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Sports and Leisure in Poitou-Charentes

sea and river fun in CognacSea, River and Canal pleasure: In the Marais Poitevin: accompanied tours in flat bottomed boats from each village of this fascinating, mysterious "bayou of France". Canoeing along the Marais Poitevin or the Charente river houseboats : possibility of hiring pleasure boat cruisers 2 to 12 berth) for weekends or week- long holidays for a memorable journey down the Charente river and opportunity to visit Saintes, Cognac, Jarnac along the river itself. Or along the Marais Poitevin.

Sailing, windsurfing and beach combing from the resort towns on the Atlantic: Royan, La Rochelle, SaintPalais-sur-mer, Vaux-sur-mer and the offshore famous islands of Re and Oléron linked by car.

Ferry cruises to the islands go by Fort Boyard off the scenic port of La Rochelle.

cognac france spasBiking, hiking and the great outdoors: Bicycling tours on the gentle roads of the Saintonge province, the valleys of the rivers Charente and Vienne and in the Marais Poitevin.

"Roulottes" i,horse-drawn caravans) in the Poitou and the Saintonge provinces, off the beaten tracks. 

Golf: Fourteen golf courses throughout the region satisfy players of all levels.

Spa/Thalassotherapy: Sea therapy centers are located in Royan, Châtelaillon, lIe de Re and lIe d'Oléron.

Region Highlights - Gastronomy, Sports and Leisure, Art & Culture, Cognac from A to Z, and Directions to Poitou-Charentes.

For additional information, visit the Cognac Country website.

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