Cheap flights to Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes is an administrative region that is located in south-western France. Poitou-Charentes has four departments namely Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, and Vienne. Its historical provinces are Angoumois, Aunis, Saintonge, and Poitou. The regional capital of Poitou-Charentes is Poitiers. Notable cities that travellers should consider visiting in Poitou-Charentes are La Rochelle, Niort, Angoulême, Châtellerault, Saintes, Rochefort, and Royan.

Poitou-Charentes' residents are known as Picto-Charentais. In the year 2003, it is said that the region ranked 15th out of 26 when it comes to population and also ranked 12th in area. Three regional languages in Poitou-Charentes are Poitevin, Saintongeais, and Occitan. These regional languages are spoken by a minority of people in the region.

Parc Naturel Interrégional du Marais Poitevin - Located in Marais Poitevin, tourists can check this tranquil bird-filled wetland that was also dubbed as the Venise Verte or Green Venice. It is called as such because of the duckweed that turns the waterways emerald green each spring and summer. This area has become increasingly popular with domestic tourists, and if travellers want somewhere they can really get into the rural life, the Marais Poitevin waterways are their best bet.

Aquarium La Rochelle - This is a state-of-the-art aquarium that is extremely popular to families. The tour starts by descending in a submarine to the ocean floor, where your expedition of the underwater life begins. The place also features a huge open-ocean aquarium that are full of sea animals such as rays, sharks, jellyfish, piranhas, seahorses, turtles, newt, and mudskippers.

Defensive Towers - You cannot miss the great structures which are called the three defensive towers, which guard the harbour whenever you're in the area of La Rochelle. These defensive towers date back to medieval times when control of the city was contested by both French and English. Visitors should check out these towers, and if you are in good health, climb up them as well to see a magnificent view of the area. The staff here is friendly and speak both English and French.

How to get around within Poitou-Charentes

Though many travellers suggest you go around the region by car, there are still good and reliable methods of public transportations here. There is an urban bus system serving the four departments and information on routes and timetables is available from local SNCF Train Stations, bus stations, Tourist Offices, and Bar Tabacs. The main bus stations in principal towns of the departments are in Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, and Vienne. There are also train services going to larger towns such as Niort, Poitiers, Saintes, Bordeaux, and Nantes.

How to get there

Getting a major airport for your trip when you book a flight to this area will be an easier option as there are more airlines that serve major airlines, plus you can also see the nearby major cities of France. Aeroport Carcassonne Salvaza, Aeroport Toulouse-Blagnac, and Aeroport de Bordeaux are the three options you can have when it comes to booking your flights. These airports are served by airlines such as Air France Lufthansa, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, and Virgin Express. Book the cheapest flights via Skyscanner in order to get the best deals. 

Flights to Poitou-Charentes

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