Charente, France

Charente, France

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What are the most popular destinations to visit in Charente?

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

  • Cognac: 177 holiday homes
  • Aubeterre-sur-Dronne: 307 holiday homes
  • Angoulême: 87 holiday homes
  • Ruffec: 135 holiday homes
  • Confolens: 55 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Charente! 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?

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

  • Cognac: 177 holiday lettings
  • Aubeterre-sur-Dronne: 307 holiday lettings
  • Angoulême: 87 holiday lettings
  • Ruffec: 135 holiday lettings
  • Confolens: 55 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?

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 are:

  • Brie Champniers Airport (ANG): 269 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaubernard Airport (CNG): 403 self catering accommodations
  • Bellegarde Airport (LIG): 177 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?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Charente. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • FRAC Poitou-Charentes: 257 holiday rentals
  • Cognac Golf: 357 holiday rentals
  • Eglise Monolithe: 578 holiday rentals
  • Hirondelle Golf: 273 holiday rentals
  • Barbezieux Castle: 370 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charente 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.

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

Charente, a landlocked department in western France, is at the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, surrounded by Vienne, Dordogne, Gironde and Deux-Sevres. It is a peaceful, rural area with sweeping vineyards and graceful chateaux.

Things to do in Charente, France

Activities available from a Charente gite are mostly outdoor orientated. There are four magnificent golf courses in the region, ranging from the vineyard bordered golf course in Cognac to the hilly course of Angouleme.

The countryside also creates the perfect place for walking and rambling through the thick forests, open rolling hills, limestone cliffs and waterways. These can be explored not only on foot, but also on horseback, bicycle and canoe. There is no better way to refresh after a tough days exploration than going for a quick dip in the Charente River or one of the numerous lakes, upon which rowing, windsurfing, fishing and swimming flourish.

The rivers and lakes of Charente are fishing havens. Carp, bream, trout, perch, gudgeon, catfish and roach, to name but a few, can be caught in Charente, and cooked using traditional techniques in a self catering Charente gite or holiday house.

On a cultural level, there are numerous castles, chateau, abbeys and museums which adorn the countryside, giving an unparalleled understanding of the region to visitors staying in Charente accommodation.

Places to holiday in Charente, France

Angouleme is a glorious medieval town, overflowing with art and history. Animation has taken a grip on the artistic heritage of Angouleme, bringing its art right into the 20th Century, where various artists have left their heroes ornamented on the walls.

Cognac is a medieval town on the banks of the Charente River, where the famous brandy originated. It is a beautiful place to visit, with tiny winding streets emerging into old cognac warehouses and cork manufactures, where tours of the cognac production line are common.

Weather in Charente, France

Temperatures in Charente are delightfully mild all year round. While temperatures in the depths of winter remain above 5°C, summer temperatures average around a very pleasant 23°C.

Flights to Charente, France

Within an hour and a half of any of the holiday cottages or rental property in Charente are the airports of Bergerac (EGC), Poitiers and Bordeaux (BOD), which are all serviced by a range of ‘no frills’ airlines from across Britain.

Attractions in and around Charente

Looking for places to see while you're in Charente? Local attractions include Nautilis and Safari Parc of Haute-Saintonge. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Chaigne Gardens, Francois Ier Park and Cognac Public Garden. Fun activities in the city include Hirondelle Golf, Golf International de la Preze and Courvoisier. You might enjoy a visit to Cognac Golf, Camus or Cognac Meukow during your stay. Also while in town, you can visit Remy Martin, Martell or Hennessy Cognac Company.