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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
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 9
      House #1299376a
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
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        • Sleeps 5
        House #6360593
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        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 9
          Multiple rentals Apartment #1393169a
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Multiple rentals Apartment #1393169a
            2
            Viewed 7 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 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 8
                House #6669162
                Viewed 8 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #1425547a
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #6627515
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                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #6676621
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                          • 7 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilets
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                          House #6417548
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (4 reviews)
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                            • 6 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #6364802
                            4
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #1444394a
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1551512a
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #1205931a
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 14
                                    Villa #1416633a
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 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 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (9 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #1432709a
                                          9
                                          Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (14 reviews)
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            Villa #1708778
                                            14
                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #6086224
                                              88
                                              Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Studio #1435060a
                                                4
                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #1469713a
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 21 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 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #6677881
                                                      20
                                                      Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        House #6696426
                                                        18
                                                        Viewed 99 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #1296883a
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                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #1398449a
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              House #6560928
                                                              5
                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #6695002
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #1361357a
                                                                  8
                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1456948a
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      House #1381947a
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #1151829a
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 25 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 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #1402319a
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #1411035a
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 26 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 14 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    House #6662276
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 24 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 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Villa #6523286
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          House #6663341
                                                                                          12
                                                                                          Viewed 9 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 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Multiple rentals House #2402000
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #1440287a
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (26 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #567558a
                                                                                                  26
                                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (32 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #683448a
                                                                                                    32
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      House #947414a
                                                                                                      12
                                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Nous avons passé un merveilleux moment à Le Patio. Il a un excellent emplacement près du centre de La Rochelle et a tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour vos vacances. Nous avons apprécié assis sur le patio au début et à la fin de la journée. Nos hôtes gentils nous ont emmenés de l'aéroport. Des vacances agréables.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Great location, good condition.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was in a good location. Communication was very good although it was occasionally difficult given to the couple not speaking English fully. They were very patient despite our delayed arrival. We loved our stay at the place.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 04, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016