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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 lovely cottage set amongst beautiful sunflower fields

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jacinthe des Bois. Morag and Vince were both great hosts and really endeavoured to ensure that we had everything we needed so that the holiday was as relaxing as possible. The welcome basket on arrival was particularly useful! The cottage itself has been fitted out to the highest standard, with all the amenities that you'd need. The barbecue area was great for relaxing during the long evenings. The location is great for accessing much of the surrounding sights and areas of interest. The beach at Royan is lovely and is only about 30 mins away. Saintes has all the amenities you might need, and some great historic Roman sights. Plus the bigger cities of La Rochelle and Bordeaux aren't too far by road. We would definitely recommend the cottage for others vying for a chilled out break in a beautiful part of France. Hope to be back soon! Krish and Laura
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Character and charm

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived late on a boiling August Saturday afternoon to find the house spotlessly clean, a fridge stocked with provisions and fresh bread in the kitchen. Over our two week stay we fell in love with the house, the pool and surrounding area is superb and the town of Cognac is only 15 minutes drive away. Thoroughly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Cracking house

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent a week at Font Remy and had an great, relaxing time. We stayed in Jasmine which was very well apportioned and felt like home. The pool was great, more than big enough for all four houses and the gardens and grounds were well kept and spacious. We especially liked how much was provided in the games barn to keep children (and adults!) entertained. Mortgagne is a nice little town with all the amenities you would wish for and some good restaurants in the marina. All in all, a great holiday and would definitely return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016