Holiday rentals in the Poitou-Charentes region - Gîtes de France® in Poitou-Charentes
from our selection of 2,000 gîtes, chambres d'hôtes, group gîtes, children's
gîtes and campsites in the countryside, by the sea or in town, in the
Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne regions.
Make the most of surprising landscapes. Out to sea there are the islands of Ré, Aix and Oléron, who play host to many migrating birds. There is also La Rochelle and its old port guarded by the towers of Saint-Nicolas and La Chaîne, as well as Rochefort, an old Navy base designed by Colbert.
Learn about the beliefs of the Middle Ages by visiting the more than 600 Romanesque buildings that bear witness to an architectural style that was born along the routes leading to Santiago de Compostela. In Poitiers, admire the facade of Notre Dame de la Grange and visit Chauvigny and Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe... Here between the Vendée and the Poitou, used to lie the Bay of Pictons, which was drained by Cistercian monks, who helped turn it into what we know today as the Marais Poitevin. The best way to visit these wetlands is on a "plate", a local type of punt.