Saturday, June 11, 2011

Poitou-Charentes - Visit France

On the French Atlantic Coast, Poitou-Charentes is ideally located between South and North. The region is easy to reach, near Brittany, adjacent to the Loire castles, Périgord and Bordeaux.

5 reasons to visit Poitou-Charentes

>La Rochelle & Ile de Ré
La Rochelle is a magnificent and dynamic city full of history and cultural attractions like the giant aquarium and many festivals. Cross the bridge and discover the beautiful Ile de Ré, with its small white and green-shuttered houses...

>The Atlantic Coast
The long sandy beaches of the coast alternate with limestone cliffs and zones of wilderness. Not to miss: the exceptional islands of Aix and Oléron; Rochefort, between land and sea; Royan, appreciated for its mild climate and its long beaches.

>The Marais Poitevin, also known as the ‘Green Venice’, is unique in Europe
With its thousands of canals surrounded by a beautiful lush green vegetation, it is a perfect location for nature lovers. The traditional flat-bottomed boat is one of the many ways to discover the waterways along with cycling, horseriding, hiking or canoeing.

>Cognac country
The Cognac vineyards are the 2nd largest area of production in France after Bordeaux. Visit one of the greatest names in brandy production and enjoy the gastronomy of the area.

>Poitiers & Futuroscope
Bastion of Romanesque art in France, Poitiers possesses a truly exceptional architectural heritage. So close to the city, Futuroscope is substantially different from any other “theme park” as it is based on the visual and the senses.

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