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Welcome to La Palmyre - Les Mathes !

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n the middle of La C么te de Beaut茅, between Ocean and Forest, appreciate the holidays resort with your family or your friends in an exceptional and natural site. Discover our little seaside resort, its fine sand beaches, the famous Bonne Anse Bay. Do not hesitate to cycle on the many paths that surround the town and go through the huge forest named La Coubre... You can not miss strolling by the port or in the small shops, and enjoy a large choice of activities for all and many events all summer long. This touristic guide will help you to find an accommodation and to organize your stay. Have Nice Holidays in La Palmyre-Les Mathes !

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Local Tourism

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Leisure

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Water Sports Outdoors Activities Children - Wellness / Fitness - Visits

Accommodation 10 14 15 16

Campsites Parking for motor-homes Holiday Villages - Hotels Estate agencies

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Restaurants

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Shops

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Medical services

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Practical services

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Visits in the surroundings

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Local Map

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Markets

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A natural heritage to be discovered

Bonne Anse Bay

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his natural bay formed by the wind and the currents through the centuries still shelters some oyster beds. Emblem of our seaside resort, this bay is perfect to practice all water sports in a safe environment. Nature lovers will also be able to get close-up views on migrating bird populations in an attractive setting.

Fine Sand Beaches • La Palmyre Beach : located near the town centre and the port, with an access ramp for disabled people and certified ‘Tourisme & Handicap’ (disabled-friendly). • Bonne Anse Bay : ideal at high tide to practice water sports. • Les Pins de Cordouan : beautiful fine sand beach skirted by a dune and pine trees, with a tiralo (beach wheelchair for disabled) available upon request at the lifeguard station. • Phare de la Coubre Beach : beach located at foot of the lighthouse where begins La Côte Sauvage (wild coast) - 20km long fine sand beach - perfect to go surfing. • The naturist zones : La Grande Côte and La Côte Sauvage beaches. On la Grande Côte, 800m long naturist beach between La Lède and Les Combots. Access by D25 and cycling path, from track 12 ‘La Lède’ to track 15 ‘Les Combots’. Naturism is forbidden on dunes and in the forest.

La Coubre and Les Combots Forests

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he town Les Mathes-La Palmyre is surrounded by Les Combots and La Coubre national forests : a total of 8000 hectares of pines and evergreen oaks. Planted in the 19th century to stop sand from coming in La Presqu’île d’Arvert, this forest hides some buried villages from another time and some blockhaus, last relics of the Second World War. Lots of cycling paths, signposted riding, and walking tracks allow you to discover it safely all year round.

The Cycling Paths 35km of asphalted cycling paths built on the former tram of ‘Eaux et Forêt’ join the neighbouring municipalities of La Tremblade and Saint-Palaissur-Mer. These cycling routes are a part of French Velodyssey® that stretches, in Charente-Maritime, from Charron to Royan. A cycling map is available at our Tourist Office which has the labels ‘Accueil Vélo’ and ‘Vélodyssée®’. You can find all the certified partners thanks to these signs.


La Palmyre Zoo

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long the shaded paths that snake through 18 hectares of pine trees, you will discover more than 140 species in an environment fitted to their specific biology. Each year, the zoo reaches a record rate of births : almost 300 last year! It also plays an important role to safeguard endangered animals. It takes part in European breeding programmes, reintroduction of animals in their natural environment and finances several programmes dedicated to the conservation of species into the wild. Open everyday all year round, the zoo welcomes about 750 000 visitors per year. An unforgettable visit to do with your family.

Great walks through La Palmyre

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fter visiting the zoo, do not miss the opportunity to discover the family resort : La Palmyre town centre, its shops and restaurants, and the outdoor markets on Wednesday and Sunday morning from April to September (cf. p.19). On the way to the beach, you will see a couple of typical villas : a curious villa built by Le Corbusier called ‘le Sextant’ or ‘la villa Russe’ with its blue shutters. When you arrive at Square de l’Océan, you can go walking or cycling along the embankment skirted by a large beach and by Bonne Anse Bay. Offshore, you will get a glimpse of the majestic Cordouan Lighthouse. From the town centre, you can also choose to go to the port and the nautical centre. You can picnic at the edge of the bay, under the pine trees, before getting back to the cycling path that will lead you to La Coubre forest. The most courageous will climb the 300 steps of La Coubre Lighthouse where, from its 64m high, you will have a stunning view on La Côte Sauvage and on the wonderful Bonne Anse Bay.

The Hippodrome

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a Palmyre Hippodrome is known as one of the most beautiful French grass track. Flat, trot and steeplechase horse races are organised there, from April to September. The race meetings programme published by ‘La Nouvelle Société des Courses du Pays Royannais’ is available at the Tourist Office. Entrance fee : 5.50€. Enquiries : +33 5 46 22 46 17.

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Leisure & Activities for all

Water Sports NAUTICAL CENTRE LA PALMYRE NAUTICAL CENTRE +33 5 46 22 53 03 Website : www.basenautiquelapalmyre.com Child, adult, sportsman, with your family, come and have some fun on Bonne Anse Bay. Sailing, kayak, stand-up paddle and sand yacht. Next to La Palmyre Port.

JET SKI JET ALIZÉ +33 6 89 59 45 01 Website : www.jetalize.fr Hire & rides without licence. 10 options, from 90€. Inflatable banana & rubber rings, from 12€. Enquiries : on La Palmyre Port.

KITE SURF ACCROKITE +33 6 84 74 67 45 KITE SURF, WAKE & WATER SKIING SCHOOL Website : www.accrokite.com Discover these new sports in a safe environment. Lessons for all levels with certified instructors.

BOATS LICENCE & RENTAL LA PALMYRE WATERSPORTS +33 6 79 72 50 43 Boats to rent with or without licence. Different options. Nautical equipment rental : waterskis, rubber rings, wake. Boat licence, enquiries close to the port.

BOAT TRIPS SUD OUEST CABOTAGE +33 6 13 16 33 82 Website : www.sud-ouest-cabotage.fr Sailing trips. Day trip or week trip in Gironde or to the islands of the charentais sluice. Departure from deck C, La Palmyre Port. CAP VOILE - VOILE SUR CÉCILIA +33 6 74 72 71 19 Website : www.capvoile.fr Sailing trip for 10 people. Pirates atmosphere and sea stories. Sailing initiation. Morning, afternoon, sun set. Day trip to Cordouan : new island and visit of the lighthouse. Royan Port.

SURF AESF LA PALMYRE +33 6 78 36 24 40 LA CÔTE SAUVAGE SURF SCHOOL Website : www.ecole-de-surf.fr The Reference since 2003 : Quality label ‘French Surf School’. Security, passion and conviviality, all levels, girls welcome. Personalized coaching, exclusive trolley : no board to carry! Enquiries in front of the Tourist Office. ARUMAA - SURF SCHOOL +33 6 77 61 68 96 Website : www.ecole-surf-arumaa.com Surfing art. Surf lessons, training course for all levels and other sports : yoga, artistic expression. Come and discover new horizons. FREESURF +33 5 16 35 30 87 SHOP AND SCHOOL +33 6 11 78 70 43 Website : www.ecole-de-surf-freesurf.com French Surf School. Thomas, certified instructor, will lead you on the beach and in the waves to introduce you to the skills and the surf spirit in a safe environment. Free bus service from the Tourist Office to the spot. OYAT SURF SCHOOL +33 6 32 31 41 38 Website : www.oyatecoledesurf.com Local surf school. Lessons for beginners and advanced, training course, rental, surf, stand-up paddle, body. Quality, security and conviviality commitment. From 01/04 to 15/11, 7/7. Enquiries : Palmyr Wind shop. LE SPOT - SURF SCHOOL +33 6 86 11 89 86 Website : lespot-ecoledesurf.com Email : lespotecoledesurf@live.fr Antoine will share with you his passion for surfing by showing you the surf delights and feelings in a safe environment. SURF CLUB ROYAN +33 5 46 39 03 22 Website : www.surfclubroyan.com Email : surf-club-royan@wanadoo.fr French Federation of Surf (label). Lessons, training courses for all levels. Rental. Transport. Certified instructors. TRIBU OCEAN +33 6 68 28 77 53/+33 5 46 05 22 69 SURF / STAND-UP PADDLE SCHOOL Royan, La Palmyre, La Tremblade. Free transport and equipment. Discovery and introduction to the stand-up paddle. Training certificates.


