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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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                                                                                        A peaceful and tranquil property

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                                                                                        Booking was very easy. The owners were very helpful. The property is small but was perfect for us. It was clean and nicely furnished and we enjoyed many relaxing meals out in the garden. It was a real bonus to have so much within walking distance; the beach, the town and harbour area are all within easy walking distance. When we did take to the car the resorts of St Georges and Royan are a short distance away as is the pretty village of Talmont. We would certainly visit again.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                        Lovely property in a peaceful setting

                                                                                        5 of 5
                                                                                        Fabulous properties in a rural location, but within walking distance to the local village with shops & restaurants. We spent week 1 in Wisteria & week 2 in Rose. Both were lovely properties and very well equipped. The pool was excellent and our toddler enjoyed all the children's toys that were provided for use & loved the play barn. A truly relaxing holiday for all. Highly recommended & hope to return soon.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                        Beautiful French farmhouse that feels like home from home.

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                                                                                        A lovely traditional French house, very comfortable, loads of room, surrounded by a pretty garden with a SUPER heated pool. We loved the peace and quiet and the beautiful countryside. The garden has lots of seating which means you can sit in shade or sun any time of the day, when it was hot the dense cool shade of the chestnut tree was most welcome. Penny and Tony have provided everything you can possibly need, from kitchen utensils and equipment (never had an ice cream maker in a holiday home before!) to lots of swimming stuff like noodles and balls. We particularly enjoyed the table tennis table under the shade, but didn't get round to croquet. It's obvious that this is really their holiday HOME. The Charente is a lovely area, Saintes is a beautiful town and of course Cognac is nearby. We enjoyed one of the free concerts at the Blues Passion festival in the beautiful gardens, great entertainment. A super fortnight.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Jul 2016