Green tourism

If you are a nature lover and want to spend a family holiday in France, Poitou-Charentes is the place to be.


You can enjoy a birdwatching session alone or with your family. The Poitou-Charentes area provides many vantage points and other beautiful places to enjoy nature such as islands and estuaries.


This area of French Atlantic coast hosts a variety of landscapes such as dunes and salt marshes, the vineyards and valleys and the beaches. The absence of mountains makes this area easily accessible to everyone and suitable for bike tours.

Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the several cycling paths and take a rest on the ocean shore or beside a river. You can also experience fishing in the Pescalis angling centre near Parthenay.

You can learn more about this special ecosystem by visiting the Nature environment centers, the Maisons du Parc in the marshland of Marais Poitevin and the Vitrezay Nature Centre on the Gironde estuary.

And for accommodation, don’t forget to check the hotels or campsites with the European Ecolabel, you will recognize them by the flower symbol.