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Poitou-Charentes is a great holiday destination for a beach holiday and exploring the great outdoors. It offers a great selection of properties both inland and on the coast, from self catering cottages to Chambres d'hotes.



Explore Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes is the region in the central part of western France, between the Loire valley and Aquitaine. Its coastline with its long beaches on the Bay of Biscay is one of the sunniest areas in France.

La Rochelle

La Rochelle is one of France's loveliest coastal towns with its historic port, quayside and seafront filled with cafes and restaurants. To explore the history of La Rochelle, a must visit is the Le Vieux Port, the old port area of La Rochelle with 14th and 15th century towers.  After exploring the port, the walk from the old port to the new harbour offers great views of the town. There are also an selection of guides tours available.


The coastal islands of Oléron and Ile de Ré are famous for their beaches. The best way to explore the islands is by bike or on foot. There are almost 110km of bike trails and footpaths on island of Oléron.


Another classic seaside resort along the Poitou-Charentes is Royan. It offers a warm and sunny climate, tourist attractions, a lovely natural location, great restaurants and some fantastic sandy beaches. The town is home to the la Palmyre zoo, one of the biggest zoos in Europe. The zoo includes polar bears, snow leopards, Siberian tigers and elephants. It is a great day out for all the family.

Some of our favourite escapes...

  • Holiday Cottage in Deux-Sevres, France
    Gite La Baraudiere Viennay

    Holiday Cottage in Viennay, Deux-Sevres, France

    Beautiful tranquil country retreat close to bustling medeival town which boasts many restaurants and exhibitions set in western France. .Sleeps upto 6 people the ground floor is t...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 540.00 - £ 920.00 per week

  • Holiday Apartment in Charente, France
    Bellevue Manor House Luxury Gites South West France

    Holiday Apartment in Birac, Charente, France

    Bellevue is a 17th Century manor house set in private grounds of 6 acres surrounded by vineyards and rolling countryside right in the heart of Cognac country.Offering luxurious git...

    Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 590.00 - £ 1,460.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Charente-Maritime, France
    Pres Du Puits Self Catering Gites with Pool Charente-Maritime

    Holiday Cottage in Le Grand Chevallon, Charente-Maritime, France

    There are 2 comfortable and well equipped self-catering Gites, recently renovated,each sleeping 2,situated in the grounds of a charming Charentais Farmhouse. In addition B&B is av...

    Wheelchair Friendly  

    £ 105.00 - £ 470.00 per week

  • Holiday Home in Charente-Maritime, France
    Large Self-catering Holiday Home with Heated Swimming Pool Cheniers Archingeay in SW France

    Holiday Home in archingeay, Charente-Maritime, France

    The IDEAL FAMILY HOLIDAY. With HEATED POOL, SATELLITE TV and WiFi ACCESS.A beautiful, secluded, peaceful, VERY PRIVATE, tastefully converted 18c Charentaise farmhouse set in 2 acre...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 600.00 - £ 1,750.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Charente-Maritime, France
    Tamarisk Self Catering Cottage West France

    Holiday Cottage in Dampierre sur Boutonne, Charente-Maritime, France

    This comfortable self catering cottage sleeps 2. There are twin beds upstairs with shower/toilet room. Downstairs is sitting area, dining area and equipped kitchen. Bedding supplie...

    Pet & Dog Friendly  

    £ 140.00 - £ 240.00 per week

  • Park, Garden or Woodland in Vienne, France
    Vallee des Singes Monkey Valley

    Park, Garden or Woodland in Le Gureau, Vienne, France

    Wildlife park where monkeys, apes and primates roam freely in a beautiful setting.

    Parks Gardens and Woodlands, Childrens Attractions, Zoos Farms and Wildlife Parks

  • Art Gallery in Charente, France
    Chateau de la Rochefoucauld

    Art Gallery in la Rochefoucauld, Charente, France

    A great day out is to visit the pretty town of La Rochefoucauld with its famous chateau. Fascinating tours in a beautiful place

    Art Gallery, Historic Buildings and Monuments, Visitor Centres and Museums

  • Festival and Event in Charente, France
    Confolens World Music & Dance Festival

    Festival and Event in Confolens, Charente, France

    Music & Dance Festival

    Festivals and Events, Live Entertainment, Live Music and Comedy

  • Visitor Centre or Museum in Vienne, France
    Futuroscope Theme park

    Visitor Centre or Museum in CHASSENEUIL-DU-POITOU, Vienne, France

    Family theme park outside Poitiers

    Visitor Centres and Museums, Childrens Attractions, Theme Parks

  • Zoo, Animal Centre or Park in Charente-Maritime, France
    La Palmyre Zoo

    Zoo, Animal Centre or Park in la Palmyre - les Mathes, Charente-Maritime, France

    Zoo located din Charente Maritime region of France

    Zoos Farms and Wildlife Parks

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