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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
    (5 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6467110
    5
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
      (8 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 9
      House #1299376a
      8
      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        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 13 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 8
                House #6669162
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #944522a
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                  Viewed 10 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
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Apartment #1407981a
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                          • 6 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilets
                          • Sleeps 12
                          House #6364802
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                            • 7 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 16
                            House #6417548
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1551512a
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Apartment #1407984a
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 14
                                  Villa #1416633a
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 12
                                    House #6102894
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (11 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      House #1450491a
                                      11
                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (13 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        House #1432709a
                                        13
                                        Viewed 25 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 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilets
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #6086224
                                            90
                                            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                              (25 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Apartment #6677881
                                              25
                                              Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #1379226a
                                                13
                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #1296883a
                                                  19
                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (20 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #6642619
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                                                    Viewed 47 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 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #1469713a
                                                        9
                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1398449a
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 32 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 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              House #6696426
                                                              21
                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (40 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #6157935
                                                                40
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #1437545a
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #6695002
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      House #1402319a
                                                                      15
                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (29 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Cottage #1781368
                                                                        29
                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (41 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #900604a
                                                                          41
                                                                          Viewed 9 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (16 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1010006a
                                                                              16
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #1411035a
                                                                                15
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #1329409a
                                                                                  16
                                                                                  Viewed 25 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 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #6662276
                                                                                      17
                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (33 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #683448a
                                                                                        33
                                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals House #1085643a
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (10 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Studio #1013603a
                                                                                            10
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #1381947a
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Multiple rentals House #2402000
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #1361357a
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                  Île-d'Aix Holiday Homes & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Excellent

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Superb stay the accommodation was great very comfortable with everything you could want. Throughout our stay felt more like guests of the family not paying guests, we were kept supplied with fresh produce from the garden and eggs from the chicken and the daily visits from the dogs were a delight. All in all cannot recommend highly enough will definitely return. Susie, Roddy and children were delightful and certainly made it a holiday to remember.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                  Fantastic!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The property is exactly as shown on the photographs. There were 3 couples in our party and there was plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need and there is plenty of garden furniture and sun loungers for everyone to relax comfortably. The communication from Veronique throughout the reservation and our stay was excellent. When we had a problem with the washing machine, Veronique dealt with it immediately and a replacement machine was fitted two days later. Overall the property and communication was excellent. I hope to book again next year as the property facilities, style, space and location were perfect.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017