CHAR­ENTE is it right for you?

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Property prices

Char­ente is the sec­ond cheap­est depart­ment in Poitou-Char­entes, with an av­er­age re­sale price of €108,000 com­pared to the re­gional av­er­age of €138,000.

Weather

Char­ente ben­e­fits from a mi­cro­cli­mate, which makes it one of France’s sun­ni­est ar­eas. The depart­ment en­joys warm sum­mers and mild win­ters, al­though there is plenty of rain­fall, which keeps the coun­try­side green.

Ac­tiv­i­ties

For those who like the wa­ter, there is plenty to do in Char­ente with both the river and the Haute-Char­ente lakes pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for boat­ing, fish­ing and wa­ter sports. There are a num­ber of pretty vil­lages to visit, in­clud­ing Au­beterre-surDronne and Jarnac, as well as a hand­ful of bustling towns, in­clud­ing cap­i­tal An­goulême and Cognac. Lo­cal spe­cial­i­ties to try in­clude cognac and pineau des Char­entes, and a vine­yard and cognac house tour is a must.

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