HomeAway has a wide choice of holiday homes and apartments in the La Rochelle-Surgeres area. This destination has something for everyone – there are excellent beaches close by, and in the city you’ll encounter lots of history, family attractions and an impressive old harbour that is home to first-class seafood restaurants. There is a selection of accommodation in a variety of settings - on the waterfront, in the centre of La Rochelle or in the idyllic rural countryside inland from the coast. Many of the rentals here are traditional buildings, but stylishly decorated and fitted with up-to-date kitchens and bedrooms. You can track down the La Rochelle-Surgeres area holiday home that’s perfect for you by choosing the guest facilities you need - Internet access, a barbecue, a parking space and air-conditioning are common features here.
-Beaches. Île de Ré sits just off the coast of La Rochelle, and is accessible by road. Here you’ll find some superb beaches, like Conche des Baleines, which offers a long and wide sandy beach fringed by sand dunes. People also head for Île de Ré to make the most of some great surfing conditions on the Atlantic side.
-Food and drink. The Vieuz Port are of La Rochelle is famed for its high concentration of excellent fish restaurants, an upshot of being at the heart of the local oyster-farming and fishing industries. A local speciality here is Moules Charentais, which is mussels in an onion, cream and wine sauce.
-La Rochelle Aquarium. One of the largest aquariums in the world, this attraction offers plenty to keep visitors of all ages fascinated. Among the 12,000 different species kept here are varieties of shark, rays, jellyfish, coral and crustaceans. The aquarium is also an important centre for research into the preservation of sea turtles.
-History. The Vieux Port area is packed with buildings dating back four hundred years or more. The Town Hall, with its ornate carvings, is particularly impressive, and dates the 1600s. Defending the harbour are the medieval Three Towers, which are an official National Monument and can each be climbed for memorable views of the harbour and city.
-Cycling. If you head for La Rochelle’s tourist office you’ll be able to get detailed information on the many cycle routes around this bike-friendly city and surrounding landscape. It was in La Rochelle that one of the world’s first cycle-sharing schemes was implemented, and the Île de Ré is a particularly attractive spot for a bike ride.
La Rochelle-Surgeres area holiday apartments are set in a part of France that gets an Oceanic climate, which brings mild weather for most of the year, with neither excessive highs or lows. Summers are moderately warm, with highs in the mid-20s and usually less precipitation than in other seasons. Winters here tend to be mild, with daily highs often reaching double figures, even in December and January. Lows only rarely slip below freezing at this time of year. In spring an autumn maximum temperatures are normally in the upper-teens.
If you’re reaching holiday homes in La Rochelle-Surgeres area from abroad then you can fly to La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport (LRH) from a number of cities in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, as well as Paris. The city is also well-connected by rail, with regional lines, and services to and from the capital, and cities on the west coast such as Nantes, Bordeaux and Poitiers. By road, the E601 and the E602 connect with the E5, which runs much of the length of western France, from Tours to Bordeaux.