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 cafés, local tours and beaches. Local cultural sights include Musee du Nouveau Monde and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Charente-Maritime

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Charente-Maritime 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:

  • 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)

Seasonal weather averages in Charente-Maritime

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°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 vacation in Charente-Maritime. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

Transportation 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 center.

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 around Charente-Maritime?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,652 holiday lettings near Charente-Maritime. From 3,926 Houses to 418 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation 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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint-Germain-du-Seudre: 248 holiday homes
  • Benon: 174 holiday homes
  • St-Trojan-les-Bains: 1,288 holiday homes
  • La Flotte: 2,379 holiday homes
  • Sainte-Marie-de-Ré: 2,398 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Charente-Maritime! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saint-Germain-du-Seudre: 248 holiday lettings
  • Benon: 174 holiday lettings
  • St-Trojan-les-Bains: 1,288 holiday lettings
  • La Flotte: 2,379 holiday lettings
  • Sainte-Marie-de-Ré: 2,398 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Charente-Maritime are:

  • St Agnant Airport (RCO): 3,122 self catering accommodations
  • La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport (LRH): 4,174 self catering accommodations
  • Libourne (XLR): 661 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Charente-Maritime? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Charente-Maritime. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Angoulins sur Mer Station: 3,989 holiday rentals
  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne Beach: 2,736 holiday rentals
  • La Grande Plage: 2,862 holiday rentals
  • Charruyer Park: 4,267 holiday rentals
  • Saint-Aigulin La Roche Chalais Station: 575 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charente-Maritime listed on 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 accommodations.

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