Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac is a small community of great charm and character in the Charente-Maritime department of southwest France. Enjoying a beautiful climate, this historic region is known for its agriculture and beaches. Several important rivers flow to the coast in this region. Tourism, manufacturing and maritime industry are important in the area and it is an important producer of cognac and pineau, a french aperitif.
Holiday villas in Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac are popular in the summer with families who flock to this beautiful coast in the summer. The sandy beaches at Soulac-sur-Mer and the promenade provide for walking and jogging, swimming and watersports for all ages. The seafood is very tasty and popular, particularly the oysters which are cultivated here and shipped all over Europe. The area also produces a huge amount of wine each year. The area around Blaye is noted for its red wine which can be sampled at the Maison du Vin on the Cours Vauban or to the Cellier des Vignerons in the Citadel. Each spring, the Printemps des Vins wine tasting and sale is held inside the Citadel of Blaye. This is also a great place to find the local market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
La Rochelle is a seat of major French industry and factories, producing many cars as well as the TGV trains. Tourists love its picturesque medieval harbour and the old city walls surrounding this lovely port town which is about 127 km north of Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac holiday rentals. Talmont-sur-Gironde is another charming old town, known as the “Village of stone and water” just 30 km away. Other attractive towns within 30 minutes drive of your holiday rental are Paullac, Blaye and Jonzac. Blaye is best known for its ancient citadel and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also has a long military history.
Holiday rental homes in Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac have dry sunny summers with average temperatures reaching 26°C (79°F) in July and August. During the summer the area has an average 8 hours of sunshine per day which drops to 6 hours in November and April. Winters are mild with daytime highs averaging 10°C (50°F) in January and the area has less than 900mm of precipitation per year.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Saint-Sorlin-de-Conac is Bordeaux-Merignac (BOD) Airport which is about 61 km drive away. There are many budget airlines including Flybe and easyJet serving this airport, offering cheap flights daily. Alternatively, cross from Portsmouth to Caen, or take the ferry to Santander and make the five hour drive from this Spanish port. Unfortunately there are no longer ferries from the UK to Bordeaux.