La Rochelle ideas!

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  1. Jo662

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    Moving on from Bordeaux to La Rochelle.
    Any ideas for campsites there please?(y)
     
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    Don't miss the il de rey over the causeway from la Rochelle, it's beautiful. Site and Aire at St Martin's is good.
     
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    Avoid campsites in La Rochelle itself! Fouras on peninsula just south is good or Marans Camping du Bois 25 mins north is good- good base to discover lots of lovely areas round there and in walking distance of SuperU and canals & rivers and restaurants.
     
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    There used to be an Aire on the far side of the marina with a bus into town if you want it, very good for a short stay.
     
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    On an Aire at Park and Ride Jean Moulin. 12 Euros with free return bus into town every 10 mins. Ideal for short stop
     
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    We are heading for Bordeaux in a couple of weeks......any good Aires/Sites?
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    If you want easy access to Bordeaux use La Village Lac,which is close and has excellent
    bus and tram routes into the city.You pay 1.50 for the bus which included your tram ticket. And once validated it lasts an hour.
    The campsite itself is quite nice with clean showers and they speak good English at reception.
     
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    We have spent the last two days in La Tranche Sur Mer in a campsite Le Jard.
    A very nice site with clean showers,good swimming pool and nice bar.
    There are good cycle tracks all around and we are 400 meters or so from the beach.There are plenty of restaurants in the town and we had lunch at a
    lovely one right on the beach yesterday called Equinox,which we would recommend.(y)

    We are moving north today to St Hillaire De Riez.:) 20160801_151219.jpg 20160801_141852.jpg 20160801_141852.jpg 20160801_151516.jpg
     
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    We stayed at the municipal campsite. Just a 20 min walk around coastal road to La Rochelle. Campsite 3 mins walk from wonderful headland/marina walk.
     
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    We stayed the next night at the beach aire at St Hilaire De Riez!
    It holds about fifty motorhomes but doesnt have any services!
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    We cycled to the town which is well worth a visit!
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    Then we headed to Les Andelys,which ia a lovely place to stopover.
    There is a Chateaux/castle over looking the town which was built
    by Richard the Lionheart!
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    Our last night in France this time was spent at Gravelines!
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    Had 10 days in Il de Rey in May/June, cycled over bridge to La Rochelle and also took the Bus. The Il is a great place well worth a visit - but could be choker this time of year

    Do not forget to visit Rochfort just down the coast, another nice little city.

    If you like birds, then the marsh nature reserves are fantastic, we saw an Osprey!

    Enjoy your holiday!
     
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    We wanted to do Il de Rey but thought like you said
    it would be rammed full.So will be a destination for
    another time!:)
     
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    @Cyclewalkbob we are heading to Il de Rey in September.
    Can you recommend a site as we are planning to stay 5-7 days but often change our mind!
     
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    I had to do a 'double-take' when I saw your first picture. I now realise the sign on the ground is a 'No Cycling' symbol, upside down! o_O

    Wyn
     
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    Or keep your trunks on!!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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