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Poitou Charentes Property, Holidays and Lifestyle

Welcome to FrenchEntrée Poitou Charentes. This website was created to serve as a comprehensive source of information about the beautiful region of Poitou Charentes. Welcome to the Poitou-Charentes site of FrenchEntrée. The site for all those who find themselves visiting the region, whether living here or on holiday in the Poitou-Charentes.

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From outdoor activities and culinary delights to historic villages and the world famous Cognac, Charente is an evergreen destination for visitors. more...

Taste of the terroir: Ile d'Oléron

Oleron oysterThe Île d’Oléron, off the west coast of Charente-Maritime, boasts a lengthy tradition of gastronomy. In a taste of the terroir special, we visit the island in search of its regional specialities. more...

Some news about Hermione

HermioneIn the C17th, Colbert, French Prime Minister and adviser to Louis 14th, selected Rochefort as the ideal area for a shipyard. Louis 14th, the Sun King, the most famous king of France, wanted to achieve his power on land and on sea. more...

Wildlife Parks and Nature Reserves - a Good Day Out

ZoodysseeIf you are looking for a day out visiting or appreciating the flora and fauna of Poitou Charentes, especially with children, here’s a comprehensive list of wildlife parks and nature reserves to keep them entertained. more...

Getting Together in Deux-Sevres

Looking for New Members Get Together groupIt’s not always easy making new friends when you move to a new area, or finding out where you can meet people with similar interests. You might need an English-speaking dentist or a good vet for your pet. more...

Your Siddalls Adviser in Poitou Charentes

Meet David Hardy David Hardy - Siddalls AdvisorSiddalls advisers in France provide support and up-to-date information on any issues that may affect your finances when becoming a French resident. They are able to identify problems in a language you will understand and suggest personalised solutions. more...

Poitou-Charentes Wildlife

By Chris Luck FrenchEntrée-Poitou CharentesI hope that this glimpse into the Wildlife of Poitou-Charentes will encourage readers to wander a little from the beaten track and enjoy some of the living treasures that the ... more...

La Rochelle, jewel of the Atlantic coast

La RochelleThis fine old port town may not have too many sandy beaches but it offers some great restaurants bars and shopping plus plenty of culture, history and maritime atmosphere says Michael Streeter.... more...

Buying in the Poitou-Charentes

What to avoid © Elenathewise - Fotolia.comFollowing my last article on the healthy state of the French property market I thought it would be useful to highlight the five most common mistakes UK purchasers make when looking for their dream home in the Poitou-Charentes. more...

Anyone for cricket?

Cricket teamAnyone for cricket? The St Aulaye club is looking for players and social members – could one of them be you? more...

La Résistance en Charente

FrenchEntrée-Poitou CharentesThe work, commitment and passion of the French Resistance is legendary and living in the Charente seems to make those bygone days seem more real, especially as there ... more...

Exhibition: The Enchanted World of Jacques Demy, Rochefort

Presented at the Cinémathèque Française from April to August 2013, the parisian exhibition about Jacques Demy’s enchanted world is coming to Rochefort and will be in the museum Hebre de Saint Clement from March 1st to August 31st 2014. more...

Verteuil sur Charente, Pays Ruffecois

This village dates back many centuries and is not only regarded as one of the most beautiful villages of the Charente, but is also steeped in history. more...

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Sud Charente

It is not surprising that Aubeterre has been singled out by the Association as one of the Classé villages in France. With its steep lanes, tiered houses, red-tiled roofs and flower-decked balconies, it looks like a village in the Pyrenees. more...

Attractions near the Charente

(picture 7938tl)There are lots of things to see and do just outside the region in the neighbouring départements of Deux Sèvres, Vienne and Haute Vienne. Here are just some of the major attractions you'll find close by so you won't miss out ... more...

La Rochefoucauld, Angoumois

This small town on the banks of the river Tardoire is dominanted by a beautiful Renaissance château christened by the Charentaise as the “Pearl of the Angoumois”. more...


(picture 7027tr "Hôtel de Ville")Châteauneuf-sur-Charente is at the heart of Cognac country with three of the six official vintages of the Cognac region ... more...


Come and sample the ‘eau-de-vie’ (Picture 9785tl)No-one could come to the Charente without going to the world famous town of Cognac, which can be found on the banks of the river Charente. Famous for its ... more...

Fancy a picnic on the beach?

Try your local plan d'eau Deux-Sèvres may well be a land-locked department, but that does not mean that there is not a place to build sandcastles or a beach from which parents can watch the kids swim in supervised stretches of water. All this and more is available, if not in the town or village where you are, then within a few miles at a local Plan d'Eau. more...

Confolens, Charente-Limousin

Confolens is in the Charente-Limousin area of the Charente départment where the limestone changes to granite and the valleys become steeper, and at Confolens the Vienne and Goire rivers converge to create a beautiful riverside town. more...

Property Management – est 2002

LBVPeople you can trust to look after your property when you’re not around. Exceptional service at competitive prices. The one stop shop solution for second home owners in France.

Credit Agricole Charente-Périgord Bank and Insurance

Charente-PérigordGet the right advice for your French banking and insurance needs in a language that you understand thanks to our bilingual financial advisors. Call us on 0545 204 960.

Need French healthcare?

Essential HealthcareExclusive Healthcare offer Top Up health insurance to residents and home owners in France. Private health cover is also available. Learn More

Europe’s market leader in river cruises

Croisi EuropeFrench family-run company building, owning and operating almost 40 elegant ships. From French Canals to European and Asian rivers and coastlines, CroisiEurope offers the largest destination cruises among the marketplace.

La Rochelle and Coastal Vendee Property Search

Garden sea viewAn independent property finding service tailored to your needs and budget offering you support through the buying process. From sea view properties in coastal Vendee to La Rochelle city apartments, Ma Maison Parfaite is dedicated to finding your dream property.

Expert French mortgage advice

French mortgagesVisit the mortgage zone for up-to-date information, FAQs and best buy French mortgages. Repayment and interest only French mortgages available.

Vendee and Poitou Property

Vouvant VendeeVouvant, Fontenay le Comte, Niort, La Chataigneraie, St Maixent L’Ecole, Marais Poitevin… Poitou Property Services dedicated to finding you the right property at the best possible price.

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