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Holidays to Charente-Maritime

Traditional countryside with the smell of the sea, Charente-Maritime will seduce holidaymakers in search of relaxation, culture and sun.

Jules Verne himself described Charente-Maritime as one of the most beautiful départements in France... and we could not agree more! Bright, wild, authentic, sensual – the adjectives jostle with each other to describe this little corner of sweetness on the Atlantic Coast.

Charente-Maritime is synonymous with nature, first and foremost. Apart from its wild coastline where the dunes sit alongside green forests, the département also shares all the beauty of the Marais Poitevin with the Vendée. This vast network of canals, nicknamed Green Venice, will allow you to appreciate exceptional fauna and flora.

Further south, head towards the sea! Easy to spot thanks to its famous towers on the horizon, La Rochelle is a leading destination in the département. This beautiful town can be appreciated in any season thanks to a pleasant living environment and a rich heritage. Between its beaches and the aquarium the Francopholies music festival and its jazz festival, La Rochelle lives by the rhythm of the sea and culture. And before you leave, why not go and discover the offshore Fort Boyard by sail boat or even in a kayak!

Another charming place, nicknamed the "Pearl of the Ocean", the fashionable town of Royan shines in a magnificent natural setting in the midst of Belle Epoque villas and delicious seafood restaurants. If you are passing through with your family, the La Palmyre Zoo is an unmissable destination that will delight both young and old.

Off the Charente coast there are also charming islands with quite different atmospheres. Lovers of small picturesque villages and preserved nature will fall in love with the charm of the Ile de Ré – a little piece of upmarket land with crystal-clear beaches, while surfers and holidaymakers in search of a little more life will prefer Ile d’Oléron. Beaches, bike rides, relaxation – it's holiday time.

And to finish off your enchanting stay, don’t forget to stop off in the vineyards of Cognac situated in the neighbouring département of Charente, as well as in the charming town of Saintes, the region's window on Roman heritage where the iconic Eglise de Saint-Eutrope stands.

To get to Charente-Maritime by car, take the A10 motorway that links the département to Paris or get aboard a TGV that goes through Poitiers. If you prefer to fly, you will find flights from 15 different airports in the UK to Charente-Maritime.

Get ready to have an unforgettable stay in Charente-Maritime. 


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B&B Hotel La Rochelle Centre

B&B Hotel La Rochelle Centre

140 boulevard Joffre, La Rochelle
4.4
of 5, from 12 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in La Rochelle City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of L'Espace Encan de La Rochelle, Tour St. Nicolas, and La Rochelle Hotel de Ville. Musee du Nouveau Monde and Tour de la Chaine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£36
Hôtel Altica La Rochelle

Hôtel Altica La Rochelle

49 Rue de la Scierie, La Rochelle
3.7
of 5, from 10 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in La Rochelle, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Musee de la Marine, Tour St. Nicolas, and Tour de la Chaine. Tour de la Lanterne and La Rochelle Hotel de Ville are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£37
Hotel Henri IV

Hotel Henri IV

31 rue des Gentilshommes, La Rochelle
3.8
of 5, from 26 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in La Rochelle City Centre, this hotel is steps from Vieux Port and La Rochelle Hotel de Ville. Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts are also within 10 minutes.

£62
Central Park Hotel & Spa

Central Park Hotel & Spa

4 Avenue Jean Guiton, La Rochelle
4.6
of 5, from 9 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in La Rochelle, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tour de la Lanterne, Tour de la Chaine, and La Rochelle Hotel de Ville. Musee des Beaux-Arts and Musee du Nouveau Monde are also within 15 minutes.

£47
Hotel Kyriad La Rochelle City Centre

Hotel Kyriad La Rochelle City Centre

38 rue des Sauniers, La Rochelle
4.2
of 5, from 62 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of La Rochelle, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grand Temple, La Rochelle Hotel de Ville, and Musee du Nouveau Monde. Tour St. Nicolas and Musee des Beaux-Arts are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£62
Hôtel Résidence de France

Hôtel Résidence de France

43, rue du Minage, La Rochelle
3.5
of 5, from 20 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in La Rochelle City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Musee des Beaux-Arts and Musee du Nouveau Monde. La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and Tour de la Chaine are also within 15 minutes.

£37
Kyriad La Rochelle Centre - Les Minimes

Kyriad La Rochelle Centre - Les Minimes

34 rue de la Scierie, La Rochelle
3.8
of 5, from 29 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of La Rochelle, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Musee de la Marine and Tour St. Nicolas. La Rochelle Hotel de Ville and Tour de la Chaine are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£47
Appart'hôtel Odalys Archipel

Appart'hôtel Odalys Archipel

27 Rue de la Hugenotte, La Rochelle
4.0
of 5, from 97 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This La Rochelle apart-hotel is near to the Port des Minimes marina and about a 10-minute walk from the city center. Tour de la Lanterne and the beach are both within walking distance.

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