Self catering holidays
In the heart of Charente-Maritime, holidaymakers are transported to the islands at
Antilles de Jonzac. There's a lagoon, a tropical greenhouse, and even a sandy beach in this veritable temple of aquatic leisure.
Kids and grown ups will love the big pool, the water slides and diving into the waves. It's possible to tone up at the fitness centre and unwind thanks to the superb facilities that include the massage jets, whirlpools, sauna and steam room.
A little pampering is in order too with facial and body treatments on hand. Of course, the activities at Antilles de Jonzac are primarily designed for the kids who will love the playground.
In the heart of Haute-Saintonge, discover the vineyard of the Plaize family.
For five generations the farm has offered grape juice, Pays Charentais and Pineau des Charentes wines and cognac, in the purest tradition.
Come and make the most of a guided visit of the wineries and the distillery, and learn more about the production process. And, of course, following the visit, it's tasting time!
Equipped with a modern architecture, the Maison de la vigne et des saveurs in Archiac invites you to discover the origin of the artisanal and industrial wine growing world. In the heart of the land of Saintonge, you will learn the trade secrets of products such as Cognac and Pineau des Charentes and discover the day to day work of all the stakeholders.
Over the course of a free visit or a guided one (paid), you will be immersed in a place rich in information, before finishing with a tasting session, in due form, of its specialities.
On the St. James' Way, make a stop at Hôpital des Pèlerins. This unique medieval site will draw you in with its exceptional architecture. There, you will be able to discover various works of engraved graffiti, as well as numerous ornamental sculptures. A UNESCO heritage site, Hôpital des Pèlerins offers a history linked to pilgrimage and old-world hospitality. Once inside, what awaits you is a real step back in time.
The Pôle Nature de Vitrezay offers you a patchwork of landscapes. You can discover all the beauty and richness of the Gironde estuary there.
Go for a cruise on board the "Le Saintongeais" boat. If you prefer solid ground, a stroll on foot or by bike is sure to delight. Fans of fishing will also be pleased.
In other words, going to the Pôle Nature de Vitrezay means immersing yourself in an authentic preserved natural environment.