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The region of Poitou-Charentes is one of the 27 administrative regions of France and it has its capital in Poitiers. The departments that are included in this region are Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sevres and Vienne. The most important communities in this region are Angouleme, Bressuire, Chatellerault, Cognac, La Rochelle, Biort, Poitiers, Rochefort, Royan and Saintes. Poitiers, which is the most important commune in the region of Poitou-Charentes, is located on the Clain River and it represents an important university centre.
The Romanesque architecture and the picturesque landscape that can be seen from above are two of the main things that recommend this area. Some of the main landmarks in Poitiers that are worth visiting during the stay on these lands are the Church of Notre Dame la Grande, the St-Hilaire, the Parc de Blossac, the St-Croix Museum, the Palace of Justice or the Saint Jean de Montierneuf Church.
La Rochelle, another important city in this administrative region is known for its magnificent old harbour, which is the Vieux Port. The marina is surrounded by bars and restaurants and the views towards the sea are simply incredible. This is the main attraction of the city and it offers a medieval aspect to this side of the city, where the tourists enjoy spending time and admiring the boats that sail here. The Museum of Natural History of La Rochelle is also a touristic objective of the city, as well as the Aquarium, the Towers, Le Bunker, the Grande Roue La Rochelle and the Comedy Theatre La Rochelle.
This important area also offers sandy beaches that the tourists can enjoy, such as Fouras or the Chatelaillon Beach. The travellers will find many shops here and will be able to taste the French gastronomy in the traditional restaurants in the area. Those who are looking to stay a few days in this city can find excellent accommodation services at the Best Western Hotel Champlain France Angleterre, the Hotel Saint Nicholas, the Best Western Masqhotel, Le Savary and many more.