Find the best place to stay — Poitou-Charentes

Where to stay around Poitou-Charentes?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,090 holiday lettings near Poitou-Charentes. From 5,056 houses to 1,852 apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Poitou-Charentes area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Poitou-Charentes?

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

  • Southern France: 126,284 holiday homes
  • Périgord: 4,663 holiday homes
  • Vendée: 5,753 holiday homes
  • Île de Ré: 3,275 holiday homes
  • Aquitaine: 27,396 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Poitou-Charentes! 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 Poitou-Charentes?

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

  • Limoges: 106 holiday lettings
  • Royan: 1,896 holiday lettings
  • Saumur: 330 holiday lettings
  • Cognac: 177 holiday lettings
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: 1,326 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 Poitou-Charentes?

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 Poitou-Charentes are:

  • La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport (LRH): 4,335 self catering accommodations
  • Bellegarde Airport (LIG): 173 self catering accommodations
  • Saintes (XST): 870 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 Poitou-Charentes?

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

  • Saint-Emilion Bell Tower: 778 holiday rentals
  • Royan Beach: 2,627 holiday rentals
  • Museum of the Northern Medoc Fortress: 2,450 holiday rentals
  • Collegiate Church of Saint-Emillion: 776 holiday rentals
  • Ile de Re Bridge: 4,437 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Poitou-Charentes 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 Poitou Charentes France your home away from home

The Poitou-Charentes is on France's Atlantic coast, and is the sunniest place on the western coast of France. It also boasts a 300 mile long stretch of fine, sandy beaches, so is a favourite in the summer months. Inland though, the serenity of the wooded valleys, canals and Cognac vineyards are hard to resist.

Things to do in Poitou-Charentes, France

If you manage to tear yourself away from the beaches, sea and the restaurants of the coast, many of the regions famous Cognac producers open up for free tours to see how Cognac is still made to traditional recipes. Poitou-Charentes is a very flat picturesque region, meaning that it is hugely popular for cycling and touring. Bike hire is available from most towns, and a self-catering villa or holiday rental in Poitou-Charentes provides the ideal base for cycling, giving the flexibility and space required to have a cycling holiday. The futuristic theme park Futuroscope attracts visitors from across Europe.

Places to holiday in Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes, France is split into four departments, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sevres and Vienne.

Charente, has a very rural feel, and is the main Cognac producing region. It benefits from rolling hills, and the north of the area gets mountainous and is covered in deep forests, attracting walkers and mountain bikers of all abilities. Angouleme is the regions capital, a fortified town where you can still walk round the ramparts, although this is not advised in September, when the town is filled with the deep roar of the annual vintage car race.

Charente-Maritime is the coastal region of Poitou-Charentes, offering 300 miles of beaches. A villa or rental accommodation here acts as a great base to explore the islands of Re and Ile d'Arix.

Deux-Sevres is the fertile, arable farming centre of the department, littered with traditional market towns offering the finest produce and craftsmanship to be found. Connoisseurs of fine food should certainly not miss the restaurants of Niort and Parthenay. There is also a fascinating marshland national park at Marais Poiteuin.

Finally, Vienne is renowned for vibrant shopping and architectural masterpieces especially the Romanesque churches in Poitiers, the regions capital. Also, for a family holiday to Poitou-Charentes, the theme park Futurescope is certain to entertain.

Weather in Poitou-Charentes

The sunniest region of the west coast of France, Poitou-Charentes receives 2,000 hours of sun per year, with warm summers with temperatures around 27°C. Winters however are cold and wet, although this does little to discourage the use of holiday villas in the region.

Travel to Poitou-Charentes

Cheap flights from the UK land daily in La Rochelle (LRH), Nantes (NTE) and Poitiers (PIS) airports.

Attractions in and around Poitou-Charentes

First time in Poitou-Charentes and looking for places to see? Local attractions include Futuroscope, L'Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou and Valley of the Monkeys. Don't miss landmarks such as Arch of Germanicus and Saintes Amphitheatre, and unique cultural highlights such as Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Royan Beach and Saint-Georges-de-Didonne Beach or experience the natural beauty of Les Bois de Saint-Pierre and Francois Ier Park. If you have extra time, you might want to explore the campuses of University of Poitiers and University of La Rochelle. Fun activities in the city include Hermione, Vieux Port and Port des Minimes. Other popular places to visit in town include Saint-Eutrope Church, La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and Tour St. Nicolas.