SURF SHOP PALMYR WIND & SURF SHOP +33 5 46 23 61 61 Website : www.palmyrwind.com Windsurf, Kite, Sup, Surf, Body, Skate. Rental. Surfwear for men, women and young people. Open all year round in front of the Tourist Office.

Outdoors Activities HORSE RIDING LE CHEVAL AUTREMENT +33 6 03 53 07 91 Rides in forest and on the beach. Horses and Poneys. Lessons with an instructor. French Horse Riding Federation. Horse show every thursday night in Summer. LES MATHES +33 6 50 40 93 24 RIDING SCHOOL Website : equitationlesmathes.free.fr Lessons, livery stable, rides. For beginners and good riders. Covered riding stables. Also fishing and refreshment area. LE PALOMINO +33 6 26 35 25 66 PONEYS RIDING Website : www.letrier-roncois.com Holidays Village SIBLU - LES CHARMETTES. Avenue de La Palmyre 17570 Les Mathes - La Palmyre. Open from 01/07 to 31/08. PONEY-DÉCOUVERTE +33 5 46 23 65 21 Website : www.poney-decouverte.fr Lessons, rides and introduction to horse riding for adults and children on the beach and in the forest. Open during the Spring holidays and in Summer.

GOLF LA PALMYRE GOLF CLUB +33 5 46 05 04 46 Website : www.lapalmyregolfclub.com 9-holes golf course Par 36. Practice. Golf academy : training course from April to September and individual lessons. Lounge bar restaurant : Le Rhino’s Club.

BICYCLE RENTAL CYCLO-TROTT LOCATION +33 5 46 22 52 34 Website : www.cyclotrott.com The largest choice of bikes, mountain bikes, scooters and motorbikes. 2500 branded bikes. Surrey bicycle rental (for 3 to 10 p.). Campsite delivery. ÉCO-CYCLES +33 5 46 23 63 14 ECONOMICAL RENTAL Website : www.ecocyles.fr Mountain bikes, VTC, Dutch bikes, children bikes, baby seat. All repairs. Open every day from 9.30 am. 5 av. d’Angoumois, La Palmeraie 17570 La Palmyre or 20 avenue Côte de Beauté 17390 Ronce les Bains. ÉLAN PETROL STATION +33 5 46 22 50 01 Website : www.location-velo-la-palmyre.com Next to the zoo. Bikes rental. Pushchairs rental. 7/7. Maintenance and repairs of private bikes. Bike parts on sale. Rent a bike. LOCACYCLE DIRECT.COM +33 5 46 05 48 93 BIKES RENTAL Warehouse prices. Bike parts on sale, maintenance and repairs. Open everyday nonstop from 9.15am. 23, av. de La Palmyre 17570 Les Mathes.

CRAZY GOLFS FAMILY GOLF +33 5 46 23 99 12 18-holes customized crazy golf, in a flowered and green setting. New : nice and interesting track of mini electric cars. 24 avenue de La Palmyre, Les Mathes. Open everyday from Easter to September. PIRATES’ CRAZY GOLF For all the family, welcome in the world of pirates, on Luna Park site. Open from Easter, from 2pm to 7pm every week-ends and during French school holidays, and from 4pm to 11pm in July & August.

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Leisure & Activities for all MULTI-ACTIVITIES ORGONNE° EVENTS AGENCY +33 6 85 95 55 02 Website : www.orgonne.fr Personalized events. Orgonne° organizes team building, bachelor/bachelorette parties, openings, seminars, private parties... Relaxation and conviviality guaranteed !! Free estimate ! ÉVOLUTION 2 +33 6 65 62 02 79 OUTDOOR SPECIALISTS Introduction to the stand-up paddle and rental, fun discovery on e-bike board (eletric machine, feelings similar as skiing). Try the experience! Facebook : Evolution 2 La Palmyre - Royan Atlantique.

ZIP LINE & TREETOP PARKS

SEA FISHING CAP VOILE - SEA FISHING +33 6 74 72 71 19 Website : www.capvoile.fr Fishing boat for 11 people. Sea bass, coley, mackerel, skipjack, conger. Trip from 8am to 5pm. Take a picnic. New boat, equipment supplied. Professional supervision. Children welcomed. Royan Port.

MOTOR SPORTS BUGGY LOISIRS +33 6 77 00 57 33 Website : www.buggyloisirs.com 1h ride in trail buggy on a 18km tour marked out at the heart of a natural site non authorized to the traffic. La Fouasse, Les Mathes.

LA PALMYRE LES MATHES +33 6 17 66 77 42 ADVENTURES Go from trees to trees on swings, zip lines, surf... Open from April to October. In the centre of La Palmyre, on the way to the port.

OCÉANIC JET QUAD AVENTURE +33 5 46 22 41 81 Website : www.oceanicjetquad.com Fun and adventure on a quad ride without licence, child and adult. Les Mathes. Jet ride to discover Fort Boyard. La Tremblade.

INDIAN FOREST +33 5 46 22 55 45 Big zip-wiring park in forest: +140 attractions on 12 courses, for all the family from 3 years old. Direction Luna Park, route la Bouverie, Les Mathes.

QUAD MEKA-SPORTS +33 6 71 23 12 29 & BIKE RENTAL Website : www.meka-sport.fr Discovering, sensations and fun guaranteed. Quad rides. Adults, children. Expert in the region. Open all year round. Cross the road of Luna Park.

ATTRACTION PARK LUNA PARK Website : www.lunapark-lapalmyre.com In July and August, every night from 8pm, one of the great place to be during holidays. Fair ground attractions for all the family. Entrance fee and parking : free.

FISHPOND AU BORD DES LACS +33 6 50 40 93 24 FISHPOND Website : pechelesmathes.free.fr Fishing lovers, come and fish trouts, carps, roaches, in a beautiful landscape. Tables outside, refreshment. Warm welcome.

QUAD LES MATHES +33 6 81 66 72 59 Quad rental on circuit, from 4 years old for the little track, from 12 years old for the biggest one. Avenue de la Palmyre 17570 Les Mathes.

TENNIS TENNIS DES DUNES +33 5 46 22 41 07 & DE CORDOUAN Allée des Dunes and avenue des Alouettes in La Palmyre. Tennis courts rental all year round. Enquiries at the Tourist Office. Lessons and training courses from the 1st of July to the 31st of August Tennis des Dunes.


MICROLIGHT ULM VOL D’OISEAU +33 6 81 41 40 75 Website : ulm17voldoiseau.fr Flight in microlight. Come and admire our region from the sky, like a bird. From 6 to 99 years old. Enjoy your flight ! English speaking. Air pictures. Learning.

