Poitou Charentes Property
The Departments of the Charente Maritime, Deux Sevres and the Vienne represent together the Poitou Charente Region of South West France. From the ancient port of La Rochelle to the vast sea-faring estuary of the Gironde, the Atlantic coast with its sandy beaches and attractive islands provides a playground in summer with resorts to suit all ages and all tastes. The fenlands of the River Seudre are the breeding grounds of many species of waterfowl and the home of some of France's most famous oyster beds.
From its estuary at Rochefort to its source in the wooded hills beyond Angouleme, the River Charente dominates the region and offers pleasure boating, fishing, water sports or just a pleasant backdrop to this delightful area.
The area abounds in history with Roman ampitheatres, Norman churches, trails of the Christian Pilgrims and the Knights Templars, evidence of the Moorish occupation under the Ottoman Empire, the birth place of King Francois I of France in Cognac and most recently providing a final resting place to former President Mitterand in his home town of Jarnac.
Communications - Only five hours from the western Channel ports by car using either the A83 for La Rochelle and Niort or if coming from the Euro Tunnel, the A10 to Poitiers. The N10 trunk road traverses the region via Angouleme. If you prefer to use the train, you can be in Poitiers in five hours from London or Angouleme in six hours by the TGV high speed service.
All sports are available in this area. There are four golf courses in the Charente - three nine hole and one 18 hole international standard at Cognac - and three in the Charente Maritime - at Saintes, Royan and La Rochelle.
Almost every town has a football stadium and tennis courts, there are river, lake and sea sports, cycling, rambling, horse riding and racing, go-karts and moto-cross, rugby, fishing and many more.
Other leisure facilities include rambling, music concerts, cinemas, theatre, Veteran car rallies, festivals, markets and restaurants.
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- Bedrooms: 4
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- Bedrooms: 4
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