Poitou Charentes Holiday Travel Guide

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Map of Poitou Charentes, France

If you’re considering Poitou Charentes for your holiday this year, take a few minutes to enjoy our Travel Guide with information on the region’s culture, cuisine, attractions and visits.

Poitou Charentes is a joy to visit in any season with over 2,250 hours of sunshine every year.

Discover a coastline rich with powder fine beaches backed by fragrant pine forests and lively resorts.

For peace, escape to the islands of Oleron and Aix or visit Isle de Re if you prefer jet-setting.

La Rochelle is popular with visitors attracted by its ancient port, waterside restaurants, huge marina, hi-tech aquarium and picturesque shopping streets.

Just outside La Rochelle is the Scottish links style golf course, Golf de la Pree, whilst what is probably the region’s best course, Golf de Royan, is situated at St Palais sur Mer. Keen golfers may also like to head to the Poitiers area which has a selection of good courses.

Absorb Poitou Charentes’ inland tranquillity with a cruise through Cognac Country or take to the miles of canals and cycle trails of France’s ‘Green Venice,’ the Marais Poitevin.

For excitement, head to Futuroscope hi-tech theme park near Poitiers – fun for all the family.

There are 4 departments in the Poitou-Charentes region:

· Charente

· Charente-Maritime

· Deux-Sèvres

· Vienne

For further travel information about holiday destinations, the Poitou-Charentes Regional Tourist Board can be contacted at:

Poitou Charentes Regional Tourist Board

8, rue Riffault

BP 56

F 86002 Poitiers Cedex

Tel: (00 33)549 50 10 50

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