Holiday home in Poitou-Charentes
Since the regional reclassification of France, Poitou-Charentes belongs to the new Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Fortunately, nothing has changed in the beautiful area and in all the holiday homes that can be found there. The region, located on the west coast of France, is known for its cognac. Would you like to enjoy the ocean during your holiday, but also discover the inland? Then the Poitou-Charentes is the perfect holiday destination for you!
Discover the versatility of Poitou-Charentes
Located in the southwest of France, Poitou-Charentes is now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine, together with the Limousin and the Aquitaine. The capital in Poitiers, one of the oldest cities in France. Do you want to know what you can visit during your stay in the sunniest region of the Atlantic coast? We have listed a number of sights and beautiful places for you.
Nature in Poitou-Charentes
A special area in this region is the Marais Poitevin Natural Park. Also called the green Venice, because the flora and fauna can be discovered by boat. A real attraction this swamp area, especially in the summer months. The real nature lovers will certainly get their money's worth here. As there are dense forests in the east, you will find many species of birds towards the coast. On the island of Ile de Ré you will find the nature reserve Lilleau des Niges. You can get to many beautiful places by car, but by bike or on foot you can discover all the beautiful landscapes!
For the real sportsman
In the Poitou-Charentes region there are many possibilities to be active and sportive during your holiday. You can play on the various golf courses in Royan, Forges or La Rochelle. On the coast you can enjoy water sports such as sailing, canoeing, surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. The beautiful nature is perfect for long walks, bike rides or even horseback riding. Besides cycling on the above mentioned islands and through the Marais Poitevin nature reserve, there are other possibilities. Enjoy nature while cycling on the Coulée Verte along the river Charente or on the marked routes through the Anglin valley. Choose a sporty or active holiday in the Poitou-Charentes and book your chalet or bungalow at Boekjebungalow.nl.
On holiday with children
The Futuroscope theme park is located near Poitiers. Plan a fun day out with the whole family and discover all about science. Are the children crazy about animals? Go monkey watching in La Vallée des Signes in Romagne. On the coast in the Charente-Maritime is the zoo Parc zoologique de la Palmyre. In La Rochelle you will get acquainted with life under water, in the Aquarium de la Rochelle.
The coast in Poitou-Charentes
With its many hours of sunshine, Poitou-Charentes is one of the warmest regions of France. The ideal holiday destination for sun, sea and beach lovers! From your rented accommodation on the coast in the Poitou-Charentes region, there are a number of places to visit.
The famous port city of La Rochelle is a popular attraction for sun lovers who are looking for peace and relaxation during their holiday. Visit the picturesque old port, stroll through the cosy markets and taste the specialities or fish dishes in one of the many good restaurants.
Off the coast of Poitou-Charentes there are a number of authentic islands. These include the islands of Ile d'Aix, Ile d'Oléron and Ile de Ré. These islands are also popular with holidaymakers because they find nature, history, culture and often beautiful weather! The last two islands are a bit flatter so easy to explore by bike.
Culture in the region
A very important cultural event is the Festival des Nuits Romanes. Every year in the summer some 170 performances are performed in various cities. This festival has a direct link with the Romanesque cultural heritage. Enjoy dance, light shows and music in the French streets. Definitely recommended if you stay in a holiday home nearby!
Poitiers is a popular city among tourists. Discover the center with narrow streets and cozy cafes, interspersed with churches and other historic buildings.
A true medieval gem in this French region is Parthenay. In this city you will find a lot of art, architecture and history. Walk through the picturesque streets, or the beautiful bridge and admire the city walls.
Part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella runs through the Poitou-Charentes. Not surprisingly there is a lot of Romanesque heritage to be found, such as the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe and the Abbey of Dames de Saintes. Throughout the region there are several forts, museums, historic towns and castles where you can discover all the culture.