While staying in your Poitou-Charentes holiday home, you can enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast in the west of France. This friendly region with its quiet lifestyle offers natural beauty as well as amazing cycling and walking routes. A number of islands lie just off the coast, certainly worth a day trip. The varied landscape of forests, beaches and recreation lakes has more than enough to offer anyone staying in a holiday home in Poitou-Charentes.

Watersports and sandy beaches near your holiday home in Poitou-Charentes

Wide sandy beaches, small coves and a relatively calm sea make the Poitou-Charentes coast the perfect destination for sunseekers and families with young children. This area is also perfect for watersports enthusiasts: sailing, surfing and kayaking, you can do them all here. A popular seaside resort on this coast is Royan, situated at the mouth of the Gironde. The seaside resort of Châtelaillon-Plage has a fine, long, sandy beach. The water park, casino and wellness centre will ensure that both young and old will have a great time when on holiday in Poitou-Charentes.

Visit La Rochelle when on holiday in Poitou-Charentes

La Rochelle is not only an important seaside resort, but also a charming port, with a large marina and an old port with fishing boats, and many convivial terrace cafés and restaurants all around. The city is very environmentally friendly. This can be seen, for example, when borrowing the free "yellow bikes". The sea aquarium is worth seeing and is also part of this eco-trend, generating its own power and running an organic restaurant. You can easily get to this charming attractive seaside resort from your holiday home in Poitou-Charentes!

Visit the picturesque islands from your holiday home in Poitou-Charentes

Explore Poitou-Charentes while on holiday!Off the coast of La Rochelle, you will find the (peninsula) islands of Île de Ré, Île d'Oleron and Île d'Aix, all full of birdlife. Take the boat or cross the bridge to one of these islands and enjoy the peace and quiet. Île de Ré, with its distinctive white houses flanked by hollyhocks, has a number of quaint harbours, wide sandy beaches and salt marshes. Île d'Oleron also has vast sandy beaches, marshes and forests. The smallest island of Île d'Aix is best explored by following one of the themed walking routes. Fort Boyard, known for its television programme of the same name, is located in the sea opposite Île d'Oléron. You can't visit the fort itself, but you can admire it from a tour boat or from the Île d'Oléron ferry.

Explore the interior from your holiday home in Poitou-Charentes

Most holiday homes in Poitou-Charentes are located in the stunning countryside, near Poitiers. Stay here in a luxury bungalow on a holiday park, or in a gîte in the woods. Rivers and recreation lakes also provide chillaxing and fun there. Sporting types can go mountain biking, horse riding or climbing. From your holiday home, visit one of the cities in this region, such as the former capital Angoulême, with its Roman fortifications. Near Angoulême you will find Cognac, famous of course for the spirit which bears its name. Visit one of the old cognac cellars there. One of the most important places in this region is Poitiers, a medieval university town with magnificent churches and a Roman amphitheatre. Jump on our offer soon, and book your holiday home in Poitou-Charentes!

A holiday home in Poitou-Charentes has something for everyone. Whether you come for peace and quiet, nature, the sea or rivers, to play golf or go mountain biking, there are plenty of recreation opportunities for everyone there. Book the property of your choice now, and have a wonderful time in your holiday home in Poitou-Charentes!

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Holiday in Poitou-Charentes - FAQs
How many Belvilla houses can I choose from in Poitou-Charentes?

There are 100+ Belvilla houses in Poitou-Charentes.

What are the most important places to visit in Poitou-Charentes?

Some of the most important places to visit in Poitou-Charentes are IIe de Re Beaches, Fort Boyard, Zoo La Palmyre, and La Rochelle.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in Poitou-Charentes?

Some of the must-do activities in Poitou-Charentes are

  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Climbing
  • Visiting the Aquarium La Rochelle
  • Taking boat tours
  • Exploring the area of e-Bikes
  • Diving with Pret-a-Plonger
What are the recommended dishes in Poitou-Charentes?

Some of the recommended dishes in Poitou-Charentes are Oyster Marenne d'Oléron, Mouclade, Pâté de Pâques, and Pineau des Charentes.

When is the ideal time to visit Poitou-Charentes?

The months between May to October are the best to visit Poitou-Charentes.

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