Destination Poitou Charentes

Fort Boyard - French region Poitou-Charentes - North Western France

Fort Boyard – Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes is a French region ideal for spending a few days relaxing and getting away from it all as a family. Located a few hours drive from Normandy, Poitou-Charentes is composed of four départements: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sevres and Vienne and offers contrasting landscapes. The easiest way to get there is to take the A87 or A84 motorways for around 400 km, from the ferry terminal in Le Havre or that of Caen


Embark for the serenity of the islands of Ré and Oléron, the historical and cultural heritage of the cities of Royan and La Rochelle or for entertainment, the Futuroscope park. But, Poitou-Charentes, also offers bike rides or boat trips in a generous and verdant natural setting.


Take time to discover the cuisine of the region and its Art de vivre. Sumptuous châteaux await you in Poitou-Charentes, such as the Château de La Mothe-Chandeniers or the château de Maisontiers as well as museums, typical villages and renowned festivals, starting with the Angoulême international comic strip festival… All are good reasons to come and visit Poitou-Charentes with your family.

Oysters - Oléron - Poitou Charentes

Oysters – Oléron – Poitou Charentes

So for your next holiday, let yourself be moved by one of the most popular regions of France and set off to discover Poitou-Charentes.