Villa Salena - Where it is and what's around

This holiday rental villa is in the Charente Maritime, west France.

In a perfect location for exploring the departments of Charente Maritime and Charente (near the border between the two). In the village of Sainte Lheurin, near to the town of Jonzac (10 miles) in the Haute Saintonge region . Easy access to Cognac, Saintes and the coast around Royan and La Palmyre. Well situated for trips to La Rochelle, Rochefort, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix, Bordeaux and the Gironde / Medoc wine regions.

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Amenities close at hand


The village of Archiac (3 miles) - bakery, supermarket, bar, post office, bank, pharmacy. The town of Jonzac (10 miles) - market 3 times a week, supermarket, shops, all amenities.


Archiac (3 miles), Jonzac (10 miles), Cierzac (5 miles), Clam (6 miles), Mosnac-sur-Saugne (10 miles).
See the restaurants at Jonzac.

Beaches, bathing, water sports

Jonzac (10 miles) - Leisure lake (heated by thermal spring) with sandy beach. Lots of children's activities, play area, roller-blade, climbing wall, electric boats, bouncy castles, horse riding, acro-branch.
Spa health centre, indoor and outdoor fun pools, panoramic restaurant.
Royan (37 miles), sandy beaches, port, water sports, golf.
Saint George de Didonne (35 miles).
Talmont sur Gironde (32 miles).
La Palmyre (47 miles), vast beaches and good surfing.

Visits et activities

Pons (12 miles) - Medieval fort and gardens. Jonzac (10 miles) - superb historic town centre. Archiac (5 miles) - Cognac discovery centre. Montguyon (28 miles) - Race track, electric go-karts, driving school and demonstrations. Sainte Aiguilin (37 miles) - Nature centre, cycle trails, canoes, kayaks, fishing. Jonzac/Nuelles (10 miles) - Aero-club, micro-light and hot-air balloon initiation. Cognac (13 miles) - medieval town centre, chateau, the famous Martel cognac factory to visit. Royan (37 miles) - superb beach, lively resort town, water sports, golf. Talmont sur Gironde - pretty fishing village, sea-food, excellent bird-watching. La Palmyre (47 miles) - well known for its vast sandy beaches, water sports and surfing spots. Fabulous zoo, one of the best in France.

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Aerial view of Charente Maritime holiday villa

Nearby towns

Jonzac 10 miles / 16km

Pons 12 miles / 19km

Cognac 13 miles / 21km

Saintes 26 miles / 41km

Royan 37 miles / 59km

Easy access

14 miles / 23 km from the A10 / E5 motorway, exit N° 36.

An hour and a half from La Rochelle airport. Low-cost air links from the UK. An hour and a quarter from Bordeaux airport, air links from most european cities.

13 miles / 21km from Cognac train station.