CHARENTE is it right for you?
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.
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.
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.