Poitou-Charentes...welcome to our region
Sandy beaches, golden sunflower fields, elegant châteaux and pretty villages, the Poitou-Charentes is not just beautiful, it's also full of things to see and do - cycling, riding, water sports, festivals, markets, fun parks and historic towns.
Christmas markets, winter festivals and attractions open throughout the season - there's plenty to see & do! And do check out everything that's going on throughout the summer!
Somewhere quiet to relax in the sun, ride a wave or make sandcastles with the kids? The Poitou-Charentes has more than 100 beaches to choose from...
... and other historic towns including coastal Rochefort & Royan. Inland see Poitiers, Cognac & Angoulême. Plus seven Most Beautiful Villages.
Called Green Venice, this beautiful area of waterways and rivers is perfect for a relaxing holiday or day out. Hire a boat to make the most of the experience.
The Poitou-Charentes is perfect for family holidays - child-friendly beaches with supervised games, animal parks of fish, birds, monkeys and tigers, world-class theme parks, tree-top walks, safe paths for cycling and riding and much, much more...
The 'French Hamptons', Île-de-Ré is the place for island chic but don't forget Île d'Oléron that's also great for beaches, water sports, cycling and eating out. And then there's tiny Île d'Aix
The Top 50 attractions
There's Futuroscope of course - but also animal parks, zoos, cognac tours, historic sites, nature reserves, fascinating museums...
Great days out!
Whether you're after some time by the beach, in the lovely countryside or lively town, in the mood for animal fun or historic monuments, or perhaps walking, cycling or taking to the water - there's something for everyone.
Food & drink
Take a cognac tour, visit a domaine and try a pineau tasting. Then tuck into the freshest seafood, delicious Île-de-Ré potatoes, goats cheese & the black chicken of Barbezieux...
Beautiful scenery, wonderful courses and plenty to eat and drink – yes, Poitou-Charentes really is a perfect destination for weekend golf breaks and golfing holidays. For a start there are just so many courses to choose from...