Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, you're sure to enjoy Royan's beauty and calm—not to mention its gorgeous view of the ocean. Welcome to Emmanuel Richy's place.
" I want to help people have a unique experience by focusing on local history and providing personalised hospitality and being rewarded with a nice word from a happy customer. "
Emmanuel has spent his life travelling thanks to his love of the hotel business and cuisine. Over time, his passion for fine dining transformed into an enthusiasm for sharing experiences and interacting with people. According to him, a good hotel owner is someone who offers impeccable service and real hospitality. At The Originals City, Hotel Foncillon, Royan, he also adds a singular vision and an exceptional location. Located at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, south of Oléron island and the Palmyre zoo, this 3-star hotel in the center of Royan overlooks the ocean and has an adjoining beach. Between the staff's attention to detail, the brunch, the seminar room, and the library, Emmanuel helps you experience the history of Royan and gives recommendations on activities, events, and places to see to make your trip extra memorable.
Emmanuel's passion for his city and region can also be seen in the quality of his rooms and service. The staff stands ready to cater to your every whim, and the rooms, which were fully renovated in 2017, come with a courtesy tray. Air-conditioned, fully equipped, and tastefully decorated, the hotel's 28 rooms are fitted out with high-quality bed linens, a flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.
- Non smoking room
- Air-conditioned room
- Cable and/or satellite television
At Emmanuel's hotel, all that's left to decide is whether you want to have breakfast in your room or the dining area. The breakfast is more of a brunch and features a wide variety of options on its sweet and savoury buffet. Special care is taken to serve only the freshest products, including regional specialities, goat cheese, cheese tourteau loaf, cannelé cakes, and other organic products.
With its summer events, the beach, markets, businesses, and architecture, Royan is an energetic city at the heart of Charente-Maritime. The Originals City, Hotel Foncillon, Royan and its staff let you enjoy an authentic, historical experience in flawless comfort.
ROYAN CHURCHESSaint-Pierre Church, the oldest in the city, is an example of Roman architecture. The Notre-Dame des Anges Chapel, which was built in 1981, features neo-Gothic architecture and fascinating decorations along the interior of its walls. The much more recent Notre-Dame Church was built in 1950 in a modern style that showcases the masterful work of architects Guillaume Gillet and Marc Hébrard.
LIFTNET FISHINGThis traditional technique is part and parcel of the Gironde estuary's heritage and is a great way to spend a nice time from one tide cycle to the next. As a family or with your friends, enjoy a unique and memorable experience while fishing for all sorts of freshwater and ocean fish.
CORDOUAN LIGHTHOUSEThe keepers at France's oldest lighthouse are happy to give you a delightful tour of this listed historical monument. Nicknamed the Versailles of the sea, it is built atop a rocky island that you can access via boat. An aura of mystery surrounds the rich history of the Cordouan lighthouse. Its magnificent decorations, which can also be seen in its chapel, are sure to impress.
What our customers say
"Étape sur la Vélodyssée "
Royan est une étape incontournable sur le parcours de la Vélodyssée.
"A Pleasant Short Stay"
We were greeted most warmly by the Receptionist who helped with parking and with our luggage. Our room was spotlessly clean and pleasantly located. We enjoyed a good nights sleep. The area where breakfast was served was rather cramped but the food was well presented and generously provided. This overnight stay followed a long and arduous journey so the calm of the hotel was very welcome. We are not used to smoking being permitted in hotels and found the smell from cigarettes being smoked immediately outside the door a little unpleasant.
Nice location, close to the sea, the staff was very welcoming and helpful. Close to restaurants and shops.
Popular for its location and services, The Originals City, Hotel Foncillon, Royan offers a number of packages for travelling professionals. A seminar room is available for use on the 7th floor and offers a gorgeous view of the Royan Bay. The room is equipped with a video projector, photocopier, and screens and can host up to 15 people. The 3-star hotel's staff will happily make a reservation for a lunch, dinner, or a well deserved break in its partner restaurants.