Hotel Primavera is set within a 2 hectare park with an amazing view overlooking the sea. We offer you charming rooms.
The hotel Primavera features 38 rooms and 4 suites distributed in 3 different buildings, making a lot of possibilities:
- double and triple rooms or overlooking the sea or the garden
- duplex for four people overlooking the garden
- junior suites overlooking the garden
- one family suite overlooking the sea
You will enjoy your breakfast buffet contemplating the ocean from the terrace or the restaurant, or quietly in your room.
Discover our heated swimming pool beneath the restaurant opened all year. The large picture windows offer a splendid view over the sea in complete serenity.
You can also relax in our quiet and shady garden.
Having a break in our medieval lounge you will have the opportunity to sample exceptional products from our area : Old Pineau and Cognac.
This building from the end of 19th century includes an old part named « Castle », and a wing, newer with two floors. There are twenty four bedrooms, five overlooking the sea oriented to south and west of the building. The rooms are divided into pieces of 2 to 3 people and a family Suite.
56m² including a lounge with a little refriferator, 2 rooms (1 double room overlooking the sea, 1 twin room overlooking the garden), separate toilet, bathroom with bath and shower.
This building mainly facing the park was built in the 1890s to accommodate Count and Countess Auby’s servants. Since 1973, the building was converted into bedrooms. Housing eight rooms with large balconies overlooking the garden with sea glimpse, after being called « Annex » they named it « Auby Pavilion » in honor of the former owners.
Includes a lounge area in the room or separate.
In 1915 Mr D'Auby built the Villa « Terre Nègre » in an Anglo-Norman style on land purchased in 1892 just steps from Primavera in order to accommodate his guests. In 1985, Cormau family, after renovating the building to make bedrooms, gives him the name of « Cottage ». There are now a dozen bedrooms, four for family and two Junior Suites.
Includes a lounge area in the room.
2 separate rooms : 1 with a large bed and 1 with 2 single beds
Located in an exceptional site, near the small beach of Concié, Villa Primavera first was a trite construction erected in the 19th century and conceived as some of its neighbors on a traditional « L » plan.
At the beginning of the next century, at the request of Count Louis-Jean Auby, economist and banker based in Paris, the original frontage of the villa were first masked by a neo romanesque decoration stone, and expanded on the northern part west.
Count selected frescoes from the Romanesque churches of Saintonge country and did reproduce on his villa, built in memory of John Barthélémy Auby, his grandfather, who fought in the Battle of Bovines alongside King Philippe Auguste in 1224.
A replica of the fountain of the Lions of Granada was built in the park and a chimera cast ordered to the foundry of Val d'Osne, overlooking the terrace, residing there as a sentinel watching over the house. Thereafter he built the villa “Terre Nègre” in Norman style on a land adjacent, bought a few years ago and intended to accommodate its guests.
During the interwar period, Madam Countess Marie Gabrielle Auby, widow since 1928, had used to spend summer in St Palais, and offered each year, a magnificent fireworks to all visitors who came from the customs path.
In 1940, the German army requisitioned the site to install the « kommandantur » until 1945. Meanwhile, they had built blockhaus and underground shelters, now destroyed. The Villa suffered from this occupation and liberation, and the scars of this conflict are still visible on the frontage.
In 1959, Mr. Robert Cormau, restaurant owner from Royan, decides to buy Primavera and turned the villa into a hotel restaurant. With a thriving business, the hotel grows, from 1977 to 1984, a new building adjacent to the original building, including rooms, a new panoramic dining room and an indoor swimming pool overlooking the estuary.
The year 1987 was marked by the purchase of the villa “Terre Nègre” (named « Cottage » today), which was sold separately in 1959. It was attached to the whole park to get what you see today.
Since then, maintenance, renovations and alterations have helped to protect this unique architectural heritage, in a spirit of tradition and comfort.