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Cheap flights to Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes is a region of France located in the western end, facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay. It is one of the more sunny regions in the country, having a microclimate that is characterised by mild warmness with a bit of cool. The state is divided into four departments namely Charente (south), Charente-Maritime (west), Deux-Sevres (north), and Vienne (east). Charente-Maritime is the only one of these departments that has a coastline, while Vienne holds the state capital, Poitiers. Other important cities in the area include La Rochelle, Niort, Angouleme, Chatellerault, Rochefort, Saintes, and Royan. 

 

What to see & do

La Rochelle - Giving off a relaxed vibe, travellers may have their downtime in this city near the Atlantic Coast. Enjoy a meal on a restaurant on the quayside, discover secret shopping streets fringed with arcades, or even visit the city's many museums. Notable places include the Maritime Museum, and the Aquarium, one of Europe's largest interactive aqua-themed parks. La Rochelle is also famous for its very hip Vieux Port, and its contemporary scene filled with music festivals, sports events, and shows, as well as the Le Grand Pavois, Europe's biggest floating boat show. 

Ile de Re - Known as the White Island for the quality of its light and white-washed houses, Ile de Re is another picturesque destination by the Atlantic Coast. Explore the island's ten villages which include two on the list of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, or follow a network of trails by bike or on horseback. Wander too, on the Saint-Martin-de-Re, where travellers may spot one of the famous 'Donkeys in Trousers'.

Nature Park of Marais Poitevin - Dubbed as 'Green Venice', the Nature Park of Marais Poitevin is a unique landscape that has been created, shaped, and maintained by water across the centuries. It is the second largest wetland in France, and is inter-regional by nature, shared by various states within mainland France. Activities which can be enjoyed within the destination include birdwatching, exploration, canoeing, trail-exploring, and of course, gastronomy. 

 

How to get around within Poitou-Charentes

Trains, cars, and boats are the major modes of transport in the state. Having a coastal border, the state has developed a ferry system, connecting it to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and to other states in France. In the mainland, cars and trains dominate the transport scene, with various car rental companies and railway lines available. Cabs are also available, although cab drivers tend to mark-up prices for tourists. Other modes include bicycles and foot transport. 

 

How to get there

If travelling and touring the Poitou-Charentes region, the Poitiers Airport and the La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport are good places to land. Both serve the region and provide flights to travellers who are coming from the European countries of the United Kingdom, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, and Ireland. Domestic flights from Orly and Lyon are also available. If coming outside of these areas, travellers are advised to land to the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport then take a train going to the region, or land through the Orly Airport then take another flight to the La Rochelle-Ile de Re Airport. Airlines that travel the above-mentioned destinations include Flybe, Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair, HOP!, and many others. 

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