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Poitou-Charentes

Popular with the discerning French, Poitou-Charentes has all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday in western France. This is an area of great variety; miles of golden sandy beaches, fields of vineyards, marshes rich in wildlife and medieval cities. We can offer self catering accommodation throughout the region; take a look at our villas in Poitou-Charentes.

Imagine vast beaches, historic castles and lighthouses, romantic islands and the freshest seafood all packed into one holiday. Then visit Poitou-Charentes. Nestled on France''s western coast and with a lovely unspoilt interior, it''s a hub for lovers of the outdoor life.

The historic medieval capital Poitiers in fact offering 2000 years of history with quaint streets, charming squares, delightful gardens and the architectural masterpiece that is Notre Dame la Grande, one of the region''s finest churches.

Make sure you visit the medieval fishing town of La Rochelle. Guarded by the picturesque Vieux Fort with its twin towers, there''s much to see and do. Step on board historic ships at the town''s maritime museum or visit one of Europe''s largest aquariums. With 160km of cycle tracks, it''s easy to take a ride to Ile de Re or ''White Island'' across the toll bridge to visit some of France''s most beautiful villages.

For wonderful beaches you''re spoilt for choice. Visit the resort of Royan with five sandy bays ranging from secluded covers to acres of golden sand. If you like to get away from it all visit the car free Aix Island, and take a horse and cart tour to visit the house where Napolean surrendered to the English. Olreon Island is also another wonderful destination with no less than 25 sandy beaches and the famous Chassiron lighthouse. The Gironde Estuary is packed with charming fishing villages.

Poitou-Charentes also has much to offer inland. Marais Poitevin is known as France''s ''green Venice''. An extensive wetland, best explored by boat or bike, you can enjoy birdwatching, nature trails or outdoor adventures. Don''t forget to sample the area''s specialities.

The area also has some great leisure facilities including France''s biggest leisure park Futuroscope near Poitiers and La Palmyre Zoo.

No holiday would be complete without great food and Poitou-Charentes has it in abundance. Famous for its seafood particularly oysters, the restaurants, cafes and markets offer some of France''s best cuisine. Start searching for holiday cottages in Poitou-Charentes for an unforgettable holiday.
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  • St-Jean-d’Angély, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    St-Jean-d’Angély, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Maison de Ville

    St-Jean-d’Angély, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH200
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This superb holiday property is situated down a quiet road, in the pretty town of...

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  • Saint-Sauvant, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Sauvant, Poitou-Charentes×

    Saint-Sauvant

    Saint-Sauvant, Poitou-Charentes

    3
    1
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    Ref: FCH193
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This one bedroom holiday house nestles in the pretty village of Saint-Sauvant, close to the owner’s home. There...

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  • Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes
    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes

    2
    1
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    Ref: W12954
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This one bedroomed, semi-detached bungalow features a lounge with views towards the river, a double bedroom, a shower...

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  • Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes
    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

    Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes

    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FCH083
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This comfortable, one bedroomed, semi-detached cottage, with the owner living next door, boasts many original...

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  • Cherves, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
    Cherves, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Maison des Treilles

    Cherves, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

    4
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    Ref: FJV025
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This lovely, semi-detached holiday home is situated in a charming, small village in the heart of the vineyards,...

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  • Traversay, nr. Chaunay, Poitou-Charentes
    Traversay, nr. Chaunay, Poitou-Charentes×

    Traversay, nr. Chaunay

    Traversay, nr. Chaunay, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W15223
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Standing in a large courtyard next to the owner’s home, this stone holiday cottage with its bright and...

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  • Nouaillé Maupertuis, Poitou-Charentes
    Nouaillé Maupertuis, Poitou-Charentes×

    Nouaillé Maupertuis

    Nouaillé Maupertuis, Poitou-Charentes

    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: W13392
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Set in the peaceful region of the Vienne, this spacious semi-detached holiday cottage is part of a farmhouse which...

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  • Palzay Naudouin, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Palzay Naudouin, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Maison Brechet

    Palzay Naudouin, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: F16207
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    At the border of Charente-Maritime and north of Charente this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in the charming...

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  • Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes
    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

    Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes

    5
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    Ref: FJC062
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio

    These beautiful holiday apartments (refs FJC061 and FJC062) are situated in the heart of the beautiful village...

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  • Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes
    Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes×

    Vaux-sur-Mer

    Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

    4
    1
    1
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    Ref: FCH194
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This bright and airy, well maintained first floor apartment is in a quiet road just 800 metres from the lovely beaches...

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  • Bethines, Poitou-Charentes
    Bethines, Poitou-Charentes×

    Bethines

    Bethines, Poitou-Charentes

    5
    3
    1
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    Ref: W14868
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the hamlet of Vrassac, within walking distance of the pretty village of Bethines, La Petite Grange is...

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  • Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes
    Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes×

    Marigny, nr. Niort

    Marigny, nr. Niort, Poitou-Charentes

    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W12539
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    These three wonderful holiday properties, completely renovated by the British owners, enjoy shared use of an...

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