Pontaillac in Royan
Pontaillac in Royan is a district of the town of Royan, located between the city center of Royan and the town of Vaux Sur Mer. In the area you will find the beach of Pontaillac a Royan, which is known to be a family beach where it it is also possible to surf. It is also one of the most famous surf spots in Royan.
But Pontaillac is also known for its casino, located in the middle of Pontaillac beach in Royan, with its feet in the sand. The promenade has been rehabilitated, and bars and restaurants with their terraces are ideally located opposite the beach.
The beach is also surrounded by old houses reflecting Royannaise architecture, by a few squares, but also by cliffs and rocks, some of which, still visible, are hollowed out to create seawater baths. The Wikipedia page explains: “In 1872, Doctor Auguste Guillon created a spa establishment on the cliff, responding to the fashion for “marine cures” which caused a sensation at the time. Seawater “baths” are dug into the cliff itself: these are still visible today. “
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Royan, is a pretty little town in the southwest of France bordering the Atlantic Sea. It is located at the entrance to the Gironde estuary, and surrounded by seaside cities