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Poitou Charentes Tourism Attractions

  • Poitou Charentes is a little-known but growing tourist region in France, especially appreciated for its seafront beauty and its famous Marais Poitevin and inland scenery.
  • Poitou Charentes is the ideal location for sailing trips and all kind of water sports activities to practise throughout the year in one of its multiple sailing schools and clubs.
  • Poitou Charentes is also an ideal location for hiking lovers, wether it is for walking, biking and even horse-riding; all this combinated with the nature discovery.
  • Number of music festivals are also celebrated in Poitou Charentes and play an important role as touris attraction and promotion of the local culture. This is notably the case of the famous Francofolies music festival in La Rochelle.


This region has beaches galore and is therefore perfect for anyone wishing to have relaxing holidays. Moreover, this region is widely known for its nature and preserved environments.

Towns here are exactly what one would expect in terms of French terroir and can provide you with the most amazing views over the countryside or the ocean. The life there is simple and relaxed, people aim at simply appreciate everyday life and so should be your holidays: simple, calm and enjoyable.

If you are more interested into buildings and old monuments, do not worry as there are numerous in the area. Charentes has a wide sample of beautiful old cathedrals, monasteries, abbeys in which music festivals are often organised.

Come to La Rochelle!

Alternatively, if you are looking for sports holidays, do not forget to have a look at the coastline activities. Indeed La Rochelle, Royan and Rochefort offer many water activities. If you prefer sailing and boating, why not take a boat trip to Fort Boyard, an ancient jail out at sea, or visit Aix island?


The outstanding nature of Marais Poitevin
We are looking forward to receive your holiday postcards from Poitou-Charentes!

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