La Rochelle Vieux PortSeeking the sun?  Don't want to drive as far as the South of France? Then look no further than the Poitou-Charentes region of western France.  Known for its sunny climate, coming a close 2nd to Provence,  a region filled with sunflowers, sleepy villages, historical towns such as La Rochelle and the beautiful coast line island of Ile-de-Ré.

A region with something for everyone.  There is the theme park of Futuroscope, on the outskirts of Poitiers, one of the largest in Europe.  For art lovers take a visit to Cognac and meander in and out of the many art galleries.  La Rochelle, an interesting historical port opening onto the Atlantic coast and the Bay of Biscay it is no wonder that it is home to the largest yachting marina in France. 

For the food lovers, as in all regions of France, market life is paramount.  But the great advantage of this region is the fantastic choice of seafood available. Visit the coastal villages early morning for a fresh local catch of fish, oysters, mussels or other crustacea.  Sample the spiced meats or local cheeses.  Certainly a feast to be taken home to your holiday cottage or villa to enjoy with a glass of locally produced Chardonnay. Not to mention a nightcap of local Cognac or Armagnac.

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