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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (16 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Multiple rentals House #8054741
    16
    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (9 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      House #6014487
      9
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (14 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Multiple rentals House #8054741
        14
        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 6 BR
          • 6 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 14
          House #4209288
          1
          Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (11 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 9
            Villa #1220542a
            11
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (12 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #14880
              12
              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (20 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                Villa #490518
                20
                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #1638347
                  8
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #53802
                    37
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (9 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #1772498
                      9
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (4 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #72090
                        4
                          • 8 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 14
                          House #8007703
                          2
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Apartment #6618285
                            7
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (8 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #8148343
                              8
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (14 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                House #91552
                                14
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  Farmhouse #1994823
                                  1
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 9
                                    House #8055046
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (4 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #8009604
                                      4
                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #8020659
                                        1
                                          • 6 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 14
                                          House #8064811
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            House #8142334
                                            4
                                              avg/night
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #6568854
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (12 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Barn #70022
                                                12
                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Villa #8131316
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #4227880
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #19123
                                                      11
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Farmhouse #8011645
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #8021314
                                                          10
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Multiple rentals House #8028709
                                                            6
                                                              Very Good! 4/5
                                                              (3 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Bungalow #455740
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (4 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Cottage #1339636
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  House #1734255
                                                                  1
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #6505701
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1193215a
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Multiple rentals House #8025525
                                                                        6
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                          Villa #8066667
                                                                          5
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #6654633
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #1220563a
                                                                              1
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #6477447
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  House #6698839
                                                                                  13
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Multiple rentals House #8025525
                                                                                    3
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (4 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      House #727302
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Multiple rentals House #8028709
                                                                                        9
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          House #6186481
                                                                                          21
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #408080
                                                                                            14
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Multiple rentals House #455740
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                House #8128150
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #6698190
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #6067045
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #1193215a
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Home from home - wish we could have stayed longer

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our group of retired teachers booked 2 of the gites at Font Remy - for a week away. What beautiful properties. Jasmine was really like a home from home and we were very comfortable. There was everything we needed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely property in gorgeous riverside village !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything we needed was to hand in this pretty well equipped house .... All bedrooms were a good size and all on same floor with views over attractive gardens and the village !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017