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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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                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #55213
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                                                                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #55213
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                                                                  Multiple rentals House #1116709a
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful home, stunning location and a lovely welcome by the owner

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay in Royan. The property was located close to all amenities, and a short walk from the beach. We had a warm welcome on arrival from the owner and the property was very beautiful, both inside and out. We had everything we required and more. We will definitely consider returning in the future, and would highly recommend. Rebecca and family
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything was perfect and Pierre was very helpful and allways willing to give advice on the local area if required.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      An oasis of calm

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property provided all that we needed. Brigitte and Bernard could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The studio was spotlessly clean and airy. It was very quiet and had two areas where we could sit and enjoy the sunshine at different times of day. We highly recommend it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016