Rich in historical heritage, the Poitou-Charentes region has remains dating from antiquity to the Middle Ages. It is surrounded by diverse landscapes, between countryside and coastline, and is facing an archipelago that attracts many travellers. Book your holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes quickly to taste delicious cognacs and walk along the oyster route.
Holidays in Poitou-Charentes: a stay between the sea and countryside
Situated on the Atlantic coast, the Poitou-Charentes region has a rich historical heritage, with remains from the Roman times, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.The region is divided into four departments: Deux-Sevres, Charente, Vienne and Charente-Maritime.
Book a holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes and tour its villages, each more authentic than the next, and its towns full of art and history. In the town of Niort, several sites are worth a visit: the Donjon museum (located in a former prison), the Coudray-Salbart castle and the Saint-Andre church. Then head to the medieval village of Parthenay to visit its Cordeliers chapel. The town of Bressuire is home to the majestic remains of the Chateau de l'Ebaupinay and the Chateau de la Pastelliere. In Thouars, city of art and history, you can visit the castle of the Dukes of La Tremoille and the Henri Barre museum.
Then discover the Charente and the beautiful town of Angouleme, with its Comic Strip Museum. As for the city of Brigueuil, it is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful walks in the middle of nature, towards the mound of Frochet or the Dolmen of Rouffignac. Then go and taste a cognac in the town of Cognac.
You must also absolutely visit Poitiers, in the Vienne department. Its Saint Peter's Cathedral, Saint John's Baptistery and Courthouse are well worth a detour! Not far away, the town of Montmorillon is home to the Gallo-Roman remains of Mazamas, while Romagna boasts the castle of Sommieres-du-Clain.
As for the Charente-Maritime, it will leave you starry-eyed with the aquarium and the port of La Rochelle, the Royal Corderie of Rochefort and the oyster-farming site of Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron.
A wide range of activities are available from your holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes
The question is not what you will be able to do during your holidays in Poitou-Charentes, but when you will come back to have time to do everything! Whether you like thrills, lazing by the ocean or historic buildings, the region is full of activities of all kinds. It also enjoys a very pleasant microclimate for those who want to tan on fine sand. Discover the Grande-Conche beach, set between limestone cliffs, the Boirie beach near Saint-Denis-d'Oleron or the Pigeonnier beach along the Cote d'Argent (silver coast).
Poitou-Charentes is also rich in several islands that dot its coastline. Visit the Ile de Re to discover its postcard landscapes, its salt marshes, its many birds and picturesque hiking trails. The Ile d'Oleron is also worth a visit: located in the Bay of Biscay, it is linked to the coast by a bridge and is home to forests, dunes, beaches and several fishing ports. Also take advantage of your holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes to visit the Chassiron Lighthouse, the island of Aix, Fort Louvois and Fort Boyard, of course.
Lastly, discover the wealth of Chatellerault with its Henri IV bridge, the Villesalem abbey next to Montmorillon, the Roman ruins of Herbord, the castle of Coudray-Salbart, the ruins of Les Bouchauds and the Oiron castle.
Before returning to your holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes, don't forget to stop off in Armagnac to taste the famous local beverage.Do you like oysters? Take a tour of the oyster farmers who will be delighted to let you taste their local produce.
In La Rochelle: your holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes
Is a holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes with swimming pool a dream for your family? The Vacanceole Group makes your dreams come true by offering you an establishment with a swimming pool in La Rochelle. Welcome to Lagord, in the residence Le Domaine du Chateau***. This establishment is located in a pleasant 12-hectare wooded park, 3 km from the centre of La Rochelle.
Depending on the number of guests, you will be accommodated in a studio or an apartment, all equipped with a terrace or a balcony. The heated outdoor swimming pool is open between April and September, and you can also enjoy the sauna, wellness area, gym and a playground for the younger guests. One thing is sure, your little ones will have great memories of your holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes and its kids’ club!
The large outdoor swimming pool is not the only asset of the residence Le Domaine du Chateau***. Entrust your children to the expert hands of our entertainers whilst you relax on the deckchairs by the pool. You can also take the opportunity to take a hike on the Ile de Re, something which you have wanted to do for so long! In the meantime, your kids will have a great time with other kids their own age. The facilitators will organise activities for them that they will not easily forget, and they will have only one idea in mind when the evening comes: to get back there as soon as possible. Are you reassured?
But a holiday with Vacanceole is also a green holiday in Poitou-Charentes. For several years now, the Group has been committed to an environmental approach. Let yourself be tempted by a responsible holiday by the sea, during which you will gradually learn many small eco-gestures to implement on a daily basis. Some of our Vacanceole residences are also Green Key or Refuge LPO labelled. It's the perfect time to start changing our lives for the good of the planet, don't you think?