Tourism in Poitou-Charentes

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Tourism, holidays & travel in Poitou-Charentes

With a wealth of historical monuments, the Poitou-Charente region is particularly rich in Romanesque buildings. The cities of Art and History, the gems of Romanesque art, and the coastal fortifications will delight architecture fans. Beautiful built heritage, the Charentais coast lined with sandy beaches and pleasant seaside resorts, and also the famous festivals, the maritime traditions and the gastronomic pleasures make Poitou-Charentes a favourite destination for all those wishing to combine relaxation and discovery.

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TOURISM IN POITOU-CHARENTES

The Charente is home to the Cognac vineyards and the city of Angoulême, renowned for its international comic strip festival, but also to the Château of La Rochefoucauld, the lakes in upper Charente propitious to sports and leisure activities, the Charente valley, and the Aubeterre-sur-Dronne monolithic church.

Famous for its oyster beds, the Charente-Maritime caters for every need, with the seaside resorts and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, the charentaises islands, the Saintonge Romanesque churches, and the cities with a rich history.

The Poitou marshes and its green Venice, with its canals offering trips in traditional boats, the Celles-sur-Belle royal abbey and the Oiron Renaissance château are among the must-see places of the Deux-Sèvres.

Vienne combines historic heritage and futurism, with the city of Poitiers and its large number of listed monuments, the Saint-Savin abbey church and its Romanesque frescoes inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the famous Futuroscope European Image park.

 

CITIES & TOWNS

Ronce-les-Bains
Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Angoulême
Cognac
Niort
Châtelaillon-Plage
Saintes
Marennes
Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
Vaux-sur-Mer
Surgères
Lussac-les-Châteaux
Châtellerault
Confolens
Argenton-les-Vallées
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EVENTS

International Comic Strip Festival
Kite and Wind Festival
La Rochelle International Film Festival
Francofolies in La Rochelle

Confolens Folklore Festival
Great Bulwark
Jazz Between the Two Towers
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PHOTOS

Photos of the Charente
Photos of the Charente-Maritime

Photos of the Deux-Sèvres
Photos of the Vienne

 

NATIONAL LABELS

Cities of art and history
Most beautiful villages of France
Most beautiful detours in France
Green resorts
Listed resorts

Family Plus
Towns and villages in Bloom
Blue Flag
Small Towns of Character

 

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Discover leatherwork with a storyteller
Sea boat trip on the Ecume de Ré
Futuroscope
Maiden flight in a two-seat paramotor
Spider trail in the trees
Gyroplane microlight flight over Charente

Guided tour of Niort and the local area
Horse ride or trek in Vienne
Visit the Lépine Oil Factory
Indoor neon mini-golf, fun and educational
Supervised sea kayaking
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