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La Rochelle harbour
La Rochelle harbour
The historic port town of La Rochelle
La Rochelle harbour
Sandy beaches on France's Atlantic coast
Sandy beaches on France's Atlantic coast
Hit the beach! There are more than 100 to choose from
Sandy beaches on France's Atlantic coast
Futuroscope leisure park
Futuroscope leisure park
Futuroscope: the amazing theme park with 4D thrills, 3D films and more...
Futuroscope leisure park
Bridge to the lovely Ile de Ré
Bridge to the lovely Ile de Ré
Sunset over the bridge to the lovely island of Ile de Ré
Bridge to the lovely Ile de Ré
Marais Poitevin - the Green Venice
Marais Poitevin - the Green Venice
Marais Poitevin - our 'Green Venice'
Marais Poitevin - the Green Venice
Wonderful accommodation in Poitou-Charentes
Wonderful accommodation in Poitou-Charentes
Relax at the luxurious Le Clos Saint Martin hotel with its Clarins spa
Wonderful accommodation in Poitou-Charentes
The stunning chateau of Roche Courbon in the Charente-Maritime
The stunning chateau of Roche Courbon in the Charente-Maritime
The elegant Château de la Roche Courbon
The stunning chateau of Roche Courbon in the Charente-Maritime
Beautiful countryside along France's Atlantic coastal region
Beautiful countryside along France's Atlantic coastal region
Golden sunflowers in the beautiful countryside

Sandy beaches on France's Atlantic coast

Poitou-Charentes…welcome to our region

Sandy beaches, historic towns, pretty villages, golden sunflower fields and elegant châteaux… But the Poitou-Charentes is not just beautiful, it’s also full of things to see and do – cycling, riding, water sports, fishing, festivals, markets, fun parks and animal parks and more…

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Sandy beaches Charente-MaritimeBeautiful beaches

Soft sandy beaches fringed by pine trees or beside buzzy cafes and shops; crashing waves for surfing or gently lapping for children to paddle in…the Poitou-Charentes has more than 100 beautiful beaches to choose from… Read more...

La Rochelle's lovely old port

La Rochelle…

… discover this beautiful and atmospheric port town but also the fascinating coastal towns of  Rochefort & Royan. Inland visit Poitiers, Cognac & Angoulême. Plus seven official Most Beautiful Villages. Read more...

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

Called Green Venice, this beautiful area of waterways, man-made canals, meadows and fens teems with wildlife. Perfect for a relaxing holiday, weekend or even just day out. Hire a boat to make the most of it!Read more...

Ile de Ré holiday island

Island idyll: Ile-de-Ré

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.

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Monkey Park near Poitiers

The Top 50 attractions

There’s Futuroscope of course – but also world-leading animal parks and zoos, a fun water park,  cognac tours, historic sites, nature reserves,  museums…

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family fun rounded Poitou-Charentes

Family friendly

The Poitou-Charentes is perfect for family holidays – child-friendly beaches with supervised games, animal parks of sharks, birds, monkeys and tigers, great theme parks, tree-top walks, safe paths for cycling and riding, miniature boats to sail,  a train that runs on chip fat oil and more…

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Gabarre boat on the River Charente

Great days out!

We’ve got 26 great ideas for you – complete with itineraries!  Whether you’re after some time by the beach, in the lovely countryside or lively town, in the mood for animal fun or taking in some history, or perhaps walking, cycling or taking to the water – there’s something for everyone.
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Food and drink, cognac

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…
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Golf on France's Atlantic coast

Golf courses

Beautiful scenery, wonderful courses and plenty to eat and drink – yes, Poitou-Charentes really is a perfect destination for golfing holidays. There are just so many courses to choose from..

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