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The Charente Maritime region is one of four departments of the Poitou Charente region of
western France. It is famous for its Cognac and Pineau production with the town of Cognac
and all its distilleries (Hennesey, Martell and Otard to name just a few) just a 30 min drive
from any of our gites, cottages and villas. There are many tiny villages and hamlets to
explore. Quaint chateaux are common. Local delicacies include mussels in cream, goats
cheese, honey and cake with angelica.

Swimming, fishing, horse riding, golf, tennis and rowing are all available during the summer
months in the local area. There are also many lovely country walks all year round. The
landscape is gently rolling and ideal for cycling.
The popular seaside resorts around La Rochelle such as the beaches of Fouras and
Chatelaillon and La grand plage on the Ils de oleron are only about an hours drive away
and the historic towns of St Jean d'Angely and Saintes (roman ruins) are even closer.

Futuroscope at Poitiers, the wine chateaux of Bordeaux, Angouleme, Niort and Rochefort
are also all within travelling distance. There is the renowned  animal conservation park at La
Palmyre near Royan and a superb  aquarium at La Rochelle to name just a few of the things
there are to visit. So plenty to do for young and old alike.
When staying in any of our gites, cottages or villas you will be centrally located in the
beautiful Charente Maritime region making all the historic towns within easy reach, both
those on the coast and those inland.
Top Ten places to visit when staying in our Gites, Cottages and Villas
and more ....
St Jean d'Angely
La Rochelle
Fabulous beaches
St Savinien
Bordeaux and its world famous vineyards
Saintes and its Roman Ruins
Aquarium in la Rochelle
Zoo at La Palmyre