aquitaine-tabThere is a legendary microclimate that hovers over the Poitou-Charentes giving it the second highest number of sunshine hours in France (after Provence). Choose your area depending on whether you want easy access to the coast, like to live amongst the waterways of the Marais Poitevin or love gently rolling countryside dotted with tiny hamlets. This region is also home to the world’s finest cognacs.

The departements
Charente, Charente-Maritime, Vienne, Deux-Sévres

Getting there and getting away
Airports : La Rochelle, Poitiers, Limoges
TGV stations : La Rochelle, Niort, Poitiers, Ruffec, Angouleme

Deux Sèvres

One of the four departments that make up the Poitou Charentes region of France, and one of the 87 departments created after the French Revolution, Deux Sévres is slightly more off the beaten track than its neighbours.

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Charente Maritime

The only part of the Poitou Charente region to enjoy a coastline, the Charente Martime benefits from the resulting mild winters. This micro-climate (officially sub-mediterranean!) means that olives, mimosa, palms and oleander flourish

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Named for the Vendée river that runs through and out to the sea, the Vendée sits on the Atlantic coast and enjoys the milder winter that proximity to the sea offers. Thought to be the birthplace of Eleanor of Aquitaine whose son was Richard the Lionheart.

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One of the four departments that make up the Poitou Charentes region of France, the Vienne was once home to Eleanor of Aquitaine (wife of Henry II) and was a key site during the 100 Years War.

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Famed worldwide for its Cognac production, the Charente is second only to Provence for the number of sunshine hours per year. The vines flourish under these conditions and stretch for miles in orderly ranks

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Welcome to South West France

map franceThis part of France enjoys a temperate climate, favoured by the Atlantic breeze, and stunningly beautiful and incredibly diverse countryside, open and available to all, with abundant and varied bird and wildlife.

Contact Beaux Villages Immobilier

telephone +33 (0)5 56 71 36 59

telephone+44 (0)800 270 0101 Freephone from UK

telephone+33 (0)8 05 69 23 23 Freephone from France