Where to stay around Poitou-Charentes?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,964 holiday lettings near Poitou-Charentes. From 4,414 Houses to 1,812 Studios, 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: 119,391 holiday homes
  • Dordogne: 4,331 holiday homes
  • La Rochelle: 2,180 holiday homes
  • Vendée: 4,445 holiday homes
  • Île de Ré: 2,720 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:

  • La Rochelle: 2,180 holiday lettings
  • Limoges: 86 holiday lettings
  • Royan: 1,628 holiday lettings
  • Saumur: 317 holiday lettings
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: 965 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): 3,648 self catering accommodations
  • Bellegarde Airport (LIG): 173 self catering accommodations
  • Saintes (XST): 865 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 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saint-Emilion Bell Tower: 733 holiday rentals
  • Royan Beach: 2,277 holiday rentals
  • Museum of the Northern Medoc Fortress: 2,092 holiday rentals
  • Collegiate Church of Saint-Emillion: 721 holiday rentals
  • Ile de Re Bridge: 3,703 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.

Activities and attractions in and around Poitou-Charentes

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Poitou-Charentes 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:

  • L'Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Valley of the Monkeys (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
  • Niort Golf Club (20 mi / 32.2 km)

Exploring the natural features in Poitou-Charentes

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Poitou-Charentes is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Aire de Rejallant (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • The gardens of Argentor (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)