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Pons has a lovely main square with cafes overlooking the old Chateau keep.
Villas in Pons from the Holiday Villa Company
We offer a splendid hand-picked selection of holiday villas in France, including villas with pools in Pons. All villas have been personally inspected to ensure they meet our high standards and offer our guests a certain 'something special'. We have holiday villas and chateaux in Pons, Poitiers and Jonzac. Most French holiday villas and chateaux here are available throughout the year, so if you are interested in a Christmas break with a difference just ask our holiday team for details.
Villa holidays in Pons, Charentes - Overview
Pons is an impressive, fortified hill town with good access to many places of interest in the Charente Maritime area, as well being handy for the French west coast. The landscape of the Pons area is generally flat, wooded agricultural land until you reach the hills of the Vendee in the north.
Pons, Charentes - Facilities & Amenities
Pons town has excellent facilities with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants, a handsome chateau and an inviting, pretty square with outdoor cafes. Nearby Jonzac is well known for its thermal baths - Les Thermes de Jonzac - and there is also a large swimming complex (Les Antilles de Jonzac) offering a wide variety of leisure activities. There is a beautiful chateau in the centre of the town.
Angouleme is the largest nearby town, a busy centre with good shopping, it also has an interesting old quarter and many restaurants. Worth visiting nearby to Pons is La Rochefoucauld. The chateau is reminiscent of the chateaux of the Loire and its Italianate grand courtyard is one of the finest in France. A few kilometres away from Pons, Lusignan has an ancient ruined castle said to have been built by the fairy Melusine. Angouleme lies at the head of the navigable part of the river Charente which flows along a wide valley from there, through Cognac, to the old Roman town of Saintes.
From Saintes, the river flows to its mouth just below Rochefort-sur-Mer. This is the area of marshland that runs along the coast known as the Marais, famous for its oyster beds. The town is also well known for its 300 years of ship building vividly recorded in the Corderie Royale (Royal Ropeworks Museum).
Each town or village in the Charente has a market on different days of the week, and there are numerous bric-a-brac and brocante (country antique stalls) from May until September. Music festivals, theatre and dance throughout the summer all add to the activities available in and around Pons.
Pons, Charentes - Beaches & Coast
The coast is within easy striking distance to Pons, at Port Maubert and Vitrezay. There is also the option to head north to the famous seaside resort and historic port of La Rochelle. Over the whole Charente Maritime region there's a host of good sailing, swimming and water sports together with walking and good cycling - all making this an attractive region for an activity holiday in France.
Pons, Charentes - Food & Wine
The region around Pons is perhaps best known as the centre for the production of fine brandies. The great Houses of Hennessey, Martel, Remy Martin, Otard, Courvoisier and others are based in and around the small towns of Cognac and Jarnac. Pinaud is also produced here, an unusual drink which combine wine and cognac - delicious when accompanying the local specialities of snails and caviar! The food in Pons is superb with an abundance of excellent fish and shellfish, fresh fruit, vegetables, wines, cheese and charcuteries.
Pons, Charentes - Golf Courses
There are a number of golf courses in the Pons area including Le golf de Royan in the hamlet of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, near to Royan and set in the pine forest.
Pons, Charentes - Fishing
Fishing is also a popular activity with our clients staying in a villa in the Pons area, with plenty of coarse fishing in the river Charente and in the region's many lakes. And of course there is the sea with plenty of opportunity to hire fishing boats for the day.
Our selection of villas in Pons
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