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La Rochelle, France - anyone recommend cottage, gite, holiday parc etc

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Ladyemem Tue 01-Jan-13 22:02:26

looking for a place to stay for a family of 3 adults and 3 children.

Never been there but heard its really nice.

and what the best way to get there from south East England drive/ferry or fly


olympicwashing Wed 02-Jan-13 13:39:40

don't know about la rochelle but have had lovely holidays on il de re and il d'orelon just off la rochelle in cabins on campsites. everything provided - beds and cooking stuff etc, plus lovely beaches and pools. we drove down as we had bikes - a long way but you can fly very cheaply on easyjet etc and hire bikes there if you like.

rubyrubyruby Wed 02-Jan-13 22:20:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Taffeta Wed 02-Jan-13 22:27:58

We went to oleron a few years ago, hired. Hired a cottage through holiday lettings, drove down via euro tunnel. Fabulous island would def recommend.

Minstrelsaremarvellous Wed 02-Jan-13 22:28:23

We stayed at Le Pong campsite in Landevielle last summer. Fantastic area for families. Two weeks went very quickly!

Taffeta Wed 02-Jan-13 22:29:41

We stayed in an ibis on the way down which wasn't strictly necessary but broke it up a bit.

shesariver Thu 03-Jan-13 23:21:54

Try this website

I stayed at a gite hired through this, it wasnt in La Rochelle, about an hour away, we did go there and visit the aquarium which was lovely.

LeavingNewYork Fri 04-Jan-13 09:15:07

We have booked here

CestTout Fri 04-Jan-13 20:27:00

If you did want to know more about Oleron please don't hesitate to PM me. Holidayed there for years!

thewalrus Mon 07-Jan-13 16:04:09

we stayed here a couple of years ago - it was fab. Might not have any accommodation big enough for your group actually, but just wanted to give them a recommendation as they were great!

MildlyMonica Mon 07-Jan-13 21:32:03

cest tout and olympic - any tips on cabin accommodation. Family staying at Interlude campsite.

TeaandHobnobs Mon 07-Jan-13 21:40:20

Fly from Gatwick - easyjet, very quick flight. Can be expensive in the summer months though.

If you can manage with bags, etc., it is actually incredibly easy to get there by train - Eurostar, change at Paris and TGV to La Rochelle.

Ladyemem Tue 08-Jan-13 16:38:38

thanks everyone will look into all options

Ruthiebabes Tue 08-Jan-13 17:58:16

thewalrus.. we have stayed twice at bestfrench gites.. love it there!!!

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