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Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) in the southwest of France is one of the country’s most popular camping destinations. It’s no wonder, with a diverse landscape incorporating four departments that take in some of the best beaches and most glorious countryside in France, this is a region that makes for very happy campers…

Poitou-charentes – the ideal camping destination.

Poitou-Charentes has, over the last ten years, been sort of “discovered”. It used to be pretty much unknown to holiday makers who flocked to the Dordogne next door, but when savvy travellers learned about the Poitou-Charentes’ drop-dead gorgeous golden sandy beaches, rolling hills and forests, authentic cafés and bistros, mouth-watering markets and artisan boulangeries in picturesque towns – word got out.

Despite its growing popularity, it never gets as crowded as some places; for those wanting relaxed tranquillity it’s easily achievable, and for those wanting a lively buzz from their camping adventures, that’s a doddle too.

Historic seaside towns like Île de Ré, Île d’Oléron, La Rochelle and Rochefort are all popular with visitors but there’s much more to the region. Cognac, for instance, famous for its production of Cognac makes for a great visit, as does Angoulême a beautiful town famous for its wall murals and annual comic festivalt. And whether you’re a nature or sporty activities lover, the Marais Poitevin, the ‘green Venice’ of France with its cycling and hiking paths and waterways that criss cross the landscape, will really float your boat.

Perfect Pitches in Poitou-Charentes

If you want a holiday in areas of outstanding natural beautythen this region’s going to tick all your boxes. Whether you’re looking to pitch a tent or rent a chalet or mobile home, there’s masses of choice in this region.

There are vast pine forests and outstanding beaches and activities galore from cycling to hiking and horse riding and the campsite has several swimming pools and multiple leisure facilities.

The beach at La Coubre is considered to be one of the best in the region, and yet it’s never crowded. Set in a basin, lined with lovely cafés and restaurants, watching the boats go in and out of the port, kites flying on the long sandy beach is one of life’s finest pleasures.

If you’re looking for a holiday with golden silky sand on beautiful beaches, you’re in the right place on the island of Oléron. 80km of coast, oyster huts, fishing hamlets and salt marshes. With both pitches for tents and excellent mobile homes to rent, camping here will make for very happy campers!

Crystal clear rivers  full of fish, stunning green valleys south of Vienne, and so much to do for the whole family, you won’t know which way to turn. Some of the top attractions of the area including Futuroscope, the award-winning multi-media theme park that’s brilliant for kids of all ages! You’re also close to the Marais Poitevin, the Valley of the monkeys and historic Poitiers.

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