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Poitou-Charentes is composed of four departments: Vienna, Deux-Sevres, Charente and Charente Maritime ...


With quiet country roads wending through vine-striped hills and wild stretches of coastal sands interspersed with misty islands, the Atlantic coast is where the French get back to nature. Much more laid-back than the Med (but with almost as much sunshine) and ideally suited to family holidays, this is a place where you can slow the pace right down. And there are numerous ways in which to do this. You could spend a morning quietly greeting curious ducks as you kayak down the glowing green canals, rivers and streams of the Marais Poitevin. You could cycle over the lazy landscapes of the dreamy Île de Ré or raise a glass in the pretty town of Cognac. Or soak up the salty air of the white city, La Rochelle, after exploring its fascinating museums and breathtaking aquarium. Poitou-Charentes is far from undiscovered – French tourists have been flocking here for years – but aside from the city of La Rochelle (an increasingly popular weekend break destination thanks to arrival of budget airlines), the area is woefully under-visited by foreigners.

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Short break La Rochelle

Short break La Rochelle

La Rochelle | Duration : 3 days

Let yourself be surprised during this three day break in the city of La Rochelle: Capital of the Charente-Maritime, La Rochelle is well known for its postcard-pretty Old Port. Protected by the Chaîne tower and the Saint-Nicolas tower, the old port has inspired numerous artists.

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