modern - bright, sleeps 4 people. Holiday vouchers accepted.
Elisabeth ou Alain PERRIN
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent accommodation in perfect location
We spent a lovely week in delightful La Rochelle in a delightful and perfectly located apartment which was fully equipped.
A few minutes walk to the centre of town, with a complete range of restaurants and bars, a small shop across the street for bread and deli and a Carrefour City a few minutes walk away completes the picture. The market in the centre of town was very good with a wide range of fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and meat was really the only place to get these items and a good 20 minutes walk away.
The Minimes beach was a 30 minute walk and much better to take the little boat from the old harbour. If it's hot you will need a parasol as the beach is not sheltered.
We did not have a car but it's absolutely not necessary in the town and we caught the bus (from the nearby railway station) to Ile de Re which is absolutely beautiful.
We also went by train to Cognac, which given its reputation is nothing special, except of course for the tours of the great brandy houses, many of which are located in the town centre.
All in all, a great place to stay for a week, and again thanks to Elisabeth and Alain for their help and thoughtfulness
Ideally located, very nicely furnished apartment, would not hesitate to return!
A perfect apartment for a winter break in beautiful La Rochelle
Elisabeth and Alain Perrin are the kindest hosts with their immaculate and very well-equipped apartment. Situated on the second floor (with a lift) it has a sunny aspect and views across to the Old Port at the heart of La Rochelle. The patio balcony, leading off the open plan living/dining/kitchen was warm enough for lunch on Christmas Day! But when the weather got colder the apartment was delightfully warm.
The location is very quiet at this time of year and there is extensive parking nearby as well as a covered garage, but you really do not need a car for a short break here. The airport is close to town and there is a bus link or a reasonable taxi ride. Thereafter you can relax in the pedestrianised heart of the city, which is a short walk across a couple of bridges or an even shorter ride in the electric ferry, which runs only a 100 metres away from the apartment to the other side of the harbour.
Walk in the other direction and you can visit the amazing Aquarium and the Maritime Museum as well as the huge yacht basin. No more than ten minutes walk will bring you to the magnificent railway station where you can not only catch the TGV across France, but also a bus to the airport or one to the charming Ile de Ré.
La Rochelle is a delightful place to wander around, with its waterfronts, ramparts, towers and arcaded shopping streets. On a practical level there are several Carréfour City supermarkets within ten minutes' walk of the apartment. As to the food, what can one say? Whether in the simple cafés and bars or the smarter (but not very expensive) restaurants the quality is generally excellent. However, you should not miss the opportunity of visiting the superb covered market for vegetables, meat and above all fish and seafood and take it back to the apartment to prepare yourself.
One word of warning, the airport is very small and the duty free may not be open out of season. It is best to buy your regional specialities to take home in town.
La Rochelle is a delightful city ecological city (it has pioneered public bicycles, which work well on its flat terrain). In high season it is a mecca for sailors from around the world, but its café society atmosphere continues in the winter and it would be hard to find a better base from which to sample it than this apartment.
Ideally situated in the centre of town. Well equipped with a homely feel. Very clean and spacious
Excellent location near to the old harbour and town. Apartment had everything you need plus a few things more. Clean and spacious with views looking over the harbour inlet. Within walking distance of the main shopping area , markets , museums and restaurants . The owners Allain and Elizabeth were very welcoming ,although they speak little English as we spoke little french, there was no problem with the language barrier. They provided details of local attractions and free parking which was 150 metres away from the apartment. We had a fantastic week in La Rochelle and will definitely be returning.
Delightful modern apartment close to all amenities and attractions
Our stay was very enjoyable. M. et Mme. Perrin were excellent hosts providing a light airy apartment that was furnished and equipped to a high standard. The apartment is in a very quiet apartment block with views from a covered terrace that catches the sun whilst providing welcome shade at the hottest part of the day. The location is ideal for local attractions and reaching the old town of La Rochelle as well being within easy reach of Les Minimes. We would definitely stay here again. Stephen & Christine
Thank you very much for your kind appreciation.
We will be pleased to welcome you again.
Lisa and Alain
Great location for walking access to the main town of la Rochelle and also les Minimes beach.
Well equipped easy to use apartment. Large free car park closeby. Thoroughly recommend.
Quarter of the city in wood, close to the city center. At the foot of the library, in secure luxury residence with views of the channel and the lantern tower. Old port, aquarium, Museum of the Navy at 500 meters, museum of automata and models at 500 meters tourist office at 200 meters, railway station at 800 meters, beach at 1.5 kilometers.
Sea bus and bike station nearby.
Cruises Inter Islands: Fort Boyard, Ile d'Aix.
Shops close to the building.