Oysters are exported worldwide from Charente-Maritime

Charente-Maritime (17)

Properties for sale in Charente-Maritime

Charente MaritimeCharente-Maritime is a department on the Atlantic west coast of France, named after the Charente River. It borders the departments of Gironde, Charente, Deux-Sèvres, Dordogne and Vendée. The west of the department borders the Atlantic Ocean and the south-west forms the northern part of the Aquitaine basin and the Garonne estuary.

Charente-Maritime is the only coastal department of Poitou-Charente and the most popular department in the region for tourism, with 420km of sandy beaches. The two Charente departments  mark a transition from northern France to southern France; noted for Romanesque architecture, they are full of historical and cultural treasures.  The Charente Maritime, being a coastal department, is predominantly flat, with small farms interspersed with woodland.  

         Cathedral of Sainte Pierre, Saintes, Charente-Maritime


Prefecture - La Rochelle

Places of Interest

La Rochelle – historic coastal city with a famous old port and aquarium
Ile de Ré and Ile d'Oleron – Atlantic islands
Marais Poitevin – marshland
Royan, La Palmyre, St Georges de Didonne - popular seaside resorts
Rochefort – historic town
Saintes – historic town with Roman ampitheatre.

Weather in Charente-Maritime

Travelling to the Charente-Maritime


Travelling to Charente-Maritime by Ferry

French Terminal St Malo Caen Le havre Roscoff Cherbourg Dieppe Calais Dunkerque
Approx. journey time to La Rochelle
3hr 45min 4hr 25min 5hr 5hr 05min 5hr 15min 5hr 30min 6hr 50min 7hr 10min

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Nearest Airports:

Airport La Rochelle
Bordeaux Bergerac
Approx. journey time to La Rochelle
- 1hr 40min 2hr 2hr 50min 3hr 15min



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TGV Stations in Poitou-Charente:

Angoulême, La Rochelle, Niort, Poitiers, Ruffec, St Maixent, Surgères