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Enjoy a slower pace of life in this rural corner of France’s wild Atlantic coast. From miles of magnificent shoreline, peppered with Belle Époque beach resorts to the rich historical heritage of the rolling hills inland, this mild, sun-soaked region is somewhat under-visited by foreign feet- and all the better for it.
Boat through the charming canals of France’s green Venice - Marais Poitevin - tree-lined waterways lacing through verdant fields and the prettiest of villages. Reaching the sea, you’ll find historic La Rochelle, picturesque pale limestone old town tucked away behind the harbour’s imposing fortress towers. Marvel at mighty medieval fortifications scattered along the coast - the impressive Fort Boyard rising from the waves, or head out into the emerald waters of the Bay of Biscay where the dreamy beaches of îles de Ré and Oléron await.
Return to your sprawling chateaux at the heart of this idyllic region. Give your private chef the night off and opt for a tour of the pretty town of Cognac, taking in a few tastings as you meander through sunflower fields and gently rolling vineyards, pausing only to sample a few oysters, caught just hours ago down the coast at famous Marennes Oléron.