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Make a holiday apartment in Ile d'Aix your home away from home

Just 3 km long and 600 metres wide, Ile d’Aix is a tiny jewel of an island home to several well-preserved examples of French military architecture. It is also well known for its charming village, scenic trails, and sandy beaches. HomeAway has a good selection of holiday apartments on Ile d’Aix, most of which are either right on the water or have water views. Numerous holiday homes are also available that can accommodate larger groups and like the holiday apartments in Ile d’Aix, all are well facilitated and maintained for a comfortable stay.

Things to do

Ile d’Aix is a small, beautiful island that is probably best known for its connection with Napoleon. He first visited in the island in 1808, only to return 7 years later following the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon spent his last days on French soil here, as he made a failed attempt to escape to America. 200 years later, Ile d’Aix has transformed into an idyllic holiday destination with peaceful hiking trails, beaches, and reminders from its fascinating past.

-The beaches are a major draw. Despite the small size of Ile d’Aix, the island has four separate beaches. The largest is La Grande Plage, which is a broad sandy beach perfect for sunbathing and swimming. La Plage aux Coquillages has a few more pebbles and is smaller, but is also more sheltered. Tiny Plage de l’anse de la Croix is the closest to town and boasts a view of Fort de la Rade.

-Hiking and cycling are favoured ways to spend time during stays in an Ile d’Aix holiday home. The mild weather on Ile d’Aix makes it well suited for outdoor activities and as there are few cars on the island, the preferred method of travel is on a bicycle or on foot. Ile d’Aix is small enough to traverse easily on a bicycle and marked trails wrap around the island, offering unparalleled views of the the Bay of Biscay and the French mainland.

-Fort de la Rade dates back to the early 18th century and was built to provide protection against the English. Covering the southern tip of the island, it is just a stone’s throw away from town and numerous Ile d’Aix holiday apartments.

-Fort Liedot is located on the northern half of the island. Fort Liedot was commission by Napoleon himself as an “indestructible and impregnable” structure. Sitting at the highest point on the island, the fort was able to accommodate 600 soldiers when it was completed in 1835. It was later converted into a prison for military and political prisoners and operated as such until the middle of the 20th century. Today, it is open to visitors.

-Ile d’Aix village is the hub of life on the island. The island is dotted with homes and business, but most of the holiday apartments in Ile d’Aix are situated within its village. Located on the southern half of the island just north of Fort de la Rade, this charming row of streets is home to boutique shops and restaurants that are a favourite with holidaymakers and day trippers.

The Weather in Ile d'Aix

Ile d’Aix enjoys warm summers, with high temperatures peaking in the high 20s in August. The island is pleasantly warm from April through October each year, during which there is only a small amount of rainfall. Winters on Ile d’Aix are relatively mild, and low temperatures hover well above freezing.

Getting to Ile d'Aix

As Ile d’Aix is an island, the only way to reach it is by ferry. Ferries depart regularly from the nearby town of Fouras throughout the year. During the island’s high season (summer), there are also ferries available from La Rochelle and Oleron. La Rochelle Airport receives flights from London, Paris, and other major European cities, making Ile d’Aix easily accessible.

    Very Good! 4/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6467110
    5
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      Excellent! 4.4/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 9
      House #1299376a
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Multiple rentals Apartment #1393169a
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 9
          Multiple rentals Apartment #1393169a
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (18 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 5
            House #6360593
            18
            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (9 reviews)
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              • 5 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 11
              House #6147855
              9
              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 8
                House #6669162
                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #944522a
                  11
                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #6627515
                    2
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #6676621
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                        • 7 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Separate Toilets
                        • Sleeps 16
                        House #6417548
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                          House #1444394a
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                            • 6 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
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                            House #6364802
                            4
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1551512a
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #1205931a
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 14
                                  Villa #1416633a
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 12
                                    House #6102894
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (10 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      House #1450491a
                                      10
                                      Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (11 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        House #1432709a
                                        11
                                        Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (16 reviews)
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                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 12
                                          Villa #1708778
                                          16
                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Studio #1435060a
                                            5
                                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #6086224
                                              88
                                              Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Apartment #6677881
                                                22
                                                Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #1469713a
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #1296883a
                                                    18
                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      House #6696426
                                                      20
                                                      Viewed 96 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (37 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #6157935
                                                        37
                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (33 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #683448a
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                                                          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #1379226a
                                                            11
                                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              House #6642619
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                                                              Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #1398449a
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  House #6663341
                                                                  12
                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (19 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1186465a
                                                                    19
                                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #1437545a
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        House #6560928
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #6695002
                                                                          9
                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #1361357a
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #1381947a
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #1151829a
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals House #1085643a
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    House #1329366a
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #1402319a
                                                                                      12
                                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (15 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Apartment #1411035a
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Studio #1013603a
                                                                                          9
                                                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                            (16 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #1329409a
                                                                                            16
                                                                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                              (17 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #6662276
                                                                                              17
                                                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #1271158a
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1456948a
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals House #2402000
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (26 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      House #567558a
                                                                                                      26
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic family holiday in an ideal location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our party was 4 adults and my 4 year old daughter. The house was a perfect size in a lovely location - about a 10-15 minute walk to the town, on a fairly quiet road and a 5-10 minute walk to the nearest supermarket. No need for a car unless you plan to explore the island, although this is also possible by bike if you have the energy. The house itself was superbly equipped. During our stay there was an unusual hot spell and, after our pleas for some relief from the heat, the owner promptly arranged for some fans to be provided. The swimming pool was great and the hot tub a nice touch, although we didn't use it too much due to the hot weather! The pool temperature was fairly comfortable and the owner had provided balls and floats etc to keep my daughter happy. There's a large covered area outside which is great for al fresco dining and there's also a BBQ, although we didn't use it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone looking to get away from it all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing place to stay with small children

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was modern, stylish and very clean. It was perfect in location - close to the beach and the supermarket, and a great base to explore the rest of the island by bike. The bakery across the road was visited daily!! The enclosed garden was very safe for our toddler, she could explore outside without any concern. Finally the property owner was very pleasant to deal with and very helpful- a great experience in Bois Plage!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017