An apartment in Charente Maritime offers a holiday with a real taste of French life. Choose larger coastal resorts like La Rochelle or Rochefort or stay at one of the many pretty historic inland towns in the region. Relax with a chilled pre-dinner Pineau-des-Charentes made in nearby Cognac and watch the world go by. Sample delicious local oysters or truffles and discover the rich artistic heritage of the region in the architecture, museums and festivals. Visit one of the islands off the Atlantic coast or take a boat trip along the Charente river to appreciate the wildlife and beautiful countryside, then peruse brocante markets and artisan craft shops for your perfect holiday souvenirs.