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Our family hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is ideally located in Charente-Maritime. Many outdoor activities, cultural visits and must-see cities will be just a short drive away. Our team knows the region perfectly and will be able to advise you on places to visit or activities to do in the surrounding area. Golf enthusiasts can find themselves on the green at the Royan and Palmyre golf courses. A cycle path passes in front of our hotel and bicycles can be rented less than 200 meters from the establishment. An equestrian center, rope trails and water activities may also be on the program. For relaxation and swimming, a beach is 50 meters from the Hotel Villa Cordouan, in addition, the Plage de la Grande Conche and the Plage du Platin are nearby. 

The Cordouan Lighthouse

From our charming hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, you will see the Phare de Cordouan, the royal lighthouse, listed as a world heritage site Unescosince July 2021. Discover 400 years of history during a visit to this emblematic lighthouse, located at the mouth of the Gironde estuary. Even today, the Cordouan Lighthouse serves as a landmark for sailors navigating the estuary. The Cordouan Lighthouse is the last lighthouse on the French Coast manned all year round by keepers. During your visit, you will be able to meet the keepers and discuss with them the history of this lighthouse.

The Palmyre Zoo

Located less than 7 kilometers from our hotel in Saint Palais sur Wed, go to the Palmyre Zoo. Nestled in an 18-hectare forest, the Palmyre Zoo is a must-see in Charente-Maritime. You will be able to see more than 1,600 mammals, birds and reptiles representing 110 species. The Palmyre Zoo is part of several conservation programs.


7 kilometers from the Hotel Villa Cordouan, discover the town of Royan. You can visit the Notre-Dame de Royan church, the Pontaillac district, the convention center and the central market where you will taste the good and beautiful products of the region . For an experience out of the ordinary, visit the Planet Exotica zoo. You will discover an exotic world and wild animals.

The Tremblade

The seaside town of La Tremblade is 18 kilometers from the hotel. Many water activities can be on the program for your days at La Tremblade. For more cultural visits, we invite you to discover the Phare de la Coubre or to take the Train des Mouettes. All year round, visit the daily market of La Tremblade.


22 kilometers from our boutique hotel, go to an authentic seaside resort, Ronce-les-Bains. Stroll along the tourist routes of Ronce-les-Bains, take a cycle path or a hiking path shaded by pine trees. Superb surf spots can be found in Ronce-les-Bains.


The Marennes-Oléron basin is the leading European oyster farming center. Nearly 2,000 operators perpetuate know-how and the production of exceptional products. From Marennes-Oléron, you can discover the La Cayenne port and the Cité de l’Huître. Go to the port of Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, from where you can reach the famous Fort Louvois


In the past the Atlantic Ocean bordered the village of Brouage. This superb fortified city is classified among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. Nestled against a marsh, discover this village and its wonders: the Bicycle Museum, the Royal Forge, the Halle aux Vivres, the Saint-Luc Powder Magazine, the city ramparts and the Saint-Pierre de Brouage church.


Less than 50 kilometers from our cozy hotel in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, visit the town of Rochefort. The sea air will accompany your visit to the city. We advise you to discover the very last Transbordeur Bridge in France, the home port of the Hermione and the Corderie Royale. From Rochefort, you can embark on a short cruise and discover the Fort Boyard and the Fort Liédot. 

The island of Oléron

Our hotel establishment is located 51 kilometers from the center of the island of Oléron. By bike, on foot or by car, discover the island's must-see attractions: Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, Dolus-d'Oléron, the Marais aux Oiseaux, the Port des Salines, Saint-Georges-d'Oléron, the Château citadel, the port of Cotinière, the pointe de Chassiron and the beaches. 

La Rochelle

Located 82 kilometers from Villa Cordouan, visit La Rochelle. We advise you to discover the Old Port, the towers of La Rochelle, the old town, the Saint-Louis Cathedral, the Halles de La Rochelle, the Aquarium, Charruyer Park, the Maritime Museum, the Natural History Museum and the New World Museum.

The Medoc

Make a wine tourism stopover in the Médoc. Wine enthusiasts can take one of the region's many wine routes, take part in tastings and interact with passionate winegrowers. The Médoc has more than 60 Grands Crus Classés