Found on central France’s western coast, Poitou-Charentes is best known for its stunning beaches and for the picturesque seaside towns of La Rochelle and Ile de Re, though the bulk of the region lies inland where there are other treats to be discovered. Also known as “cognac country”, the town which the famous French drink is named after offers tours of many cognac houses or spend some time wandering the vineyards of both Charente and Charente-Maritime. With warm summers it’s not difficult to see why renting holiday apartments in Poitou-Charentes is becoming very popular.
Holiday in Poitou-Charentes
The region’s capital city, Poitiers is one of France’s most picturesque cities, famous for its Romanesque architecture and its maze of pedestrian only streets which make up the old town. Found just a few miles from the centre of Poitiers is Futuroscope, one of France’s largest and most popular theme parks where the activities are based on future technology and vision. To the north of Poitou-Charentes is a huge wetlands conservation project loved by both French and visiting families for a day trip. The National Park of Marais Poitevin is known as the “green Venice” and can be enjoyed in your own canoe or in a guided boat tour. La Rochelle is certainly worth visiting or staying close to as this medieval fishing town combines its historical heritage with modern day activities like the large Aquarium which can be found there and a bike scheme giving visitors access to miles of cycle tracks along the Atlantic coastline it. Not far away is the island, Ile de Re, which can be reached by toll bridge. On this island are a number of small villages, many of which are regularly named France’s most beautiful. Man cannot live on cognac alone so make sure you also try the other local drink, pineau, a sweet sherry like fortified wine. Popular Poitou-Charentes cuisine includes Atlantic caught oysters and seafood dishes like moules de bouchot.
Renting holiday accommodation in Poitou-Charentes
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