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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Saintes area also enquired about cottages in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area, cottages in Royan area and holiday homes in Jonzac area

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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    Multiple rentals Cottage #53802
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Multiple rentals House #8054741
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        Multiple rentals House #8054741
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Villa #1220542a
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 4 BR
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            Multiple rentals House #8025525
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              Multiple rentals House #8025525
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                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                House #8085605
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                  Multiple rentals House #8028709
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                    Multiple rentals House #8028709
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                      Multiple rentals House #8028709
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                        Multiple rentals House #8028709
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                          House #6186481
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                            Multiple rentals Villa #1193215a
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                              Multiple rentals Villa #1193215a
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                Cottage #1772498
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                                  Villa #1872110
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    House #8148343
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      House #6014487
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                                        • 3 BR
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                                        Villa #8131316
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                                          • 2 BR
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                                          Cottage #6477447
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                                            • 8 BR
                                            • 5 BA
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                                            • Sleeps 14
                                            House #8007703
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                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              • 3 BA
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                                              Villa #490518
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                                                • 3 BR
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                                                Cottage #1339636
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                                                  House #4209288
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    House #1638347
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                      House #91552
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                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #6568854
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                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Multiple rentals Bungalow #455740
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                                                            House #6654633
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                                                              House #1734255
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                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                Apartment #6618285
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                                                                  House #6505252
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                                                                    Cottage #8020659
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                                                                      Apartment #8159325
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                                                                        Farmhouse #1994823
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                                                                          Mobile Home #6735826
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                                                                            Apartment #6773257
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              House #6698839
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                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                Cottage #4227880
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                                                                                  House #1220563a
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    Cottage #14880
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                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #53802
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                                                                                        Villa #8009604
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                                                                                          Cottage #72090
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                                                                                            House #8055046
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals House #455740
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
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                                                                                                Farmhouse #8129155
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                                                                                                  House #8142334
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1670125
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                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #19111
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Charming and well appointed Gite in the Charente, lived up to expectations of offering

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed a month in this lovely Gite on holiday from Australia. Its in a lovely area near Sainte and Portd'Envaux, rural yet close to all city amenities. The Gite is beautifully appointed, clean and tastefully decorated and has everything in it you can think of to need, Morag and Vince were great hosts ready to help with advice as needed but not at all intrusive and obliging with any extra request we had such as printing visas etc. I can highly recommend this Gite for a short or long stay, its a sweet spot in France.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Great value for money

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      I will start by saying that although there were only 6 of us staying there, Antony, the owner opened up the additional cottage next door as it was vacant for the week which allowed us even more space at no extra cost. This was thoroughly decent of him and indicates we were renting from someone who was genuinely keen on us having a good time. All that said there was more than adequate space in the main gite. We have stayed in numerous gites with Owners Direct in France, and whilst some have been finished to a higher standard, none have represented better value for money. For what we paid it was excellent. We wanted something for our grown up family with a pool at a reasonable price and this one fitted the bill perfectly. Great level of kit in the property, kitchen utensils, towels, seats, loungers, games, books, outside eating area, BBQ etc and the table tennis went down a treat. Also enjoyed an evening in the elevated bar where we kept dry, enjoyed a drink but were immersed in a late summer storm - spectacular. This is also a great area of France where a day out and evening meal in La Rochelle is a must - in our opinion you need a car at this location. Cognac is also great, with various tours available of the local Chateaux de Cognac distilleries. Julie lives in the village and was on hand to deal with any questions etc - she was also able to give advice on where to visit (useful to have a local contact where the language is not a barrier). Antony also reimbursed our security payment within 2 weeks without the need to be prompted which is not always the case. Overall we had a great time and would absolutely recommend this property as superb value for money - thankyou Antony!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely stay at beautiful house with pool at Mortagne sur Gironde

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from France having had a wonderful stay in this lovely property in Mortagne sur Gironde. The house is very comfortable, clean and spacious and the swimming pool is absolutely gorgeous. It's big and looks out into the fields beyond; I must have spent hours out there lying in the water, eating figs from the tree and watching the birds. Perfect! The property is well-positioned; it is easy to drive to Bordeaux (beautiful city), Cognac, Saintes, La Rochelle (also beautiful) and Talmont (worth a visit - lovely views and craft shops) from here. It's an easy and pretty walk into Mortagne sur Gironde from the house- look out for the array of butterflies feeding in the wild flowers at the edges of the fields. On our last night I was happy to find a hedgehog scuttling around under the fig tree - I haven't seen one in the UK for years so this was brilliant! I highly recommend this property. Eileen welcomed us with a nice bottle of local red wine and has been brilliant with the organisation of keys and so forth. It is quiet and beautiful here and easy to get to all the main areas you might want to visit. Our Labrador came with us - she had a great time too!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016