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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.

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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Villa #1708778
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          House #6086224
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            Apartment #6677881
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                Apartment #1444564a
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Apartment #1379226a
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    House #1296883a
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      House #1760385
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Apartment #1186465a
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #683448a
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 1 BA
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                            House #6642619
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                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                              Apartment #1398449a
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                House #6663341
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 3 BR
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                                  House #6696426
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                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                    • 1 BA
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                                    House #1437545a
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      House #6695002
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                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 1 BA
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                                        House #1402319a
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                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          Multiple rentals House #8054741
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1095123a
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                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Multiple rentals House #8054741
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                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Multiple rentals House #1095123a
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Mobile Home #932952a
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Mobile Home #936269a
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                      House #1085871a
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                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        Apartment #900604a
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          Cottage #1781368
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                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            House #1151829a
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                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              Apartment #1349478a
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                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                Apartment #1411035a
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                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                  House #1329409a
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    House #1420123a
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                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      House #6560928
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                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Apartment #1010006a
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          House #6662276
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                                                                          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                                            House #6494931
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              House #1463941a
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals House #1085643a
                                                                                10
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  House #1381947a
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Studio #1013603a
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Multiple rentals House #2402000
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1361357a
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Villa #501
                                                                                          17
                                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #1426258a
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #682968a
                                                                                              16
                                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Mobile Home #1273995a
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1456948a
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #976146a
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      House #1329366a
                                                                                                      17
                                                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is exactly as shown on the photographs. There were 3 couples in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need and there is plenty of garden furniture and sun loungers for everyone to relax comfortably. The communication from Veronique throughout the reservation and our stay was excellent. When we had a problem with the washing machine, Veronique dealt with it immediately and a replacement machine was fitted two days later. Overall the property and communication was excellent. I hope to book again next year as the property facilities, style, space and location were perfect.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely holiday!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location and facilities.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 08, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017