Poitou-Charentes - The green Venedig
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There's a unique connection between land and sea in Poitou-Charentes. Enjoy the sandy beaches at the along the Atlantic Coast and get inspired by the numerous canals.
If you want to have a rest in the nature, take a bicycle tour to explore the surroundings or taste the wide selection of vines: There's something for everybody!
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Activities in Poitou-Charentes
In Poitou-Charentes you can find a lot of different walking and biking trails to explore the natural environment.
You also have the opportunity to go on a boat trip and visit one of the island nearby like Ile d'Oléron or Ile de Ré.
If you're more interested in the animal world, you can visit de zoo de la Palmyre or the big aquarium La Rochelle.
The international film festival as well as the international sail week are two of the big highlights in Poitou-Charentes.
Gastronomy in Poitou-Charentes
Obviously seafood, crustaceans and mussels are part of the regional cuisine. The Oysters of Marennes-Oléron and the Moules de Bouchot taste are just delicious! If you want to enjoy the tradition of Poitou-Charentes, you can order Farci Poitevin (vegetable paste). For dessert, you get chesse such as Chabichou du Poitou, Tourteau Fromagé or Broyé de Poitou.
Furthermore, the beautiful region in France can also present you an appropriate vine!
A secret hint: Try the Pineau des Charente, a wonderful combination of grape juice and the famous cognac.