Charente Maritime is a charming region with miles of sandy beaches, idyllic islands and pretty fishing villages. The area attracts many French holidaymakers – an indication of the sophisticated holiday lifestyle on offer. Charente Maritime enjoys some of the sunniest weather in France and a villa here is ideal for a holiday filled with sand, sea and delicious food.
Visit the exclusive Ile de Re that's accessed by a 3km toll bridge. The island has a nature reserve that's home to many rare birds and the beaches are golden and uncrowded. Local markets sell an impressive array of local shellfish including locally farmed oysters and mussels.