Property for Rent in Charente-Maritime, France
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The department is located in west central France and surrounded by the departments of Gironde, Dordogne, Charente, Deux-Sèvres, and Vendee. The department includes the islands of Ile de Re, Ile d'Aix, and Ile d'Oleron. The climate is mild and sunny with less than 900 mm of precipitation per year and average temperatures vary from 20°C in summer to 5°C in winter.
There are three main sectors within the economy: tourism, maritime industry and manufacturing. In Charente Maritime the popular destinations include: La Rochelle - famous for its port and its charming old town which despite the tourist influx each year has not lost its charm, Rochefort - built in the 1660s as a military base, and Ile de Re - a holiday island with long sandy beaches, whitewash houses and no high rise apartments.
Charente-Maritime is the headquarters of the major oyster producer Marennes-Oléron and Oysters cultivated here are shipped right across Europe. Rochefort is the site of shipbulding and a French naval base while La Rochelle is a seat of major French industry - Just outside the city is a factory for the French engineering giant Alstom, where the TGV, the cars for the Paris and other metros are manufactured.
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The average price of a 2 bedroom apartment property in Charente Maritime is between 175k and 215k Euros while a 4 bedroom house will cost between 320k and 360k Euros. Prices of property for sale in Charente Maritime are above the national average for their categories and are part of an already popular area of France due to its great weather and long coastline. Cheaper property can be found inland from the Atlantic coast although holiday lets are easier if your property is near the beach but both are good prospects for long term investment (as all property investment should be viewed).