Information about Poitou-Charentes

Map of Poitou-Charentes in France

Location of Poitou-Charentes

Map of the major towns and cites in Poitou-Charentes

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Regional capital : Poitiers

Departments / Counties of Poitou-Charentes

Number Department Capital
16 Charente Angoulême
17 Charente Maritime La Rochelle
79 Deux Sèvres Niort
86 Vienne Poitiers
A photo from Poitou-Charentes

The region is on the west coast facing the Atlantic.

Good communications and important maritime facilities helped the region's financial wealth. The important ports such as La Rochelle became gateways to the Americas.

Ravaged by the 100 years war and the war of Religions. The region was attached to France in 1417.

Cruises, tours, trips, visits

Boating holidays : Skipper your own very stylish self-drive boat on the calm waters of the Charente river through the Cognac countryside.

Gites, Bed and breakfast, Chambres hotes

Holiday Gites :

Poitou Charentes Rentals have 12 Gites for rent in the Pays Mellois in Poitou Charentes, from 3 to 12 persons.

The Farmhouse : A Chambre d'Hotes with Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Poitou Charentes offering three large en-suite bedrooms. There are plenty of outdoor activities in the local area making the Farmhouse an ideal destination.

Universities, colleges, schools