Find the best place to stay — Charente-Maritime

Where to stay around Charente-Maritime?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,875 holiday lettings near Charente-Maritime. From 3,104 houses to 1,307 apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Charente-Maritime area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Charente-Maritime?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Charente-Maritime. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • La Rochelle: 2,136 holiday homes
  • Île de Ré: 2,848 holiday homes
  • Royan: 1,764 holiday homes
  • Rochefort: 458 holiday homes
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré: 1,919 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Charente-Maritime! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Charente-Maritime?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Charente-Maritime with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • La Rochelle: 2,136 holiday lettings
  • Royan: 1,764 holiday lettings
  • Rochefort: 458 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré: 1,919 holiday lettings
  • Saintes: 215 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Charente-Maritime?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Charente-Maritime are:

  • La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport (LRH): 3,778 self catering accommodations
  • Saintes (XST): 891 self catering accommodations
  • St Agnant Airport (RCO): 2,852 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Charente-Maritime?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Charente-Maritime. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Royan Beach: 2,481 holiday rentals
  • Museum of Saint Jean d'Angely: 401 holiday rentals
  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne Beach: 2,516 holiday rentals
  • La Flotte Harbor: 3,844 holiday rentals
  • L'Espace Encan de La Rochelle: 3,763 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charente-Maritime listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Charente Maritime, France your home away from home

Charente Maritime, the coastal region of Poitou Charentes, France, has 300 miles of beaches. As you would expect from this region of France, the seafood is sensational, especially the locally harvested oyster beds, and is best washed down with a selection from the cellars of the local vineyards. A Charente Maritime property or some of the gites in Charente Maritime on offer here provide a perfect base for not only discovering the coast and beaches, but for cycle tours walks in the region.

Things to do in Charente Maritime, France

The beaches make taking a holiday rental in Charente Maritime worth it by themselves. However, they are only a tiny fraction of the activities on offer here. If you take to the water, the sailing is exceptional, and there is equipment available for all levels of expertise. You can sail to discover some of the islands just off the coast, including Ile de Re or Ile d'Aix. There are many international sailing events here, including the Whitbread Trophy which is contested in the blue seas of Charente Maritime. The waters are also perfect for fishing, with sea-bass, sea bream and meagre all available.

Inland, anglers have a wealth of choice. The Charente, Boutonne and Dronne rivers are all available for angling. Following the rivers inland, you discover some areas of incredible natural beauty. There are national parks including Port des Salines and Cabane de moins encapsulating salt marshes and lagoons. This is an important area for migratory birds coming from America, so bird watching is also popular.

Charente Maritime is an established centre for Romanesque art, and information is available at the heritage centre in Lozay.

Places to visit on Holiday in Charente Maritime, France

La Rochelle is a town devoted to the sea. Due to the port, La Rochelle grew into a major town on the French coast, and now has moorings for 3,600 yachts. The town itself is perfect for a leisurely shopping trip for antiques or fashion, and the Saturday market around the historic market place is bustling. La Rochelle also has two main beaches to enjoy during the summer, the Chatelaillon-Plage and St Georges de Didonne, and there is a children’s surf club at Pontaillac.

The town of Rochefort is a charming town renowned for its thalassotherapy centres, and with the café des Longitudes offering home made ice-cream and some of the best fish on this side of the French coast, Rochefort is perfect for a weekend break to fully relax.

Weather in Charente Maritime

Charente Maritime’s climate is affected by the Gulf Stream, meaning that it is much warmer than many places of the same latitude. It enjoys long summers and mild winters, and therefore, Charente Maritime properties can be used to explore the region all year round.

Travel to Charente Maritime

Charente Maritime is only 90 minutes by air from London, and the introduction of regular cheap flights to La Rochelle (LRH) has meant that the area has become much more open to tourism. Ryanair often provide cheap flights direct to La Rochelle from Stansted.

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.

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)