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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Charente-Maritime?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 7,116 house rentals around Charente-Maritime. From 3,661 Houses to 421 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around 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 holiday trip or just for a weekend in Charente-Maritime. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • La Rochelle: 2,236 vacation rentals
  • Champagne: 392 vacation rentals
  • Saintes: 197 vacation rentals
  • Île de Ré: 2,838 vacation rentals
  • Rochefort: 528 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Charente-Maritime! 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 Charente-Maritime?

Whether you're travelling 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 Charente-Maritime:

  • La Rochelle: 2,236 rentals
  • Champagne: 392 rentals
  • Saintes: 197 rentals
  • Rochefort: 528 rentals
  • Châtelaillon-Plage: 1,457 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 travelling by plane to Charente-Maritime?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Charente-Maritime are:

  • St Agnant Airport (RCO): 2,931 home rentals
  • Saintes (XST): 907 home rentals
  • La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport (LRH): 3,895 home 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 holiday in Charente-Maritime?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Charente-Maritime. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Saint-Georges-de-Didonne Beach: 2,533 vacation homes
  • Porte de la Grosse Horloge: 3,983 vacation homes
  • Pigeonnier d'Aulnay: 315 vacation homes
  • Minimes Beach: 4,011 vacation homes
  • La Rochelle Station: 3,930 vacation homes

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.

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