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Make a holiday villa in Charras your home away from home

Belonging to the storied Poitou-Charentes region of France, Charras lies in the heart of Cognac country, and also enjoys easy access to the Atlantic coast. This picturesque part of the country has been popular with European tourists since the Belle Époque. HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday villas in Charras and the surrounding region. These homes range from modern to historic, and boast amenities like swimming pools and spacious outdoor terraces. Holiday villas in Charras are available to suit every budget, and there is also a good selection of holiday apartment available that are all well-appointed.

Things to do

Charras is little more than a small, but picturesque village but the beautiful area surrounding Charras has been witness to plenty of history over the past centuries. The landscape is filled with old farmhouses, chateaus, and even several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Closer to the Atlantic Coast, a series of lovely towns and cities eagerly await visitors, including Angouleme.

-The Charente Valley offers rural France at its finest and can be explored in a number of different ways. One popular method is by taking a river tour. The region is full of so many vineyards, cycling trails, and rural villages, that visitors will never run out of places to explore here. The valley is a convenient drive from Charras holiday homes.

-Marais Poitevin is striking marshland and is what remains of the former Gulf of Poitou. Nicknamed The Green Venice due to its series of canals, the Marais Poitevin has been declared a regional park. Popular as a rural escape for visitors in holiday villas in Charras, it is best explored through its peaceful canals on a traditional flatboat. The area is still used for raising sheep and they can easily be spotted among the deep green marsh grasses here.

-The Comic Strip Museum in Angouleme is one of the more unusual museums in the region. The museum contains 8,000 original drawings and over 100,000 comic books and magazines, which of course all ties back to Angouleme’s long history with paper manufacturing.

-La Palmyre Zoo is situated over 44 acres, carved out of forest land in the 1960s and is now home to over 1600 animals. It is a bit of a drive from Charras but well worth the effort if you’re with the kids. The zoo offers visitors an opportunity to view several species of threatened and endangered animals, such as white rhinos, orang-utans, and Indian elephants.

-Futuroscope is an imaginative theme park located just 10 km north of Poitiers, and a great family-friendly destination. Convenient for families staying in Charras holiday homes, the park consists of thrill rides, live shows, and exhibits suitable for adults and children alike. Families could easily spend a day or two at this futuristic theme park.

The Weather in Charras

Charras enjoys mild weather from March to November. Even in the summer, high temperatures rarely exceed the low 20s. The region gets a moderate amount of rains, though the summer months are typically dryer. December, January, and February are typically the three coldest months out of the year.

Getting to Charras

Between La Rochelle Airport and Bordeaux-Merignac airport, visitors to Charras holiday villas have plenty of transportation options. Both airports receive flights from London and several other major cities in Europe, and they each offer car hire services. It is also possible to take a train from Paris to Charras. The journey will take approximately 3 hours.

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    House #622911a
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      Chateau / Country House #8088129
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        Apartment #619205a
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 3 BA
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                          Villa #637145a
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                            Chateau / Country House #1730136
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                House #1238896a
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                                  Studio #1423294a
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                                                    Apartment #679470a
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                                                              Cottage #899721a
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                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                House #625548a
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  Villa #623171a
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                    Barn #8069525
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                                                                        Apartment #1379178a
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                                                                            House #1423292a
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                                                                              Cottage #65435
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                                                                                House #6739294
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                                                                                  Cottage #6505251
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                                                                                    Bungalow #8173866
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #1054293
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #8161987
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                                                                                          Barn #444651
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8165305
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                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              Cottage #1558637
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                                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                Farmhouse #8125767
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  Farmhouse #8165097
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Farmhouse #8165194
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      House #1664103
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cozy cottage - the hosts made our Mew Years visit special with a Christmas tree and decorations

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It was just what we expected
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Glorious, peaceful and welcoming

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Wow! What a wonderful place this is. Shame we couldn't have stayed longer than a week! The pictures and other reviews sold it to us and it certainly didn't disappoint. Set in amongst woodland and rolling fields with lush views, we loved the 3 outdoor seating areas and the bench down a path for watching the stunning sunsets from. The cottage is spacious, the kitchen well equipped and the decor tasteful and matching the beauty of the building. We stayed in the summer but with the log burners it would be super cosy in winter too. The hosts (and little dog) were very friendly and made us feel welcome. A tranquil rural setting but lots of places are within driving distance - bring swimming costumes for the nearby lake beach! Can't recommend highly enough, and such good value for money. We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic Property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My family and I have just spent a wonderful week at this beautiful property. It was spacious, modern and very comfortable. Philip and Maria were kind and friendly and couldn't do enough to help but without being overbearing. We took our 3 month old daughter with us and they were able to supply lots of convenient items like a travel cot and baby bath. The property is situated in a quiet hamlet and the peace and quiet was just what we needed. It is however within very close proximity to larger villages and a convenient supermarket. Finally, the stars at night should not be missed - spectacular! I would definitely recommend this property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016