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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Poitou-Charentes?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 9,518 vacation rentals near Poitou-Charentes. From 4,727 Houses to 533 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Poitou-Charentes for a holiday or a weekend are 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: 1,247 vacation rentals
  • Southern France: 133,410 vacation rentals
  • Loire Valley: 2,920 vacation rentals
  • Dordogne: 6,341 vacation rentals
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: 1,969 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 traveling 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: 1,247 rentals
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: 1,969 rentals
  • Tours: 472 rentals
  • La Rochelle: 2,252 rentals
  • Nantes: 348 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 traveling 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 vacation rentals in Poitou-Charentes are:

  • Merignac Airport (BOD): 1,578 vacation rentals
  • Amboise (XAM): 904 vacation rentals
  • La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport (LRH): 3,554 vacation 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 holidays in Poitou-Charentes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals 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): 1,374 rentals
  • Puy du Fou: 245 rentals
  • Le Verdon-sur-Mer La Pointe-de-Grave Station: 2,270 rentals
  • Les Sables d'Olonne Beach: 2,246 rentals
  • Collegiate Church of Saint-Emillion: 786 rentals

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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