What's the appeal?
Charante is situated in south western France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It’s within easy reach of Poitiers airport and flights from the UK take around one and a half hours. The Charente River runs through the region surrounded by beautiful countryside and vineyards and the area is famous for its cognac, sweet wine and Grand Champagne, regarded as one of the best champagnes in the world. This area of France is a popular destination for expat retirees drawn to the relaxed lifestyle and the local tourist board even claim you can live ten years longer here.