Children SWIMMING LESSONS +33 6 63 12 29 51 Private swimming lessons (for beginners and advanced). Swimming pool in front of the sea, square de l’océan. Contact : François, certified instructor, by appointment. MERRY-GO-ROUND FOR CHILDREN MICKEY CLUB Merry-go-round and karting for children at the fun fair near the port, in front of Youpiland. Open everyday in July and August from 2pm to 0.30am. MINI RAID NATURE +33 6 72 48 30 13 LEISURE PARK IN LA PALMYRE Website : www.petits-pilotes.fr The kids at the wheel of real mini electric cars in safety, in a park located at 100m of Club Med roundabout. YOUPILAND +33 5 46 23 27 38 AMUSEMENT PARK Website : www.youpiland-lapalmyre.com Children’s kingdom, relaxing time for parents. From the 1st of April to the 15th of September, in front of La Palmyre Port.

Wellness SPA DE LA PALMYRE +33 5 46 02 36 13 HOLIDAY VILLAGE LA GRANDE BAIE Website : www.lespadelapalmyre.com Along the ocean in the middle of a pine forest, you will enjoy the wellness centre where get away and sensorial trip invite you to a real and intense relaxation. Water touch and massages, efficacity of sea products and high technology equipments have been gathered in 350m² in order to offer you the best of spa care.

Fitness PROGRE’S FORME +33 6 33 83 02 14 FABIEN COACHING BEMF Tonic and soft gym courses, thigh, sit up and buttocks exercises, fitness, Power Plate®, Zumba®. Aquagym, aquabike, aqualatino. Swimming for children. Service for campsites. Presqu’île d’Arvert.

Visits DISCOVERING THE LOCAL PRODUCTS DOMAINE DES CLAIRES +33 5 46 47 31 87 Website : www.domainedesclaires.fr Wines, Pineau, Cognac. Vineyard discovery. Visit of the property : winery and cellars. Tasting and sale. Guided tour through the vineyard by appointment. EARL TORTILLON OYSTER FARM +33 5 46 36 37 06 Come and discover the oyster-farming, visit the farm and taste : 8€/adult, free for children under 12 years old. Phone for booking. Sale and tasting : oysters, mussels, gambas a la plancha in our cabin. La Grève, La Tremblade.

DISCOVERING LA PALMYRE LITTLE TOURISTIC TRAIN +33 6 20 02 74 72 A relaxing and pleasant way to discover La Palmyre. Regular departures. Boulevard des Trémières, La Palmyre.

LA PALMYRE ZOO Enquiries : +33 8 92 68 18 48 (0.34€/mn) Website : www.zoo-palmyre.fr One of the most well known zoo of Europe. 1600 animals, mammals, birds and reptiles from all continents. Open every day : from 9am to 7pm from the 1st of April to the 30th of September and from 9am to 6pm the rest of the year. Parrots and sea lions shows from Easter to the end of October. 4 hours minimum for the visit.

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Campsites CAMPING ATLANTIQUE PARC ****NN +33 5 46 02 17 17 Website : www.camping-atlantique-parc.com Email : info@camping-atlantique-parc.com Atlantic Parc offers you large shaded or sunny pitches for tents, caravans, motor homes. Rental of mobile homes, tipis and pitches with all main services for mobile homes. Multi-lane racer waterslides and heated swimming-pool. On 5000m², its natural swimming area and its white sand beaches. On site : snack bar, icecreams, grocery, bread and new playground for children. Bikes rental. Playroom, volley, soccer. Laundry. Located next to the hippodrome. Direct access to the cycling paths from the campsite. 800m from La Palmyre and 2000m from the beach. SIBLU BONNE ANSE PLAGE ****NN +33 5 46 22 40 90 Website : www.siblu.fr/bonneanse Giant and heated water park with four water slides and a paddling pool. Three kids clubs. Multisports pitch, ping-pong, petanque, minigolf, wall-climbing, beach volley. Bikes rental, bar-restaurant, supermarket, internet access, Wifi. Mobile homes and pitches rental. All mobile homes brands new or second-hand for sale from 14995€ on a pitch. Open from the end of May to mid-September. LES CHARMETTES ****NN +33 5 46 22 50 96 Website : www.camping-lescharmettes.com Possibility to rent a mobile home per day (2 nights minimum), big water complex, 3 heated swimming pools with one indoor, jacuzzi, water slides, paddling pool. 3 free kids clubs, activities everyday, sport ground, tennis, petanque, minigolf, gym, fitness trail. Restaurant, bar, pub, minimarket, hairdresser, laundry. TV, sheets, towels and bikes rental. Wifi, trip ticket office. Mobile homes sales on pitch. Large choice of new and second-hand models. Park open from February to November for the owners.

AIROTEL LA CLÉ DES CHAMPS ****NN +33 5 46 22 40 53 Website : www.la-cledeschamps.com Email : contact@la-cledeschamps.com Open from April to mid-November. Heated indoor swimming pool, activities, bar, takeaway, grocery, playground for children, trampoline, multi-sports pitch, 18-holes minigolf. Jacuzzi, sauna, body-building, massages. Dogs permitted. Mobile homes rental and sales. Wifi access on all the pitches. Booking advised. CAMPING L'ESTANQUET ****NN +33 5 46 22 47 32 Website : www.campinglestanquet.com Email : contact@campinglestanquet.com Open from April to the end of September. 6.5 hectares of natural pines park at 4.5km from the beaches. Rental of mobile homes, chalets, caravans, kiwis and pitches. Delineated and semi-shaded pitches. Animals permitted (less than 12kg). 500m² swimming pool and a heated pool for the children. Free kids club, diverse animations every afternoon and evening in July and August. Free Wifi. Coin-operated laundry, snooker. On site : bakery, restaurant, grocery store. Novelties : multi-lane racer and water slides, multisports pitch, playground for children, petanque court. L’ORÉE DU BOIS ****NN +33 5 46 22 42 43 Website : www.camping-oree-du-bois.fr From May to September, in an exceptionnal setting, 2 or 3 bedrooms mobile homes rental, delineated shaded or sunny pitches (approximately 100m²) with or without private bathroom. Animals permitted. Heated aquatic space : 3 water slides, balneotherapy, geysers, lagoon, river, waterfall... Giant playground for children, acrobatic park, bar restaurant, grocery store, wifi access, bikes rental. July and August : free kids club, sports activities and lively evenings everyday. Consult our offers for May, June and September.


Campsites PALMYRE LOISIRS ****NN +33 5 46 23 67 66 / Fax : +33 5 46 22 48 81 Website : www.palmyreloisirs.com Peace and quiet, route des Mathes close to the hippodrome. Shaded or sunny pitches of 80m² at least. Kids club and 3 swimming pools with one indoor, 2 waterslides, free circus school, 2 tennis courts, volleyball ground, basketball court, minigolf, daily sportive program. Entertainments every night, bars, grocery, take-away, restaurant, laundry. Mobile homes, bikes, tent and cavaran pitches rental. Booking advised. Quiet animals permitted. Open from mid-April to mid-September. YELLOH!VILLAGE PARC DE LA CÔTE SAUVAGE ****NN +33 5 46 22 40 18 / Fax : +33 5 46 22 43 05 Website : www.parc-cote-sauvage.com Email : contact@parc-cote-sauvage.com Mobile homes rental from mid-April to midSeptember. Located at foot of La Coubre lighthouse, between the sea and the cycle tracks, the campsite offers you a direct access to the fine sand beaches. Heated swimming pool with one indoor, slides, balneotherapy, multi-sports pitch, tennis, minigolf, fitness. All shops, entertainments, free mini-club. No animals permitted. CAMPING LA PINÈDE ****NN +33 5 46 22 45 13 Website : www.campinglapinede.com Email : contact@campinglapinede.com Between ocean and pines forest, located near La Palmyre Zoo, la Pinède campsite welcomes you from April to mid-September in a green setting, in mobile homes, chalets or pitches. In a family atmosphere, we propose different activities during the day and the evening and a kids club during school holidays, long week ends and in July/August. With its real aquapark, 600m² indoor and heated swimming pool, and its giant waterslides, la Pinède ensures you some splashing holidays !!!

