The long expanses of gorgeous sandy beaches, water sports and lively resorts along this sunny stretch of coastline contrasts with the stunning green countryside, vineyards and rural villages of inland Charente. Take time to sample the world famous Cognac at one of the many vineyards in this fascinating region, and relax over a delicious seafood meal!
Whether you are looking for a family beach holiday or the opportunity of discovering a new and enchanting region, the Charente can offer you both. Situated just south of the Vendée, the Charente boasts a fabulous landscape with great beaches, fascinating towns, châteaux and delightful villages. This is a great region for a relaxing break where you can linger over long lunches of seafood and local Cognac wine or spend lazy days strolling around the local market selecting fresh produce for your evening barbecue. Alternatively our friendly owners will willingly point you in the direction of a first class restaurant or two! The delightful town of Civray with its old church, local market, shops and restaurants is well worth a visit as are the stunning towns of Saintes and Rochefort, both steeped in history.
Situated along the Atlantic Coast are two stunning regions Vendée and Charente, which boast a fabulous climate that rivals the south coast and are all within a days drive from the ports. The beaches are second to none, and away from the coast the varied landscape, multitude of peaceful, beautiful retreats and fascinating villages are waiting to be explored.