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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.

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                                                                                                  Lovely gite and owners, lovely part of France, we would be very happy to return in the future.
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

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                                                                                                  Beautiful house. fully equipped with everything necessary. Around the incredible nature. So I would like to come to the house in the spring - linden blossom in the garden, fragrance turn the head! Thank you for our vacation with no worries!
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

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                                                                                                  The Maison du Fleuve is the perfect retreat You forget all your worries and put up your feet Sat round the pool where you can gaze upon The ancient town walls of Aubettere Sur Dronne. The house is a good size with plenty of charm Instilling in oneself a good sense of calm Two kitchens are handy, one up and one down The veranda with games room the jewel in its crown Each night we sat out to chat and play games The pizza ovens great but ours went up in flames Heed our advice and don't use too much wood 'Cos when there's no burnt bits the Pizza tastes good! La Taverne is close by, the service is great No complaints here for the food that we ate. The kayaks were fun but the course is a test Even Ray Mears would've struggled at best Overall everyone had a great stay The greatest of times in every way So thank you to Roland, and Janie and Sue Hopefully one day we'll rebook with you.
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016