Property for Rent in Poitou-Charentes, France
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Located in the west of France along the Atlantic coast, this pretty region remains largely unspoilt. Rolling hills covered with fields of wheat, sunflower and Maize occupy most of the old region of Poitou. In contrast southwards towards La Rochelle there are very pleasant, if quite busy beaches, islands and working fishing villages.
Poitiers in the north is a historical city containing interesting architecture such as the 14th century Baptistery of St John cathedral, Roman baths and amphitheatres. Surrounding it is the post-modern cinema theme park Futuroscope, some attractive, small villages like Chauvigny and Parthenay and larger riverside Niort containing stone-fronted and half-timbered medieval houses.
Southeast of Poitiers on the coast are the two main beach resorts of La Rochelle and Royan with safe, sandy beaches. La Rochelle is reputedly the most attractive and unspoilt seaside town in France due to its prime location and 17th century town centre. Moored up on its harbour in the vieux port is a grand assembly of pleasure boats and seafood restaurants are nearby. Just off the coast near the mainland resort of Royan are a number of gorgeous little islands with easy accessibility and during the summer are reputedly some of the sunniest places in France. One such island is called the Ile de Re; salt marshes and oysters on one side and sandy beaches on the other with development on the island limited to just 2 storey buildings.
In the southern part of the region, villas, small chateaux and vineyards sweep the countryside, especially around riverside Cognac containing a number of medieval stone and half timbered houses. The medieval cathedral towns of Saintes and Angouleme are just a short drive away from here.
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You should know that prices on short term rentals vary, especially in the department of Charente Maritime as is the seafront, so it is very busy summer. As for others, it is possible to visit them through Breakfast. For long term rentals, the prices are similar whether for an apartment or house. The average rent is 10.5 Euros.