Poitou Charentes has one of the mildest climates in France. The region's coast is France's second in terms of sunshine hours, the Mediterranean coast taking the top spot. With this in mind, you can understand why Poitou Charentes has every type of watersport and beach activity you can imagine! Not only are these interesting to watch, they are very exciting to try. Some of the activities available include canoeing, kayaking, pleasure boating, surfing, sailing and water skiing. Not only do you have outdoor activities to try - there are indoor leisure centres like that at St Jean-d'Angely which has 2 swimming pools, slides, a sauna and a spa. There is something to keep everyone in the family happy in Poitou Charentes.