LES SABLES DE CORDOUAN ****NN +33 5 32 09 04 08 Website: www.campingsablesdecordouan.com Email : lessablesdecordouan@gmail.com Open from April to mid-October. Mobile homes, cottages and half-shaded or sunny pitches rental. 215m² heated indoor swimming pool. Petanque courts, volley ground and playground for children. Free access for all the campers to L’Estanquet campsite (200m away) and to all its services and entertainments. Free wifi, fresh bread delivery, coin-operated laundry. Animals permitted (less than 12 kilos). ATLANTIQUE FORÊT ***NN +33 5 46 22 40 46 Website : www.camping-atlantique-foret.com Email : atlantique-foret@orange.fr In a protected natural park with pines and oaks, very large shaded or sunny pitches. Family atmosphere, mod con sanitary facilities, hot tap water everywhere. Coin-operated laundry, bathroom and toilets for children. Mobile homes rental. Playgrounds, areas for barbecues. Wifi access. Dogs permitted. Free booking, French holidays vouchers accepted. Open from June to September. Near beaches of La Côte Sauvage and La Palmyre Zoo. BEAUSOLEIL ***NN Mr CHEVALLIER - +33 5 46 22 30 03 Website : www.campingbeausoleil.com Email : camping.beausoleil@wanadoo.fr Open from Easter to the end of September. In the centre of La Palmyre, 500m from the beaches, wooded (pine forest), swimming pool, take-away, playground for the children, pingpong, bowling pitch, laundry, new toilet blocks. Mobile homes rental and sales, pitches rental. Animals welcomed.

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Campsites DOMAINE DE ZÉPHIR ***NN +33 5 46 22 30 96 Website : www.franceloc.fr/camping-francepoitou_charentes-zephir-FR.html Email : zephir@franceloc.fr Open from 15/04 to 15/09. Quiet and shadowed campsite at 200m from the town centre, 300m from the beach. Playground for children, aquapark with 2 heated swimming pools : indoor and outdoor + 2 heated waterslides + 1 paddling pool, bouncing castle, ping-pong. Laundry, lending of iron, toilet blocks. Mobile homes rental. Kids club (July & August). 1,5km from La Palmyre Zoo. Animals permitted. Entertainments in the evening (July & August). MONPLAISIR ***NN +33 5 46 22 50 31 Website: www.campingmonplaisirlesmathes.fr Email : camping-monplaisir@orange.fr 26 av. de La Palmyre 17570 Les Mathes. Halfshaded lawned park. Open from April to the end of September for caravans, tents and motor-homes. Swimming pool, paddling pool. Playground, petanque, volley, ping-pong, TV room. Sanitary facilities for disabled people. Animals permitted. All shops in the village at 300m. 4 places caravans rental. CAMPING LA PALOMBIÈRE ***NN +33 5 46 22 69 25 / Cel : +33 6 80 34 31 91 Fax : +33 5 46 22 44 58 Website : www.camping-lapalombiere.com Email : camping.lapalombiere@wanadoo.fr Lovely quiet campsite with a family atmosphere in the middle of a pines and oaks forest, at 3km from La Côte Sauvage. Wooded and lawned park with spacious and half-shaded pitches. Novelty : heated swimming pool with a solar system, top of the range sanitary facilities with private bathrooms, hot tap water everywhere. Free wifi, restaurant, minimarket, bakery. Playground and trampoline (2-8 years old). Animals permitted. Rental of mobile homes and chalets with wooden terrace. Open from April to mid-October. Holidays vouchers accepted. Rental of a hall except in July and August.

AMI - AMI **NN +33 5 46 22 42 38 Website : www.campingami-ami.fr Email : bettina.gonzalez@wanadoo.fr Route de la Fouasse 17570 Les Mathes. Open from May to mid-September. Shaded pitches from 120 to 150m². Hot tap water everywhere. Fresh bread and ice delivery. Swimming pool. Mobile homes, lodges, chalets and caravans rental. Animals permitted. Holidays vouchers accepted. LA CHENAIE **NN +33 5 46 22 42 25 Website : www.camping-la-chenaie.com Email : info@camping-la-chenaie.com Open from 15/03 to 15/11. Quiet campsite at 800m from the centre (shops) and 5km from the ocean. Mobile homes and studios rental. Pitches for tents, caravans and motor-homes. Parcels for mobile homes to stay overyear. In July and August : snack-bar, food, grocery, bread, dinner evenings twice a week. Animals accepted. Playground. Heated swimming pool. Free WiFi. Quiet and shaded. Bus at 900m.


Campsites LA GARENNE **NN +33 5 46 22 50 28 Website : www.campinglagarenne17.fr Email : contact@campinglagarenne17.fr Open from April to the end of October. Quiet campsite, family atmosphere, open since 2012. Full access for disabled people. Plots for mobile homes all year-round. Pitches for tents and caravans. Mobile homes rental and sales. Large picthes from 170 to 220m². Animals permitted. Shops and market, beaches and forest nearby. LES PINS DE LA COUBRE **NN +33 5 46 22 42 10 Website : www.lespinsdelacoubre.com Email : contact@lespinsdelacoubre.com Campsite open from April to October. Between land and ocean, a trip in the middle of La Coubre forest. The ocean at your doorstep, in a warm setting, at your service : minimarket, bar, laundry. Activities for all the family, swimming pool, paddling pool, kids club. Animals permitted. Rental of mobile residences for 4 to 6 people. Novelties : locative certified for disabled people and wifi. CAMPING LES 3 COUPS *NN +33 5 46 22 48 97 Website: campinglestroiscoups.monsite-orange.fr Les Mathes. Open from Easter to the end of October. In a lovely setting, quiet, space, shade or sun, comfort. Fresh bread delivery, laundry, petanque pitch. Mobile homes and pitches rental. 700m from the village, 4km from the sea. Farm products, poultry, eggs, Pineau, Cognac, wines. AU JOYEUX FAUNE *NN +33 5 46 22 42 29 Website : www.camping-joyeuxfaune.com Rental and sales of mobile homes for 4 to 6 people. All mod cons, swimming pool, paddling pool, waterslide, playground, play room, snack bar, minimarket etc. Close to the shops and the beaches, half-shaded pitches, free brochure. LE GRAND LOGIS

+33 5 46 22 47 22

Naturist Campsite LE PETIT DAUPHIN **NN +33 5 46 06 38 23 / Cel : +33 6 76 37 57 65 Website : www.le-petit-dauphin.com Naturist campsite open all year round. Family atmosphere. Heated swimming pool (between 25° and 30°) in summer. Pitches for tents, caravans, motor-homes. Mobile residences and caravans rental. Sales of customized chalets, new or second-hand mobile residences. Entertainment room, theme evenings, dinners every night. In the town centre, close to the Luna Park (open from 8pm to 2am in July and August only), at 5km from La Côte Sauvage and from all the shops.

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Mobile homes and Caravans Rental Companies BONNES VACANCES +33 5 49 65 54 25 Mobile homes and furnished tents rental on the campsite Atlantique Parc**** : 800m from the town centre, 5mn from the zoo. Huge beachlagoon on the campsite, activities.

