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Make a holiday apartment in La Rochelle-Surgeres area your home away from home

HomeAway has a wide choice of holiday homes and apartments in the La Rochelle-Surgeres area. This destination has something for everyone – there are excellent beaches close by, and in the city you’ll encounter lots of history, family attractions and an impressive old harbour that is home to first-class seafood restaurants. There is a selection of accommodation in a variety of settings - on the waterfront, in the centre of La Rochelle or in the idyllic rural countryside inland from the coast. Many of the rentals here are traditional buildings, but stylishly decorated and fitted with up-to-date kitchens and bedrooms. You can track down the La Rochelle-Surgeres area holiday home that’s perfect for you by choosing the guest facilities you need - Internet access, a barbecue, a parking space and air-conditioning are common features here.

Things to do

-Beaches. Île de Ré sits just off the coast of La Rochelle, and is accessible by road. Here you’ll find some superb beaches, like Conche des Baleines, which offers a long and wide sandy beach fringed by sand dunes. People also head for Île de Ré to make the most of some great surfing conditions on the Atlantic side.

-Food and drink. The Vieuz Port are of La Rochelle is famed for its high concentration of excellent fish restaurants, an upshot of being at the heart of the local oyster-farming and fishing industries. A local speciality here is Moules Charentais, which is mussels in an onion, cream and wine sauce.

-La Rochelle Aquarium. One of the largest aquariums in the world, this attraction offers plenty to keep visitors of all ages fascinated. Among the 12,000 different species kept here are varieties of shark, rays, jellyfish, coral and crustaceans. The aquarium is also an important centre for research into the preservation of sea turtles.

-History. The Vieux Port area is packed with buildings dating back four hundred years or more. The Town Hall, with its ornate carvings, is particularly impressive, and dates the 1600s. Defending the harbour are the medieval Three Towers, which are an official National Monument and can each be climbed for memorable views of the harbour and city.

-Cycling. If you head for La Rochelle’s tourist office you’ll be able to get detailed information on the many cycle routes around this bike-friendly city and surrounding landscape. It was in La Rochelle that one of the world’s first cycle-sharing schemes was implemented, and the Île de Ré is a particularly attractive spot for a bike ride.

Weather in La Rochelle-Surgeres area

La Rochelle-Surgeres area holiday apartments are set in a part of France that gets an Oceanic climate, which brings mild weather for most of the year, with neither excessive highs or lows. Summers are moderately warm, with highs in the mid-20s and usually less precipitation than in other seasons. Winters here tend to be mild, with daily highs often reaching double figures, even in December and January. Lows only rarely slip below freezing at this time of year. In spring an autumn maximum temperatures are normally in the upper-teens.

Travel to La Rochelle-Surgeres area

If you’re reaching holiday homes in La Rochelle-Surgeres area from abroad then you can fly to La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport (LRH) from a number of cities in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, as well as Paris. The city is also well-connected by rail, with regional lines, and services to and from the capital, and cities on the west coast such as Nantes, Bordeaux and Poitiers. By road, the E601 and the E602 connect with the E5, which runs much of the length of western France, from Tours to Bordeaux.

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              Recent Reviews

              An excellent holiday house :0)

              5 of 5
              Everything was as described and the house, gardens etc were spotless; the customer service offered and delivered by the owners was nothing short of excellent and we, as a family, cannot recommend this house & the owners highly enough! The house is situated a 10min drive away from the main town - which has everything needed (Supermarket etc). With the house being located in what feels like the middle of a vast farm it has total piece and quiet and we found it a great place to chill out - well when the kids weren't going mad in the pool! La Rochelle is 30-45mins away by car and there are plenty of other towns within the same distance. We loved our stay and will be back again next year - and more than likely for many years to come :0)
              • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016