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Make a holiday rental villa or property in Royan - Rochefort, France your home away from home

There are no less than three ‘Rochefort’s’ in France, one in Charente-Maritime, one on the Cote d’Or and one in Savoie. This article refers to the first of these, the Rochefort near Royan in Charente- Maritime on the west coast of France. Located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, accommodation in Royan or Rochefort acts as a perfectly secluded base for a fantastic seaside holiday in the French sun.

Things to do on holiday in Royan - Rochefort, France

The Atlantic beaches in the area are a huge draw, especially to self catering Royan accommodation, as the town has been a leading beach resort since before WWII. The best beaches you can find from a Royan property are in the northwest, especially the magnificent beach of Pontaillac. The beaches which have caused Royan tourism to take off so well are all clean, wide and picturesque, and there are a range of water sports available to anyone in Royan accommodation. There are children’s surf clubs, sailing schools and windsurfing centres to try.

The La Palmyre Zoo and L’Aquarium, both located towards La Rochelle, are fantastic spots for children. Both activity fuelled and close to nature, many joyful hours can be spent watching and playing with the animals.

The Musee des Commerces D’Autefois is a magnificent place to visit from a Rochefort villa or Royan property. Beautifully displaying artefacts from various points in French history, the museum will give you a great, and highly interesting, insight into the culture, lifestyle and history of France from the viewpoint of everyday folk.

Places to visit on holiday in Royan - Rochefort, France

Rochefort, located on the banks of the River Charente, is a hugely popular health and spa resort. Villas in Rochefort and cottages on Rochefort’s outskirts have been popular since the 1960’s for those looking for a little pampering. The long naval history of Rochefort can be seen in the old military arsenal and the 18th century frigate which stands in the port. The Old School of Naval Medicine is an absolutely magnificent place to visit, although it could make some visitors pretty queasy! There are some mouth watering delights to be found here too, especially the ice cream.

Royan, having been largely flattened during the Allied bombing raids of WW II is slightly short of historical attractions, but what it lacks in heritage, it easily makes up for in beaches. There are an amazing variety of beaches available from Royan accommodation, from the endlessly long sandy beaches of the south to the secluded coves and bays to the north. Sailing, water skiing, surfing and para-sailing can all easily be arranged and enjoyed from a Royan villa.

Weather in Royan - Rochefort, France

During the height of summer (July and August), temperatures are blissfully hot in the Rochefort – Royan, France, area. Temperatures average around 26°C during this time, with long, warm evenings adding to the glory of taking a self catering property in Royan or Rochefort.

Travel to Royan - Rochefort, France

The cheap airlines working out of Britain have made reaching a self catering Royan property even easier. La Rochelle Airport (LRH) receives direct flights from ten British Airports, and the ports of Calais and are not too far away. Flights to Rochefort Airport (RCO) currently do not arrive direct from the UK, but the two airports are only 30 miles apart and there are plenty of car hire companies available in La Rochelle if you cannot find a flight to Rochefort.

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Lovely property in a great location

5 of 5
The property was excellent and very well-appointed. Olivier really had thought of everything - right down to the raclette which was put to very good use! The house has a very modern feel to it but clearly a lot of thought has gone into its furnishings and it certainly wasn't lacking in charm. The extensive supply of board games was a very nice touch, as were all the amenities such as the hi-fi, satellite TV, washer, dryer and wifi. The garden at the back of the house is lovely with a large terraced area with dining table, sofas, barbecue and is a real suntrap in the evenings. The location is great and you're within easy walking distance of the town centre, beach, tourist information centre, post office, supermarket and the wonderful covered market. Royan itself is perfectly located within the region with lots of lovely towns and villages along the coast to explore, as well as being within a close driving distance of Bordeaux, La Rochelle and the Ile d'Orleron. Olivier lives in the neighbouring property and is very attentive, inviting you to contact him if you need anything, but without being at all intrusive. One of our party was taken ill during the week and Olivier was very helpful, calling the paramedics and explaining the situation to the doctor over the phone. You're guaranteed a warm welcome and you'll find that the house is lacking nothing. There is a large number of bikes in the garage which is a great touch as there are lots of places to explore on two wheels, not least the cycle path that runs the whole length of the front and into neighbouring St-Georges-de-Didonne. I can't recommend this property enough, nor Olivier who is a wonderful host, and would definitely return in the future. Thanks, Olivier, for a wonderful stay!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

Lovely stay in comforable and well equipped rental

5 of 5
We stayed in the smallest of the 4 properties, La Platane, which had easily enough room for 6 people. During the first week we were the only occupants which was nice - but the individual gardens are private so we didn't really notice our neighbours in the second week. When the weather was hot, the outside space was just the right size for dining and we went to the pool area for lying out. The pool is enormous, The house was pristine on arrival. Langlade is a good base to see both the seaside towns and those such as Pons, Cognac, Jonzac and Saintes. It is about 10mins off the motorway, which is handy for visiting more distant places: Bordeaux, Ile de Re etc. There is a handy Super U supermarket on the ring road around Gemozac, which is the main route to the property from the east, but you will need to go to the one in Cozes (10mins?) for Sunday morning shopping. We saw three boulangeries on the main road through the centre of Gemozac, our preferred one is the one on the Pons side of town. Our two favourite nearby restaurants, both well priced, are Hall't Gourmande in Cozes - very friendly and excellent seafood and La Vieille Poste in Champagnolles - tasty food.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013

A lovely home with a fabulous location

5 of 5
My family (me, wife, two children age 6 and 9) stayed here in May 09. It's a nice house with good facilities. The area is lovely and quiet, yet only 5-10 minutes walk to the centre of St Palais. The real bonus is that it genuinely is only 50m to the beach. It's a lovely sandy beach but with some rocky outcrops with rock-pools and little crabs to seek out. We'll be back.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009