LOC'ÉVASION +33 2 40 07 50 96 Cel : +33 6 80 84 18 82 Website : www.loc-evasion.com Mobile homes rental on the campsite l’Orée du Bois****. Water park and entertainment. Booking : Loc’ Évasion 44520 Grand Auverné. YELLOH!VILLAGE +33 5 46 22 40 18 PARC DE LA CÔTE SAUVAGE / LOREMO Website : www.parc-cote-sauvage.com Mobile homes rental in a wooded park surrounded by cycling paths with direct access to the beaches. Aquapark, waterslides, balneotherapy and fitness.

Parking for Motor-Homes Parking in Les Mathes-La Palmyre is regulated by a municipal by-law. It is required for the motor-homes to stay on the parking areas from 10pm to 8am. There are 2 parking areas with services • Parking du Corsaire avenue de l’Atlantique, La Palmyre (payment with credit card)  • Parking next to the Hall Espace Multi-Loisirs rue Pierre Sibard, Les Mathes (parking meter) Prices : 8€ per 24h - from the 1st of February to the 30th of November, free in December and January Prices for services on site : Water (100L) : 2 tokens or 4€ / Electricity (1h) : 1 token or 2€ The tokens are sold 2€ each at the Tourist Office in La Palmyre, at the Town Hall in Les Mathes or at the slot machine on Parking du Corsaire.

1 parking area without services • Parking Boulevard de la Plage La Palmyre (parking meter) Prices : 8€ per 24h - from the 1st of February to the end of June, from the 1st of September to the 30th of November, free in December and January. Parking closed in July and August.

Parking on these areas is limited to 7 days maximum.


Holiday Villages VILLAGE CLUB LOCATIF LA GRANDE BAIE ****NN +33 5 46 22 40 37 Website : www.lagrandebaie.com From 336€/week. Open from April to October in club package. On Bonne Anse bay, 155 bungalows with all mod cons at the heart of a 14ha park. In a calm atmosphere, safety, comfort and a lot of services for all the family. Direct access to the beach, kids and teenagers clubs, various activities, heated swimming pool, lounge-bar restaurant with terrace and a panoramic view onto the sea, lovely sea food in an outstanding setting, minimarket, spa-balneo. BELAMBRA CLUB ‘LA PALMYRE’ +33 5 46 22 44 33 Website : www.belambra.fr In the shade of a 16ha pines forest, the club is well located to give you access to all the attractions of La Côte de Beauté. 183 cottages of which 63 new and modern design accomodation, 100 classic decoration and 20 wooden chalets with, for all of them, flat screen TV, dishwasher, garden furniture. Rental for families with half-board option during school holidays. Animations in the afternoon and the evening, kids clubs from 3 to 10 years old, teenagers clubs from 11 to 17 years old, during school holidays. Rental for groups with half-board or full board options for discovery, senior and sports stays. At your disposal: 2 tennis courts, heated swimming-pool and paddling-pool, petanque court, beach volley, playgrounds for children, reception, bar, restaurant, library, Wifi zone at the bar and at the reception. CLUB MED LA PALMYRE ATLANTIQUE +33 5 46 39 77 30 Email : lpaccrec01@clubmed.com In the middle of a pines forest in front of the ocean, let yourself be tempted by a tonic stay, for the holiday period, a day or an evening, from April to October, to enjoy with your family, your companion or on your own, in a friendly atmosphere. On the edge of the ocean, we offer you well-being, relaxation and great pleasure for the gourmets. All inclusive packages allow you to fully enjoy all the various activities and mini-clubs in an outstanding environment.

Hotels

PALMYR’HOTEL ***NN +33 5 46 23 65 65 Website : palmyrhotel.monalisa.fr 48 family and double bedrooms, most of them with balcony, in a peaceful setting. Restaurant with terrace, close to the centre, the zoo and the beaches. Open 24/24. HOTEL LA CÔTE D'ARGENT **NN +33 5 46 22 40 07 Website : www.hotel-cote-argent.com In the centre of La Palmyre, at 400m from the beach and close to the shops. Comfortable bedrooms with bath/ WC or shower/WC. Phone, flat screen TV, terrace, private car park, saunas, wifi, gym room, from 56€. Special offer! 350€ the week (for 1 or 2 people) breakfast included. HOTEL - BAR - TOBACCO OCéAN FORÊT +33 5 46 22 42 19

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Estate Agencies CABINET IMMOBILIER DE LA PALMYRE Mr and Mrs MORILLON +33 5 46 23 63 73 Fax : +33 5 46 22 51 36 Website : www.cabimmo.fr Email : cabimmo@club-internet.fr Holiday rentals, transactions, constructions. BP1, 26 avenue du Limousin 17570 La Palmyre. AGENCE EUROP'ATLANTIQUE +33 5 46 22 40 50 Fax : +33 5 46 22 51 94 Website : www.europ-atlantique.com Email : contact@europ-atlantique.com Transaction, holiday rentals. 1 résidence Les Trémières, bd des Régates 17570 La Palmyre (direction the port). Open all year round.

LA GERSOISE-SQUARE HABITAT +33 5 46 22 41 31 Fax : +33 5 46 22 47 19 Website : www.la-gersoise.fr Email : agenceroyangirondin@squarehabitat.fr Purchase, sales, long-term rentals and holiday rentals. Résidence La Palmeraie - 22, avenue du Limousin 17570 La Palmyre (in front of the Tourist Office). Open all year round. AGENCE DE LA PLAGE - ORPI +33 5 46 05 74 48 Fax : +33 5 46 23 40 90 Website : www.agence-plage.fr Email : agencedelaplage-lapalmyre@orpi.com 8A Av. de l’Océan 17570 La Palmyre. Purchase, sales, valuation. Open all year round.

NOTE

Accommodation star-rating Today, the accommodation star-rating (for hotels, campsites, holiday villages, self-catering accommodation...) has changed in order to guarantee a warmful welcome and quality services for the families. All the establishments are now graded from 1* to 5* for 5 years long. You can distinguish the establishments which have already obtained the new starrating thanks to the letters NN (Nouvelles Normes i.e New Standards) with their number of stars and thanks to these coloured icons.

Tourist Tax The local Tourist Tax must be paid from the 1st of April to the 30th of September (except for children under 13). An additional charge of 10% on the tourist tax is required for the departmental tax. The town collects this additional tax and transfers it directly to the department. The costs are defined as follows : • 1* and 2* campsites and the port : 0.20€ /day • 3* campsites and more : 0.40€ /day • Non-graded hotels : 0.30€ /day • 1* hotels and standard holiday villages : 0.30€ /day • 2* hotels and comfort holiday villages : 0.50€ /day • 3* hotels : 0.60€ /day • Self-catering accommodation, Bed & Breakfasts : 0.40€ /day


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Eating out & tasting our local specialities

Bars & Restaurants L’AUBERGE +33 5 46 06 31 49 DE LA CÔTE SAUVAGE Next to the beach, at foot of La Coubre lighthouse, our bar-restaurant welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere from the 15/04 to the 15/09. LE BOUT DU MONDE +33 9 81 67 79 38 You want to get away? Le Bout du Monde welcomes you in a lively atmosphere. Cocktails, ice-creams and frozen desserts. Bar - restaurant. Concerts. La Palmyre. LA CABANE +33 5 46 23 37 60 Mussels, pizzas, salads, grill. 14.90€ menu and carte. Take away. Nice place and terrace, lively atmosphere. Boulevard des Trémières. LE CLAPET +33 5 46 22 58 92 Bar - Tapas - Snack. Wifi access. Non stop service 12am - 12pm (in July & August). L'ÉCLADE +33 5 46 22 50 51 Restaurant of La Palmyre beach. Bar Restaurant - Pizzeria - Crêperie. L'ÉCUME +33 5 46 22 41 42 25 boulevard des trémières, La Palmyre. Pizzeria, crêperie, bar, ice-cream. Specialities of pan cakes and galettes from Britanny. Traditional pizzas. Frozen desserts. Terrace. LE FLAMANT ROSE +33 5 46 23 65 65 All-you-can-eat buffet, local products, sea food and grill, with a shady, quiet and peaceful terrace. Open from April to October 7/7. LE GOLFY +33 5 46 22 45 76 Website : www.legolfy.com Bar - pizzeria - live music - mini-golf - rhumerie. On La Palmyre Port. LINSOLITE +33 5 46 22 11 45 SNACK - BAR - SANDWICHES Non-stop service in an unusual and nice place in front of the Tourist Office. Eat a simple, generous and affordable meal. 25 sorts of beers. Open all year round.

