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About the Poitou-Charentes Region
the the Atlantic Coast running north from the Gironne estuary and the
vineyards of Bordeaux to the Vendee and inland towards the Massif
Central lies the Region of Poitou Charentes.
Along with the Vendee the coastal area enjoys one of the sunniest
climates in France with 2250 to 2500 hours of sunshine a year and as
such makes this area especially attractive to visiter from early spring
to the late autumn.
With 450 kilometers of coastline which have many fine sandy beaches and
include the islands of Aix, Oleron and Re, together with the ports of
La Rochelle and Rochefort and the abundance of fresh sea food making
this region an ideal holiday destination.
Inland from the Marais Poitevin and the Poitou fens, the gently
rolling hills of the Charente, the valley of Vienne, the vineyards of
Cognac the landscape is varied and interesting.
The Poitou Charentes has something to offer every holiday maker
regardless of your interest. From sunbathing on one of those sandy
beaches or partaking in any form of water sport, taking a boat trip or
cycling along the waterways of the Marais Poitevin (green Venice),
taking in the islands of Oleron, Re or the fortified islands of Aix or
Fort Boulard, discovering the Romanesque city of Sainte or savoring the
delights of fresh seafood on the harbourside restaurants at La
Rochelle, Visit the cellars and vineyards of Cognac, the list and
variety of choice are endless.
The following are some of the major attractions in the Region and many have links for further information.
Ile de Re
Ile de Oleron