Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Charente-Maritime is ready to explore

Enjoy the history and other features of Charente-Maritime. This walkable city is known for its cafes, local tours and beaches. Local cultural sights include Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Charente-Maritime

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Charente-Maritime a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Louis Rouyer-Guillet (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Hennessy Cognac Company (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Martell (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Remy Martin (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Cognac Meukow (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Camus (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Charente-Maritime

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 26°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Charente-Maritime

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Charente-Maritime. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royan Beach (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne Beach (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Begonia Conservatory (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Cognac Public Garden (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Francois Ier Park (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Planet Exotica (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Charente-Maritime

The nearest airport is in La Rochelle (LRH-La Rochelle - Ile de Re), located 36.9 mi (59.4 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Saintes Station, Taillebourg Station and Saint Savinien Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Charente-Maritime?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,675 holiday lettings around Charente-Maritime. From 418 villas to 427 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Charente-Maritime?

Rising every morning to ocean views and the rhythmic rumble of waves crashing on sandy shores. Isn't this the stuff holiday dreams are made of? There are 3,476 beachside holiday homes to select from. Alternatively, you might prefer to try another type of holiday setting. HomeAway has plenty of rental options to pick from, including:

  • 2,862 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,984 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,798 oceanfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Charente-Maritime?

If you want to live like a local and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 3,559 options available on HomeAway. Prices start at £24 per night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's taste, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Apartment: 1,442 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • Villa: 435 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • Mobile home: 389 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.

Can I stay in Charente-Maritime in a large group?

It can be hard finding time to catch up with close friends and family. A getaway is the perfect way to be reunited. If you were planning to stay under the same roof, HomeAway has places to suit. House holiday rentals are the leading option for larger sized groups, with 991 available here. Rental options around here that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 1,676 holiday rentals just right for that size. Book a night for as little as £25.
  • After a place for 8 guests? We have 816 that will suit. Prices begin at just £30 per night.
  • Searching for rental properties suitable for 5 people? You'll be pleased to learn we have 577 that'll be perfect. You can book one for as little as £33 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your uncle, your sister and all your friends to Charente-Maritime.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Charente-Maritime?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Create new memories with those you hold dearest and organise a cost-conscious holiday with HomeAway. Rochefort is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 513 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £81 a night, it's not hard to see why. Another 315 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Champagne. With an average price of £83 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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