MORBACK CAFÉ +33 5 46 22 48 22 PIZZERIA TEX MEX Open from February to November every evening and Sunday lunch. In July and August, open at lunch time and dinner time. Service until 11pm all year round (across from the Tourist Office). LA PAILLOTTE +33 5 46 22 32 24 RESTO - BAR - ICE-CREAM Email : lapaillotte.lapalmyre@yahoo.fr On La Palmyre Port, in front of the sea, come and taste our specialities : sea food and fishes. LE PALM BEACH +33 6 81 26 06 39 Restaurant - pizzeria - crêperie : salads - fishes meats - oysters - mussels - galettes and pan cakes. Open from April to September. LA PALMERAIE +33 5 46 23 64 22 Restaurant - bar - ice-creams. All year round, you will discover the regional cooking at ‘La Palmeraie’, its original recipes of mussels and sea food, fishes, meats, various meals and pastas, special menus for groups, take away. We speak English. LES PARALLÈLES +33 5 46 22 46 21 In front of the Tourist Office. Come and enjoy your meal and have a good time around ‘una plancha’ or at the restaurant with its traditional cooking. Open from February to December. SUCRÉ SALÉ +33 5 46 22 49 51 Pizzeria - crêperie, restaurant 3 & 5 avenue d’Aunis. Pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, take away. Prices for groups.


Baker’s & Pastry Shops

Fishmonger’s

BAKER’S - PASTRY SHOP +33 5 46 22 44 30 Érick & Jany CARDINEAU Sandwiches, cooked meats, sweets, speciality: ‘le bizantin’. 2 avenue de l’Océan, La Palmyre.

THE SPECIALIST Tel/fax: +33 5 46 23 61 88 OF SEA FOOD +33 6 88 84 78 40 SARL BERTIN Didier & Julien On the market of Les Mathes on Fridays and in La Palmyre on Wednesdays and Sundays from April to September. Sea food plates, prawns, oysters.

LES SAVEURS DU LITTORAL +33 5 46 22 48 20 Baker’s, pastry shop and chocolate factory. Open all year round. All butter specialities. 13 rue de la Sablière 17570 Les Mathes.

Cellars CAVE ARRIVE +33 5 46 22 50 36 J. Guy & Bruno, Producers La Cave, in the commercial centre, is open from April to October. Country specialities to discover. Ideas of presents - Free tasting.

LA PÊCHERIE +33 5 46 22 41 03 ETS BERTIN MARYLINN Fresh fishes - Regional auctions - Big sea fruits plates. Open on mornings and afternoons, included in Autumn. Marylinn and Philippe are waiting for you.

SCEA FAVEREAUD +33 5 57 68 62 10 FATHER & SON Website : www.chateautayat.com Direct sale from the producer, 5 rue des Mathes. Bordeaux and Premières Côtes de Blaye wines.

Ice-cream makers CONFISERIE BB LIGOT +33 5 46 22 45 81 Website : www.confiserie-ligot.com Beach roundabout. Come and savour home made products : chi-chi, waffles, pancakes, mascottes, ice creams, hot and fresh drinks, sandwiches. Sunny terrace. From February to mid-October. PISTACHE Ice-cream maker +33 5 46 22 44 41 70 flavours. Home made ice-creams, fruit sorbets, frozen desserts to take away, home made cornets, waffles, pancakes, churros made on demand. You can taste a large choice of frozen desserts in the lounge. 2 bis avenue de l’Océan.

Supermarket CARREFOUR CONTACT +33 5 46 23 65 56 Commercial centre of La Palmyre. At the corner of boulevard de l’Océan and avenue d’Angoumois.

The Markets LA PALMYRE, commercial centre • From the 31st of March to the 30th of September: every Wednesday and Sunday morning • From the 1st of October to the beginning of November : every Sunday morning LES MATHES, near the Church • On Friday morning, all year round • From the 15th of June to the 15th of September: on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning NIGHT MARKET, La Palmyre in the centre From the 30th of June to the 1st of September: every Wednesday night, from 6pm to 11pm CHRISTMAS MARKET, LES MATHES On the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December : from 9am to 7pm, near the Church

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Shopping & Wellness

Art & Painting

Clothes / Underwear

ART GALLERY Martine GALTIER +33 6 82 18 48 95 Website : martinegaltier.listoo.biz Figurative painting (seascape, landscape, panoramic...). Open all year round. 9 Avenue d’Angoumois 17570 La Palmyre.

COTTON’S STREET +33 6 70 54 92 05 Website : www.cotton-street.com The fashion shop : Little Marcel, Desigual, Le Temps des Cerises, Kaporal, Japan Rags. 6 place du Périgord.

CORDOUAN ART GALLERY +33 5 46 23 21 84 Website : www.galerie-cordouan.com Art paintings. Work art. Permanent exhibitions from contemporary painters. Open from April to September, during French school holidays or by appointment. 15 avenue d’Angoumois 17570 La Palmyre.

Beauty / Wellness SLIMMING & BEAUTY CENTRE +33 5 46 22 98 27 Website : www.fany-beaute.fr Depilation. Slimming course. Tanning. Skin care and body care. Permanent make-up. Wedding services. Hands and feet beauty and care. Relaxation. ZEN LOTUS MASSAGE +33 6 01 79 48 23 Website : www.zen-lotus-massage.com Enjoy a massage given by a professional, one of the best in world massages. Learn how to give a massage. By appointment. La Coubre lighthouse, La Palmyre.

L’ÎLE D’APHRODITE +33 5 46 22 10 87 Cel : +33 6 10 12 00 09 Sexy clothes and underwear man & woman. In summer : open 7/7 from 4.30pm to 9pm, out of season : Fri. Sat. Sun. and bank holidays from 3pm to 7pm and by appointment. Shop in the corridor, under the hotel La Côte d’Argent, La Palmyre.

Gift shops - Local Products DINDIA ‘Indian crafts’ +33 6 98 72 22 40 Website : www. dindia.fr Email : denis@dindia.fr All the magic of India : jewels, cameo, natural incense, notebooks and leather items, decorative objects, wooden toys, textile fabric, ethnic products. 2 bis rue du Périgord. Namasté!

Hairdressers

LE MONDE FÉERIQUE +33 5 46 22 46 96 Swimsuit (outsize) and beach towel specialist. Fashion accessories. Gifts. Souvenirs. Toys. Jewels. Comercial Centre Place de la Fontaine.

ACCROCHE CŒUR +33 5 46 06 19 16 Valérie hairdresser and hair stylist for men and women. L’Oréal. Open all year round. 11 avenue d’angoumois 17570 La Palmyre.

