Holiday information on Poitou-Charentes

Villas with pool for rent in Poitou-Charentes


Poitou-Charentes is a particularly varied part of France, which is known as the sunniest region of the Atlantic west coast. Even in the early and late season, temperatures are still very pleasant here. And although the Atlantic coast and the Côte d'Azur are clearly different from each other, there are indeed great similarities. Ile de Ré is even called the St. Tropez of the Atlantic coast. Rightly so, because the atmosphere of the harbor and houses are almost identical. The weather is usually fine here too, the sun shines on average 210 days a year here. If you want to take a trip to the coast, then visit the fashionable seaside resort of La Rochelle with its beautiful harbor and tower. There is also a beautiful boulevard with many cozy restaurants, where we - of course - can heartily recommend the many fish and shellfish dishes.

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The hilly interior is covered by vineyards and forests, interspersed with rivers and lakes. In general, the landscape can be characterized as friendly, which also applies to the hospitable population. The Charente is a department best known as the birthplace of cognac and pineau. It is recommended to visit one of the cognac houses and taste the differences between the variants of this famous brandy. Simply follow one of the signs Pineau / Cognac and you will (sometimes after a long time) automatically come to a farm, where you will have a small tasting. Also try the Pineau, a slightly sweeter aperitif that can be placed between the wine and cognac.

Visiting the Charente is a pleasure. Numerous slopes, in which forests and meadows with countless lakes alternate with extensive vineyards. Authentic villages with cafes and traditional restaurants invite to several stops and you will be very welcome. The town of Saintes has many Roman ruins. The Germanicus Arc and the Gallo-Roman arenas are particularly worth a visit. Angoulême, the capital of the department, is partly more modern, but also has a richly decorated cathedral. Like everywhere else in France, the markets and the various fairs are very cozy, you can enjoy "simple and nutritious meals" at incredible prices and you will find the funniest things that make such a visit so much fun. Don't forget the flea markets.