. The remarkable treatment of the circulations and the play of lights are so many witnesses confirming the desire to make it a place to live and meet. The Palace thus takes advantage of the richness of the architectural setting in which it is integrated in order to offer a welcoming place in connection with the city.

The ROYAN Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Center

On the ground floor of the Palace, the CIAP, Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Center, pays homage to Royan's heritage. It represents the diversity of the architecture and landscapes of Royan, classified City of Art and History.

The permanent exhibition it hosts presents thearchitectural and urban evolution of the city of Royan, particularly since the development of sea bathing in the 1950th century, then the reconstruction in the 1950s. To make visible what has disappeared and explain the city today, the route is based on different devices : digital installations, models, projections, touch tables or even reconstruction of a XNUMXs interior.

The CIAP is designed as an introduction to the territory that the visitor is then encouraged to discover at their own pace, in particular thanks to the other forms of mediation made available to them (documents, guided tours, conferences, workshops, etc.).

Opening hours

Reception and shop:

  • March 2024: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.
  • From April 1 to June 15: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18:30 p.m.
  • From June 15 to September 15: every day from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.

Palace Bar:

  • March 2024: Tuesday and Wednesday from 14 p.m. to 17:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 14 p.m. to 20:30 p.m., Saturday from 14 p.m. to 22:30 p.m.
  • From April 1 to June 15: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 20:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 22:30 p.m.
  • From June 15 to September 15: every day from 10 a.m. to 22 p.m.

Our times are provided for information only and may be modified (subject to the privatization of the Palais Royan Événements)

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