LE PANIER RÉGIONAL +33 6 29 11 85 83 ‘Regional products’ Pineau, Cognac, toffees, cakes, soap, Cognac beer, salt, aperitif, local wine, gifts. 9 boulevard des Trémières.

JULES DAYNOS +33 5 46 22 41 26 Hairdresser for men and women. Stylist specialist in haircut and hair care. L’Oréal, Inoa and Kérastase. 17 bvd des Trémières, La Palmyre.

Press - Bookshop MAISON DE LA PRESSE +33 5 46 22 40 02 Tobacconist’s. Souvenirs. Gifts. Bookshop. International Press. Place de la Fontaine, La Palmyre.

PERSONNA-LISEZ 17 +33 7 70 58 43 12 MAGYBOOTIK Websites : www.occas-vitrine.com www.uncadeaupourmonenfant.com Pictures on items. Fashion goods. Second hand nursing. 5 rue de la Seudre, La Tremblade.


Health / Veterinaries

Dietician

Optician

HERVOIR FANNY +33 6 80 70 43 11 Email : fanny.dieteticienne@hotmail.fr Dietician at home, by appointment. Obesity, diabetes, undernutrition, allergy. Adults, children, pregnant and breast-feeding women, seniors.

SUN VIEW OPTICIEN +33 6 50 78 29 14 Website : www.sunview.fr Sunglasses shop. Qualified optician. Multifocal and progressive eyeglasses. Fixing. View exam by appointment. 33 boulevard des Trémières.

Nurses

Osteopath

COUCHAUX D.- POUILLAT K. +33 5 46 22 42 90 Cel : +33 6 87 83 48 19 Qualified nurses. In July / August, at the office :  • 8 rue Sainte Marie, Les Mathes : from 12am to 12.30am. • 4 place d'Aquitaine, La Palmyre : from 9am to 9.30am / from 7.30pm to 8pm.

PINSON Marion +33 6 67 96 69 70 Structural, cranial, visceral, pediatric and pregnant women osteopathy by appointment. Medical Practice : 8 rue Sainte-Marie 17570 Les Mathes.

WOZNIAK SABRINA +33 6 23 77 39 13 District nurse. In the corridor, under the hotel La Côte d’Argent in La Palmyre. At the office in July and August : from 8.30am to 9am / from 12.30am to 1pm.

Doctors Dr RAKOTOARIVONY Daniel +33 5 46 23 74 49 3 rue d'Auvergne La Palmyre. General practitioner, emergency doctor, traumatology, radiology. In July and August, consultations from 8am to 8pm without appointment and in April, May, June, September, consultation hours displayed on the door. Dr PINEAU Hervé +33 5 46 22 41 80 8 rue Sainte Marie 17570 Les Mathes. In July and August, consultations from 9am to 8pm without appointment.

Pharmacy / Chemist’s PHARMACIE DE LA COUBRE +33 5 46 22 40 82 S. et JL. AMSELLEM - H. et M. JOBARD 31 boulevard des Trémières, La Palmyre. Open all year round from Monday to Saturday from 9am to12.30am and from 2pm to 7.30pm. July / August : from 9am to 9pm without interruption included on Sundays and bank holidays.

Veterinaries VETERINARY PRACTICE +33 5 46 36 16 84 Mrs ALDENHOFF B. & GOLINVAUX Ph. Medicine. Radiology. Surgery. Emergency 24/24. 72 boulevard Joffre La Tremblade. Dr MAFFART Patricia +33 5 46 36 48 16 Medicine. Surgery. Radiology. Drugstore. Emergency 24/24. Consultations by appointment : from 9am to 7pm (on Saturday from 9am to 12am). 2 bis rue des Justices 17530 Arvert.

EMERGENCY EUROPEAN EMERGENCY NUMBER : 112 AMBULANCE : 15 - FIREMEN : 18 - POLICE : 17 Fire station La Tremblade : +33 5 46 36 03 32 Sea Rescue (Crossa Etel) : +33 2 97 55 35 35 Pasteur Private Hospital Royan : +33 5 46 22 22 22 Malakoff Hospital Vaux sur Mer : +33 5 46 39 52 52 Anti-poison centre Bordeaux : +33 5 56 96 40 80 Blood transfusion centre Saintes : +33 5 46 93 53 44

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Practical Services

Civil Services HARBOUR OFFICE /THE PORT +33 5 46 22 44 31 POST OFFICE LES MATHES 36 31 • Out of season, from Mon. to Fri. : 9-12.30am • July - August, from Monday to Friday : 9-12.30am & 1.30-4pm, on Saturday : 9-12am SEASONAL POST OFFICE LA PALMYRE At the Tourist Office • From April to June and September, from Monday to Friday : 9-12.30am & 2-6pm • July - August, from Monday to Friday : from 9am to 1pm & from 4pm to 7pm • October, from Monday to Friday : from 9am to 12.30am & from 2pm to 5.30pm TOWN HALL LES MATHES +33 5 46 22 48 72 10 Rue de la sablière, Les Mathes.

Banks - Cash points CRÉDIT MUTUEL +33 5 46 36 12 80 LA TREMBLADE Fax : +33 5 46 36 34 10 7 place Gambetta 17390 La Tremblade. CASH POINTS / ATM MACHINES CA : 3 bis avenue de l'Océan (all year round) & 29 avenue d'Aunis (July-August) in La Palmyre CRÉDIT MUTUEL : Spar Les Mathes & Carrefour Contact in Arvert

Dogs & Horses Dogs & horses are forbidden on beaches from the 1st of April to the 30th of September. During these periods, only allowed on the beach going from Corsaires path to La Coubre lighthouse.

Maintenance & Works CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY RENOV’CHARENTAISE +33 5 46 22 49 36 J-Michel BOURDEAU Email : jmbourdeau@orange.fr Tiling, painting indoor/outdoor, building work, roofing, plumbing, woodwork & joinery alu/ PVC, electricity, floor covering, swimming pool, repairs, villas safekeeping.

Electricity - Plumbing BLANCHER Christian +33 5 46 22 48 39 ZA rue de Verdun Les Mathes-La Palmyre. General electricity new and renovation, satellite dishes, heating, electrical goods sale. ELECTELECOM GUILLEM +33 5 46 23 64 88 General electricity, renovation, electrical heating, alarm, satellite dishes, TNT, TV sale and installation. 9 avenue des Mathes 17570 La Palmyre. Breakdown service 7/7. Mr PEYROT +33 5 46 05 57 18/+33 6 81 54 64 78 Electricity, plumbing, air-conditioning, swimming pool, automatism for roller shutters. 51 rue Léon Nicolle 17570 Les Mathes. SARL BRISARD Jany & Fils +33 5 46 22 48 83 Email : sarl.brisardjany@wanadoo.fr Plumbing, electricity, air-conditioning, sustainable energies, heat pump, photovoltaics, kitchens & bathrooms. ZELTRON 17 +33 5 46 23 65 48/+33 6 12 96 91 08 Specialist in motor-homes, air-conditioning, electricity, household appliances, satellite dishes, TNT, TV rental, heating. 22 avenue Lulli, Les Mathes.

PARKS & GARDENS GRENON ESPACES VERTS +33 5 46 22 12 17 Plants sale, flowers and grassy areas creations, gardens care, plantations, lawn seed, automatic spraying system, pruning and ground cleaning.

PAINTWORK ARC EN CIEL DÉCORATION +33 5 46 23 64 69 Cel: +33 6 74 03 02 62 Indoor and outdoor painting, floors and walls covering, decoration. Billoux Emmanuel, artisan painter. 88, Les Trémières 17570 La Palmyre. Mr MAUDET Vincent +33 5 46 47 64 18 4 rue des Bergeronnettes, Les Mathes. Painting, floors and walls covering, facade watertightness, renovating, roof cleaning, antimoss treatment.


