Destination guide

The tranquil area of Poitou-Charentes awaits your stay

Experience the unique character of Poitou-Charentes with a stay in a vacation home rental. This relaxing city is known for its seafood restaurants, sightseeing and biking. Local cultural sights include Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Poitou-Charentes

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Poitou-Charentes a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • L'Asinerie du Baudet du Poitou (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Valley of the Monkeys (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
  • Niort Golf Club (20 mi / 32.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Poitou-Charentes

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Poitou-Charentes is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Aire de Rejallant (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • The gardens of Argentor (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Poitou-Charentes

The nearest airport is in Poitiers (PIS-Biard), located 34.7 mi (55.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into La Rochelle (LRH-La Rochelle - Ile de Re), which is 53.3 mi (85.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Saint-Saviol Station, Sainte-Eanne La Mothe-St-Heray Station and Blanzay Epanvilliers Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Poitou-Charentes?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 9,471 house rentals around Poitou-Charentes. From 4,733 Houses to 526 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Poitou-Charentes is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Poitou-Charentes?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Poitou-Charentes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bordeaux: 1,220 vacation rentals
  • Southern France: 134,085 vacation rentals
  • Dordogne: 6,476 vacation rentals
  • Tours: 479 vacation rentals
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: 1,993 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Poitou-Charentes! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Poitou-Charentes?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Poitou-Charentes:

  • Bordeaux: 1,220 rentals
  • Tours: 479 rentals
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: 1,993 rentals
  • La Rochelle: 2,210 rentals
  • St-Émilion: 308 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Poitou-Charentes?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Poitou-Charentes are:

  • Amboise (XAM): 933 home rentals
  • Chatellerault (XCX): 309 home rentals
  • Val De Loire Airport (TUF): 807 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Poitou-Charentes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Poitou-Charentes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bordeaux (ZFQ-Saint-Jean SNCF Train Station): 1,342 vacation homes
  • Les Sables d'Olonne Beach: 2,195 vacation homes
  • St-Marien-St-Yzan Station: 379 vacation homes
  • Place Gambetta: 1,332 vacation homes
  • Hourtin Beach: 1,543 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Poitou-Charentes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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