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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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  • La Touche, Poitou-Charentes
    La Touche, Poitou-Charentes×

    La Touche

    La Touche, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: W14633
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This lovely detached house has been completely renovated to a good standard by its owners, and features original oak...

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    Pets go free
  • Saint-Loup-Lamairé, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Loup-Lamairé, Poitou-Charentes×

    Saint-Loup-Lamairé

    Saint-Loup-Lamairé, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FJD027
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    This 200-year-old detached holiday cottage sits in a very peaceful location overlooking the River Thouet. The...

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  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Poitou-Charentes
    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

    Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FCH186
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio

    This lovely, first and second floor, 3 bedroom apartment is situated 300m from the centre of the pretty little resort...

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  • Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Les Grenettes

    Ile-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F17299
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Just 400 metres from sandy beaches on the south side of this lovely island. Les Grenettes is a modern holiday...

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  • Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Chez Françoise

    Royan, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F17364
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This three bedroom apartment lies just 150 metres from the largest sandy beach in Royan, one of...

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  • Curçay-sur-Dive, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes
    Curçay-sur-Dive, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Petit Moulin

    Curçay-sur-Dive, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F86128
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Only a short drive to Saumur and Chinon and their famous vineyards, the setting of this semi-detached holiday property...

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  • La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Logis de la Treille - Otter

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F17349
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Logis de la Treille is set in a lovely position, on the border of Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Dordogne. It shares...

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  • La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
    La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Genet

    La Bossière-en-Gâtine, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: FA274
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set on the edge of a tiny rural hamlet, this delightful, comfortably furnished, old stone farmhouse offers peace and...

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  • La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Logis de la Treille - Kingfisher

    La Barde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F17348
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Logis de la Treille is set in a lovely position, on the border of Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Dordogne. It shares...

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  • Rioux, near Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes
    Rioux, near Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes×

    Chez Chabot

    Rioux, near Saintes, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F17355
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This three-bedroom, traditional Charente house has been transformed by the owner into a spacious and bright...

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  • St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
    St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes×

    The Farm on the Lake

    St. Aubin-du-Plain, Deux Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F79142
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    The Lake House is a delightful character stone farmhouse, a former 16th-century baronial hunting lodge, set in...

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  • Le Puy, near Gurat, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
    Le Puy, near Gurat, Charente, Poitou-Charentes×

    Le Manoir du Puy

    Le Puy, near Gurat, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

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    Ref: F16234
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This lovely, detached, manor house is set in the quiet hamlet of Le Puy which is close to the village of Gurat, on...

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