PLASTER WORKS

Laundry

Mr BRISSON-GOULVANT +33 5 46 22 54 72 Email : brisvant@orange.fr Traditional plaster works, dry partition walls, draughtproofing. 6 rue de Verdun, Les Mathes.

LAV’EXPRESS +33 6 79 31 12 07 3 avenue de l’Océan La Palmyre. Open all year round, 7/7. Special washing machines up to 13kg + tumble drier.

SARL NICOLLE Alain +33 5 46 22 40 83 Fax : +33 5 46 22 53 14 Traditional plaster works, dry partition walls. 27 rue de la Garenne 17570 Les Mathes.

Car Services

Locksmith’s - Ironworks SARL Ets. JOUBERT +33 5 46 22 46 97 Fax : +33 5 46 22 51 25 15 rue Chalarol Les Mathes. Aluminium and iron gates, polyester paint, fences, blinds, aluminium shutters, garage doors.

Safekeeping / Garage rental AJ-LOC +33 6 01 73 52 33 Website : www.ajloc.fr Garage rental from 20 to 80m3. Short or long term rental : for a week, a month or all year round without lease. Materials handling available. 23 avenue de La Palmyre 17570 Les Mathes. MONNERIE Patrice +33 5 46 22 47 22 Fax : +33 5 46 22 59 25 Le Grand Logis 17570 Les Mathes. Caravans safekeeping and boats caretaking under cover or outside, transport possible. GARAGE RENTAL +33 5 46 22 35 18 Cel : +33 6 13 72 87 27 You need a garage ? Call Fabrice. Garage rental, storage. 1312 route de la Fouasse 17570 Les Mathes. SERV’VACANCES +33 5 46 22 47 47 Caravans safekeeping and boats caretaking, repairs and sales of motor-homes and caravans, spare parts on sale, mobile homes transport, setting-up and adjustment, fridge rental, garage rental. 17 Rue Léon Nicolle, Les Mathes.

GARAGE GARAGE JP MARTIN +33 5 46 05 27 38 Car maintenance. Sale. All brands. Breakdown service. Rue Saint Joseph ZA 17570 Les Mathes.

Petrol/Gas Station ÉLAN STATION-SERVICE +33 5 46 22 50 01 Next to the zoo. Breakdown service 24/24, car maintenance, Europcar cars rental, tire switch. Internet. Rent a car.

TRANSPORT MELITOURISME +33 6 48 22 87 32 Website : www.melitourisme.fr Passenger Transport from/to La Rochelle (Airport). 8 passengers vehicle. The driver speaks English.

Religious Services CATHOLIC +33 5 46 36 01 78 Masses in July and August on Sundays : at 10am in La Palmyre Chapel, at 11.15am in Les Mathes Church.

Television - Radio RADIO FREQUENCIES (FM) Virgin 89.2/ Nostalgie 91.6/ France Inter 92.7/ Skyrock 93.1/ MFM 98.4/ Fun Radio 99/ RTL2 100.4/ France Bleu La Rochelle 101.1/ Demoiselle FM 102.2/ France Info 105.5/ RMC Info 106.2. TV CHANNELS TF1 : 22 / France 2 : 28 / France 3 : 25 Canal+ : 06 / Arte ou la 5 : 38 / M6 : 64.

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Days out in the surroundings

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a Charente Maritime has a very rich historic, maritime, and natural heritage that will please all the family. La Palmyre surroundings hide many treasures that you will discover as you wonder round...

Le Pays Royannais

Arvert Peninsula

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a Côte de Beauté offers lots of excursions: ‘les carrelets’ (fishermen’ sheds on piles) in Saint-Palais-sur-mer, Royan and its caracteristic architecture - where you will find a mix of villas of the beginning of the 20th century and modern constructions of the 50’s - the Estuary Park in Saint-Georges-deDidonne,  the troglodytic caves of Mescherssur-Gironde, Talmont-sur-Gironde with its church that overlooks the Estuary, and offshore the majestic Cordouan Lighthouse…

ry to recognise our regional fauna and flora throughout long walks in the woods. Then, discover the little port named ‘La Grève’ in La Tremblade and its incredible oyster park. La Seudre banks will reveal its typical small villages such as Mornac-sur-Seudre which has the label ‘plus beau village de France’ (one of the most beautiful villages of France).


Marennes - Oléron

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f you visit Marennes, do not walk out without discovering and tasting the local seafood in the oyster farms or at ‘La Cité de l’Huître’. Nearby, you can explore the wild island Oléron and the fortified village Hiers-Brouage with its remparts and citadel qualified ‘village de pierres et d’eau’ (stones and water village). From there, you can gaze at the storks nested in the marshes.

Islands and Forts

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fter the colourful and lively Oléron, each island will thrill you with its secrets and treasures : the imperial Aix, the white Ré, and Madame that you can only reach at low tide by ‘La Passe aux Bœufs’. On earth or in the sea, the region also counts many fortifications such as Fort Louvois in Bourcefranc-le-Chapus or the legendary Fort Boyard.

Cities of Art and History Do not miss the historical and cultural visits organised in the cities of Charente Maritime. • In Rochefort : La Corderie Royale (old rope factory), L’Hermione (reconstruction of La Fayette’s ship), Bégonia Museum, Le Musée des Commerces d’Autrefois (former shops Museum)… • La Rochelle, the regional sailing and yachting capital with its four ports, its Towers, its well-known Aquarium, the old town centre and its numerous museums... • Inland, you will discover Saintes and La Saintonge, the Gallo-Roman relics of the past, the Romanesque heritage, castles and abbeys… And in the surroundings, Le Médoc and Cognac, reputed vineyards, Le Marais Poitevin, etc.

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Local Map


How to get here ? By Road A10 Motorway From Paris : Exit Saintes (n°35) then N150 (50km) From Bordeaux : Exit Mirambeau (n°37) then D730 and D25 (65km) From La Rochelle by Rochefort : D733 (80km)

By Train TGV Paris-La Rochelle / TGV Paris-Angoulême Tel : +33 8 36 35 35 35 TER Angoulême-Royan / TER Niort-Royan Royan Station (18km) : +33 5 46 25 62 32 Website : www.sncf.com

By Plane La Rochelle-Laleu Airport (80km) Tel : +33 5 46 42 30 26 Website : www.larochelle.aeroport.fr Rochefort-Saint Agnant Airport (40km) Tel : +33 5 46 83 05 20 Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (145km) Tel : +33 5 56 34 50 50 Website : www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr

By Ferry From Le Verdon to Royan : TRANSGIRONDE : +33 974 500 033 Website : transgironde.gironde.fr

By Bus From Royan to Les Mathes : CARA’BUS n°21 all year round From Royan to La Palmyre : CARA’BUS n°31 from April to September Tel : +33 810 810 977 Website : www.carabus-transport.com

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La Palmyre - Les Mathes

Nature Plein Cadre !

www.la-palmyre-les-mathes.com Tourist Office

La Palmyre

2 avenue de Royan 17570 LES MATHES Fax : +33 5 46 22 52 69

Tel : +33 5 46 22 41 07 contact@la-palmyre-les-mathes.com GPS coordinates : 45.682584 -1.161700

Opening Hours In July and August everyday from 9am to 7pm April, May, June and September from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12.30am and from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday morning from 10am to 12.30am Off-season from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30am and from 2pm to 5.30pm on Saturday morning from 9am to 12.30am


La Palmyre Guidebook 2014