Situated between Nantes to the north and Bordeaux to the south, Mornac is a lovely holiday destination on the west coast of France. Here, visitors can enjoy world-class beaches, wine, cuisine, and the best of French culture all in one area. HomeAway has an impressive collection of holiday villas in Mornac. These holiday homes range from affordable 1-3 bedroom homes, to extravagant mansions and villas. Common amenities include Internet access, water views, and close proximity to vineyards. Holiday villas in Mornac are a great choice as an alternative to the beach resorts of the South of France and Brittany.
Holiday homes in Mornac are ideally located for visitors who want to get the most out of their holiday to France. It is extremely close to the famous wine-growing region of Bordeaux, as well as beautiful seaside towns like La Rochelle, as well as a multitude of fairy tale chateaus and other sites of cultural interest.
-Maison Hennessy is one of the popular attractions in the area. This region of France may be best known for its wine, but it is also where cognac rose to prominence. Not far from Mornac holiday apartments is the town of Cognac, where the cognac brand Hennessy still operates. Visitors can tour the company’s warehouse facilities and learn how cognac is crafted before taking a boat trip across the river to visit Hennessy’s museum and boutique.
-The Musee d’Angouleme is a good place to gain a perspective on the history of this part of France. The museum, in Angouleme not far from Mornac, which is housed within a beautiful historic building, contains exhibits on the archaeological significance of the area, as well as many examples of fine art and artefacts from around the world.
-The Monolithic Church of Saint Jean of Aubeterre is an impressive church carved from a limestone cave in the 12th century, and much of it still remains intact nearly 900 years on. Visitors gain access to an interior built on an enormous scale with numerous hallways, vaulted ceilings, and curved archways.
-Chateau de la Rochefoucauld is beautiful both on the inside and out. This stunning French chateau looks like it belongs to a fairy tale princess. Complete with priceless artefacts and heirlooms, the chateau is still owned by the Duke and Duchess of Rochefoucauld. Each room in the chateau is exquisitely decorated and is a photographer’s dream.
-Vineyard Tours are an essential feature and no trip to Mornac would be complete without at least one. Bordeaux is just a little over an hour away from Mornac holiday homes, and many vineyards are even closer. Dozens of vineyards and wineries welcome visitors in this part of France, and have facilities where patrons can taste local grape varieties, wines, and more.
Mornac enjoys high temperatures above 15°C between April and October each year. Those heading to the beach will want to do so in July or August, as this is when sea temperatures are at their most pleasant. Rain is common throughout the year, with each month averaging around 15 days of precipitation per month. The winters in Mornac are chilly, but seldom dip below freezing and holiday villas in Mornac are heated for colder days and nights.
La Rochelle Airport, which services flights from London, is a 1.5 hour drive from Mornac and the closest airport in the region. Bordeaux-Merignac Airport and Nantes Atlantique Airport are 2 and 2.5 hours away from Mornac, respectively. Another option is to fly to Paris, and take the TGV directly to Mornac in just 2.5 hours.