Treat yourself to a holiday in one of the chateau rentals featured here. You may find it hard to tear yourself away from your accommodation but, if you do, you'll find that Poitou Charentes has plenty to see and do. Cognac of course is world-famous for its drink of the same name - head there for tastings and purchase at Hennessy's or alternatively to 'distillerie Otard' housed in the Chateau de Cognac. Another fine chateau is located at La Rochefoucauld. If hiking and biking appeal, the islands of Oleron, Re and Aix should not be missed or head for the tranquil waterways of the Marais Poitevin, Poitou Charente's 'Green Venice.'