Enjoy a beauty treatment or three at Holiday France Direct properties in Poitou Charentes! Hard as it may be to drag yourself away from such luxury, the surrounding area has much to offer. The ancient port of La Rochelle with its picturesque shopping streets and the Ile de Re make for a great day trip. For the enthusiastic golfer, there are more than 20 good courses. White water rafting and canoeing for the energetic and quieter pastimes like fishing and Cognac-tasting for others all await you.