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Information about Rochefort

Rochefort is just a few kilometres from the mouth of the Charente into the Atlantic Ocean. And it is precisely this location that makes this small town so attractive. Rochefort is not a pure seaside resort, but nevertheless offers access to the sea. Its sheltered and strategic location has made Rochefort an important port city hundreds of years ago, and you can discover the traces of the maritime history of the city everywhere by staying in an apartment in Rochefort. From the historic harbour with the National Marine Museum to the replica of a frigate from 1779, almost everything in Rochefort revolves around proximity to the sea. At the same time, your private holiday home in Rochefort is not far away from the beaches of the French Atlantic coast, despite its sheltered location. And even the greatest curiosity of the city you can hardly overlook on your arrival: The famous floating ferry of Rochefort, the last such construction in France, connects the town with Échillais on the other side of the Charente. Passengers are carried in a gondola from one bank to the other by a 50-metre-high bridge girder.

Apartments in Rochefort: between the Atlantic coast and the interior

When you are on holiday in a private accommodation, you can explore the coastal landscapes according to your own taste, similar to couchsurfing in Rochefort, without having to forego the cosiness of your own apartment. Only ten kilometres away are the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, which flow into the island of Île d’Oléron in the south. There is so much to discover here, from historic forts and citadels to a nature reserve with rare animal species and the island’s popular beaches. You can visit the Île d’Oléron from an accommodation in Le Château-d’Oléron or from Rochefort as part of a day trip. North of Rochefort the old harbour town La Rochelle invites you to a visit. For a longer stay you can also find Apartments in La Rochelle. From your private accommodation in Rochefort you can visit the thermal baths of the town and indulge yourself with a massage or hydrotherapy. The thermal baths of Rochefort with their iron- and salty water are among the biggest attractions of the city.

Private apartments in Rochefort and the Bay of Biscay

When staying in your apartment in Rochefort, the car is the most convenient means of transportation to explore the surrounding coastal areas. You can also travel to Rochefort by public transport, as there is a train connection from La Rochelle, and all neighbouring towns can be reached by regional buses. In addition, the city offers its guests its own city bicycles, which you can borrow in Rochefort as well as in the coastal town of Port-Des-Barques and other places. For more information, please contact the tourist information office in the city centre. For your onward journey – perhaps to your accommodation in Nantes or other destinations in the northwest – La Rochelle has rail connections to all major cities. If you travel from Rochefort along the Bay of Biscay to Spain, you can also get information about a holiday apartment in Bilbao.

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