A self catering villa is a great base for discovering the verdant Charente region. Whatever you are into, this is a great destination for a relaxing holiday. Visit the beautiful cathedral at Angouleme, take a steam train ride between Saujon and La Tremblade, discover how Cognac is made or how oysters are farmed and explore the unspoilt islands of Re and Oleron off the coast. Charente holidays are for doing as much, or as little, as you like. Plenty to do and see, but peacefully rural with a climate and culture that make it easy to just sit back and relax.