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French Mini Adventure

We used this ferry to help us see more of the west coast travelling from La Rochelle to Biarritz... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
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A not to expensive way to explore “the other side“

As long as you go as pedestrian or with a bicycle, this is a nice and not too expensive way to... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
St. Gallen
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“le verdon”(2 reviews)
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rue de la Galiote | Le Port de Royan, 17200, Royan, France
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

There are a couple of weekends during the main French holiday season (quatorze juillet jus'qua fin aout) to avoid because the queues can be horrendous, up to four hours!!. During weekdays in the summer and the rest of the year it's fine with little waiting....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dennis B
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We used this ferry to help us see more of the west coast travelling from La Rochelle to Biarritz. We decided to travel down the west coast. The ferry was a great addition to making more of the journey. It was about 20mins travel out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JCWMiniAdventures
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Planned to take this as a short cut to Hourtin. Arrived around 1700 Sat - queue was enormous. Can believe the stories of 4h queue. I read a review here saying queues even in summer not too bad - not true!! Looks fun but we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edelstoffer
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, aged 4 and 7, waited over 4 hours yesterday for the ferry before they could cross en route for Soulac-sur-mer. Saturday, 18th August. This is a warning! Don’t know if you can book in advance, but the long way around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

As long as you go as pedestrian or with a bicycle, this is a nice and not too expensive way to explore the other side - Pte du grave from Royan or vice versa. During the summer months, continuous trips between 7 and 21.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank trooper92
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Over the years weve visited Royan regularly but today wanted to do something a little different so took the ferry across to Le Verdon. The ferry is surprisingly clean & comfortable. But at 33 Euros 30 cents EACH way, is quite pricey to do on...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Stephen G
Reviewed August 19, 2017

On a hot day, nothing could be better than taking the ferry across the estuary, and then cycling through the forest. The ferry service is excellent, and the short voyage gives excellent views of the bay.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mark_and_Ann_Reilly
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Took the ferry from Le Verdon sur mer to Royan to avoid having to drive around Bordeaux. Very good service just a bit pricey at €33.30 for a car & 2 passengers. Mind you that's cheap to avoid an extra 2 hours on your journey!...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

I wanted to hug the coastline on my long motorbike road trip from Derbyshire to Mallorca, so took the Transgironde back across from Royan. Good move. On the south side of the estuary the going was easy and quiet and superb scenery. The ferry itself...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Munrosaxman
Reviewed June 25, 2017

great way to cross la Gironde river. I cross with my car but you can take a bike and explore for the day

Date of experience: June 2017
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September 9, 2016|
Response from Dennis B |
Hi, you don't need a reservation. The ferry runs regularly several times a day at this time of year. The crossing is quick, though I thought a bit pricey. However, it's much cheaper and quicker than driving via Bordeaux... More