Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Charente-Maritime is ready to explore

Enjoy the history and other features of Charente-Maritime. This walkable city is known for its cafes, local tours and beaches. Local cultural sights include Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Charente-Maritime

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Charente-Maritime a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Louis Rouyer-Guillet (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Hennessy Cognac Company (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Martell (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Remy Martin (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Cognac Meukow (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Camus (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Charente-Maritime

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 26°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Charente-Maritime

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Charente-Maritime. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royan Beach (20 mi / 32.2 km)
  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne Beach (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Begonia Conservatory (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Cognac Public Garden (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Francois Ier Park (17.9 mi / 28.8 km)
  • Planet Exotica (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Charente-Maritime

The nearest airport is in La Rochelle (LRH-La Rochelle - Ile de Re), located 36.9 mi (59.4 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Saintes Station, Taillebourg Station and Saint Savinien Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Charente-Maritime?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,913 holiday rentals near Charente-Maritime. From 3,610 Houses to 423 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Charente-Maritime is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Charente-Maritime?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Charente-Maritime. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Soubise: 470 holiday rentals
  • La Rochelle: 2,271 holiday rentals
  • Aumagne: 157 holiday rentals
  • Île de Ré: 2,664 holiday rentals
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré: 1,506 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Charente-Maritime! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Charente-Maritime?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Charente-Maritime with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Soubise: 470 holiday homes
  • La Rochelle: 2,271 holiday homes
  • Aumagne: 157 holiday homes
  • Saint-Martin-de-Ré: 1,506 holiday homes
  • La Tremblade: 1,201 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Charente-Maritime?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Charente-Maritime are:

  • St Agnant Airport (RCO): 2,719 holiday houses
  • Saintes (XST): 872 holiday houses
  • La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport (LRH): 3,586 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Charente-Maritime?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Charente-Maritime. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chateau of Roche-Courbon: 1,339 holiday rentals
  • Tour de la Lanterne: 3,794 holiday rentals
  • Angoulins sur Mer Station: 3,645 holiday rentals
  • Pigeonnier d'Aulnay: 318 holiday rentals
  • Church of Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin: 672 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charente-Maritime 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 of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Charente-Maritime

Soubise
470 holiday rentals
La Rochelle
2,271 holiday rentals
Aumagne
157 holiday rentals
Saint-Martin-de-Ré
1,506 holiday rentals
La Tremblade
1,201 holiday rentals
Benon
190 holiday rentals
Dolus-d'Oléron
1,205 holiday rentals
Saint-Denis-d'Oléron
1,160 holiday rentals
La Brée-les-Bains
960 holiday rentals
Saint-Georges-des-Agoûts
127 holiday rentals
Courant
121 holiday rentals
Surgères
139 holiday rentals
Mirambeau
211 holiday rentals
La Flotte
2,146 holiday rentals
Saintes
209 holiday rentals
Bois
275 holiday rentals
St-Palais-sur-Mer
1,544 holiday rentals
Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré
1,643 holiday rentals
Vervant
121 holiday rentals
Saint-Georges-d'Oléron
1,246 holiday rentals