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Saintes is a town in southwestern France, in the Charente-Maritime department in the region of Poitou-Charentes. Saintes is one of the region’s major towns and it’s located on the banks of the Charente River, between La Rochelle and Bordeaux. Rent a self-catering Saintes holiday home and experience an attractive 'old town' with pretty medieval houses in typical narrow streets.

Saintes dates from Roman times - Roman ruins are still prominent throughout the town. When you stay in a holiday villa orapartment in Saintes, don’t forget to see the Roman highlight - the Arena. A fine example of an amphitheatre; it is located to the west of Saintes in an attractive wooded spot.

The stunning Arch of Germanicus, to the east of the Charente River, which passes through Saintes, was built at the entrance to a bridge, where the main Roman road crossed the river. The bridge was demolished in 1843 but the Arch was saved by Prosper Mérimée and rebuilt at its present location on the bank of the river.

When you rent accommodation in Saintes you’ll discover an area that is rich in history. The Arch of Germanicus is conveniently located next to the Archaeological museum where you can see more of the town’s Roman history – including a collection of sculptures and inscriptions. Other museums to see during a stay in Saintes include: the Musée du Présidial, which has a collection of regional ceramics and paintings of the 15th to 18th century. The Musée de l'Échevinage, which exhibits porcelain of Sèvres and paintings of the 19th and 20th century.

North-east of Saintes, La Roche Courbon has an impressively located chateau tucked away in an ancient forest. As well as the finely furnished castle and beautifully maintained French-style gardens, there is a prehistoric museum and some small caves.

Travelling to your self-catering Saintes rental property with your car is via the A10 from Paris / Bordeaux. Travel time from Paris is just over 4 ½ hours. For train services the TGV goes as far as Niort & Angouleme. There are good rail and bus services to Royan & Ile d'Oleron. Airports nearby include Bordeaux which is served by flights from airports all over the UK – airlines include: bmi baby, British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Flybe and Aer Lingus. La Rochelle is also conveniently located for reaching Saintes and airlines include: easyJet, Ryanair, Flybe, Jet2 and Aer Lingus.

The climate is mild and sunny, with less than 900 mm of precipitation per year. Average temperatures vary from 20 °C in summer to 5 °C in winter.

 

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Modern Apartment Le Castel Flore in Normandy Manche for 4 People

Modern Apartment Le Castel Flore in Normandy Manche for 4 People

Weekly Rental: GBP 550 to GBP 690

4 sleeps

This modern first-floor duplex is set in the grounds of a former mansion in the chic family resort of Carteret.

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Lovely Holiday Cottages in Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy - Adele Cottage

Lovely Holiday Cottages in Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy - Adele Cottage

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 350

6 sleeps

Adele is a lovely, spacious three bedroomed cottage in beautiful Southern Brittany, 20km west of Pontivy. With two

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Gîte Vol de nuit situated along the border of Choranche, Isere

Gîte Vol de nuit situated along the border of Choranche, Isere

Weekly Rental: EUR 600 to EUR 690

6 sleeps

Gîte Vol de nuit is situated along the border of Choranche, a nice little village, amidst a landscape of greenery,

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Beautiful 200 yr Old Renovated Farmhouse in Yvrench, Somme, Picardy

Beautiful 200 yr Old Renovated Farmhouse in Yvrench, Somme, Picardy

Weekly Rental: GBP 695 to GBP 995

15 sleeps

200 yr Old five double bedroomed house with two bathrooms in the Picardy village of Yvrench situated approximately 75

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Charming Holiday Gite in Videix, Limousin, France - La Vienne

Charming Holiday Gite in Videix, Limousin, France - La Vienne

Weekly Rental: EUR 495 to EUR 630

4 sleeps

Two wonderful French cottage gites in the heart of the Haute Vienne region of the Limousin / Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer - 25th August to 5th Sept 18 reduced to 800 Euros per week - enquire now!

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Fabulous farmhouse with games room in barn in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

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