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Make a holiday rental villa or property in Saintes, France your home away from home

Saintes, France, is a magnificently grand town which stands proudly on the banks of the Charente River in the Charente-Maritime department of western France. Founded in around 20BC, and still showing some of its finest Roman monuments, which have been unbelievably well preserved, Saintes has a great amount to offer visitors.

Things to do in Saintes, France

Touring the streets of Saintes is like visiting a huge, open-air museum. There are some magnificent sights to be seen throughout the town from the vast triumphal Arch of Germanicus which stands on the river bank to the Church of Saint-Eutrope. The remnants of the Roman amphitheatre, aqueduct and town ramparts are also well worth visiting from a Saintes property rental. There is plenty of tourist information available to inform you on both the remarkable churches and historical monuments which adorn Saintes, available at the Musee Archeologique, Musee du Presidial and Musee de l’Echevinage.

Lovers of classical music will be thrilled by the Festival de Saintes held in July. A holiday rental property in Saintes in perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the week long program of performances, concerts and orchestral performances which occur in the many churches throughout the town. Young musicians come from all over the world to perform in the Festival de Saintes, and holiday accommodation does become scarce, so book your property in Saintes early for a July visit.

The Charente River which flows slowly through Saintes provides endless entertainment throughout the summer months. Pottering about in the river, whether in a canoe, boat or sitting on the banks with a fishing rod, is a wonderful way to see both the French countryside and the town from a new perspective, one which really endears many of those staying in a Saintes property, convincing them to return year after year.

Places to holiday in Saintes, France

Across the department you will find the charming town of Saint-Jean-d’Angely. Saint-Jean-d’Angely is the cultural heart of the Charente-Maritime department, and it is here that you will find the European Cultural Centre, which offers a fascinating day trip from a self catering Saintes property. If you decide to visit on a Saturday or Wednesday, there are lively markets and many atmospheric cafes from which to watch the world drift by.

Weather in Saintes, France

Throughout the year, Saintes is blessed with a wonderfully mild climate. In summer, temperatures reach the high 20’s on the vast majority of days, but never becomes scorching hot. On the rare occasion that temperatures do soar, the beaches of the Charente-Maritime coastline are not far away. In winter, temperatures remain around 5?C.

Travel to Saintes, France

A property in Saintes is easily accessible from the UK. La Rochelle Airport (LRH) is located within 50km of any of the holiday rental properties in Saintes, and there are frequent flights to La Rochelle from the UK, provided by both Flybe and Ryanair.

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                                                                                                      Amazing!!

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                                                                                                      Absolutely fantasic holiday!! The villa is so so much better that what you could imagine from the pictures provided. My husband and I walked around the house for about an hour in amazement. Everything you could think of is provided and more.. weather was fantastic, pool was fantastic, the kids loved it so much. Villa was clean and fresh. Lovely and modern without loosing the character of the house. Fantastic communication from the owners. The area is rural but nothing was too far away! Exactly what we needed, a home from home with a private pool, beautiful weather, beautiful surroundings and so peaceful. Enough to shut the world away and relax and enjoy.. (that was our choice). Highly recommend to all!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Great family holiday

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                                                                                                      We stayed in Imagine with our two children in July/August. The house is in a quiet residential area, very clean and well equipped with a lovely big garden. Having English TV and wi-if made it a real home from home. Meschers is a lovely town, easy to walk into the centre and to the Super-U. The port is a bit further away and has lots of restaurants to choose from. A 10 minute drive takes you to Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, a bigger town with a large beach and promenade and a little bit further up the coast is Royan which is more lively. The beaches in this area are great, one for every day of the week! Fine sand and very safe for swimming. All in all we had a great holiday at Imagine and loved this area of France, we will definitely be returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Just lovely

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                                                                                                      The villa was everything we had hoped it would be: stylish, clean, and comfortable. And the courtyard complemented the house perfectly - the stone walls, decking, and rattan furniture make for a great combination especially when set beneath a neat blue sky reflected in the cool blue pool. The countryside immediately surrounding the villa was beyond expectation too: sunflower fields, vineyards, and corn fields. It made for a wonderful bicycle ride to the local bakers to collect the morning pastries while others were still waking up - the availability of the bikes helped immensely in this regard! Hands down the best holiday home we have rented since we began doing so some eight or more years ago. We would happily book again. Thanks Rebecca. Thanks Adrian - from Tim, Funda, & Nurten.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016