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Travel to La Rochelle and Charente Maritime

There are 3 main ways of travelling to La Rochelle and Charente Maritime, summarised below.

Whether you prefer to fly, use the train or use your own car, it's never been easier nor cheaper to get to SW France !

Direct flights from UK & Ireland from 32 & 37 return (incl taxes etc) !!

Eurotunnel (car) fares from 56 return (Folkestone to Calais) !!

Eurostar (passenger) fares from 100 return (London to La Rochelle) !!

Click on the links above to get more detailed information - including alternatives during periods of disruption to Eurostar or Eurotunnel services !

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by road :

From UK, whilst there are numerous ferry routes and operators, we find the easiest to be either the Channel Tunnel or Brittany Ferries Portsmouth-St.Malo, or Portsmouth-Caen. If you live in the south west of England, their Plymouth-Roscoff and Poole-Cherbourg routes are further alternatives.

High speed services operate from Portsmouth to Caen (Brittany Ferries) and from Poole, Weymouth & Jersey to St.Malo (Condor).

But the quickest and cheapest way is to use the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone to Calais : then it's just 61/2 hrs with auto-routes almost all the way - go via Rouen to avoid Paris !

From Ireland, Brittany Ferries go from Cork to Roscoff (March - October), and Irish Ferries go from Rosslare to Cherbourg (all year) and Roscoff (May - September)

From anywhere else in Europe, driving is even easier : both Les Studios La Rochelle and La Vieille Grange are just minutes away from the main A10 Autoroute from Paris to Bordeaux.

For more information : click here !

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by air :

For either Les Studios La Rochelle or La Vieille Grange, direct flights to La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Poitiers or Nantes are available from many airports across the UK, Ireland, France and the rest of Europe. You can be door to door within 2 hours travelling time !

If you are travelling to La Vieille Grange  then there are also direct flights available to either Bergerac or Toulouse.

There's even more choice if you're prepared to change planes part-way, you can book (with the same airline - so just one booking) to fly to La Rochelle or Bordeaux from almost anywhere in France, as well as from Jersey, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Corsica and the United States.

Hire cars - which you will need to get to La Vieille Grange  - are easy to book online and collect from the airport. They are also relatively cheap (from about 120/180 per week ?). If you fly into La Rochelle, you won't need a hire car for Les Studios La Rochelle  as they are both just a short taxi ride from the airport !

For more information : click here !

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by rail :

For Les Studios La Rochelle  the French TGV network will deliver you straight to La Rochelle from almost anywhere in Europe. And no need for a hire car : La Rochelle rail station is just a 10 minute walk to one of our Studios La Rochelle, and just a short taxi ride to the others !

From the UK Eurostar links with the TGV network at Paris or Lille.

For La Vieille Grange the French TGV network will deliver you to either Angouleme or Bordeaux from almost anywhere in Europe. Hire cars are easy to collect from both train stations

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