Destination guide

The relaxing area of Poitou-Charentes awaits your stay

Learn about the unique charm of Poitou-Charentes with a stay in a holiday home rental. This relaxing city is known for its seafood restaurants, sightseeing and cycling. Local cultural sights include Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Poitou-Charentes

The nearest airport is in Poitiers (PIS-Biard), located 34.7 mi (55.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into La Rochelle (LRH-La Rochelle - Ile de Re), which is 53.3 mi (85.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Saint-Saviol Station, Sainte-Eanne La Mothe-St-Heray Station and Blanzay Epanvilliers Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Poitou-Charentes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,856 holiday lettings around Poitou-Charentes. From 934 cottages to 578 villas, 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 Poitou-Charentes?

Rising in the morning to ocean views and the roar of waves rolling into the shore. This is the stuff holiday fantasies are made of! There are 3,716 beachside rental homes to pick from. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 3,064 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 2,816 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 2,771 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Poitou-Charentes?

You can forget about uninspiring hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals have an unique, personal touch — and all the space you could ask for! There are 4,759 houses available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £8 a night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Apartment: 1,715 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Cottage: 915 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Villa: 554 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay in Poitou-Charentes in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than exploring somewhere entirely new with close friends and family. The best news is HomeAway has options to suit big groups. At the moment, house holiday rentals are the latest thing for big groups of visitors here, and we have 1,282 featured on our database. The holiday rentals that can cater to large numbers in this area include:

  • Looking for properties that can fit 6 guests? We have 2,317 that will fit the bill. The prices start from £22 per night.
  • After a place for 8 guests? We have 1,141 that will suit. You can get one for as little as £29 a night.
  • Hunting down places for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be happy to learn we have 836 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just £17 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring along your mom, your grandma and all your pals to Poitou-Charentes.

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