Situated at 5km from La Rochelle in Charente Maritime, La Rochelle-île de Ré Airport is the busiest airport complex in the Poitou-Charentes region. Able to handle more than 200,000 passengers a year, La Rochelle-île de Ré Airport operates numerous flights including charter flights to tourist destinations. Covering 1700 m², the complex has a single terminal building that can handle a maximum of 230,000 passengers per year. La Rochelle-île de Ré Airport has parking (unprotected) by the terminal building that can take up to 250 vehicles. In terms of services on offer, La Rochelle-île de Ré Airport has a shopping zone in the departure hall where passengers can purchase souvenirs and regional produce. There’s also a bar-restaurant in the main hall that serves traditional, regional dishes.
‘Cité ô combien portuaire’, loosely translates from old French as ‘how portuar this city is’, which couldn’t be more true, as it has four. Framed by impressive towers, La Rochelle is a multi-faceted town. Take a stroll along the Vieux Port or through the white arches of its streets where you’ll see La Rochelle spring to life in the evening; indeed, during high summer it sometimes never sleeps, thanks to its popularity as a top French tourist destination! Book a flight to La Rochelle and visit the Grosse Horloge, the Maison Henri ll, the Hôtel de la Bourse as well as the paintings and shrines in the cathedral. Blessed with several classified French Historic Monuments, you should reserve a hotel room close to its impressive landmarks. A great French seaside destination La Rochelle sits by the Atlantic Ocean and is the perfect base from which to explore Ré Island. The island is great place for bike rides, sports and is an eco-tourist’s dream. It has a rich cultural heritage including 14 kilometres of ramparts, built by Vauban and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And the highlight of a visit to La Rochelle is? The magnificent views and dreamy sunsets seen from the top of the Baleines Lighthouse or the Saint Martin clock tower!