Cheap Flights to La Rochelle

La Rochelle overview

When is the best time to fly to La Rochelle?

La Rochelle is warm and sunny in the summer with mild weather in winters. Due to the Gulf Stream, temperatures are much warmer than they would generally be at this latitude. Rain falls throughout the year but average at about 700 mm each year. Most rain falls during late autumn and early winter. The summers are the best time to book flights to La Rochelle as they nice and warm and run from June through to September, with July and August being the hottest months in the city. The average temperature at this time is 20 degrees. About nine hours of sunshine is the norm in La Rochelle.

The winter months are the off-peak season in the region, with the summer months of July to August being the busiest time of the year. Summer is also the most expensive time in the city as is the festive season holiday, Francofolies, school holidays and festival months. June and September have average temperatures of 17 to 18 degrees and are a good time to visit if you want to find cheap flights to La Rochelle and avoid the peak season crowds. Hotel rates and airfare will also be a lot cheaper at this time. Winters can be cold and this is when you are most likely to find the cheapest rates available.

City overview

Highly recommended as a travel destination, La Rochelle offers a chance to visit a charming port, once popular with painters for its beautiful scenery and quality of light. La Rochelle is also the home of the annual music festival, Les Francofolies, held in the middle of July which attracts music buffs and enthusiasts on flights to La Rochelle from all over the world. Cyclists will love this town, as it has declared the bicycle better than the car as a means of transport. The Lantern Tower is a popular landmark to visit and is a medieval lighthouse dating back to 1445. It is the only one of its kind still standing on the Atlantic coastline. The city's most famous landmark, The Three Towers are defensive towers which were once a part of the town's essential protection against invasion.

Châtelaillon-Plage is a beach resort located about 7.5 miles (12 km) from the city. This is a great place for families to relax, play, ride bikes or just soak up the views and ocean activities. Mini-golf, croquet and some casino dabbling are also available. A visit to l'Ile de Ré is a great option during your stay. This island offers restaurants, shops, nature, vineyards and oyster farms for day tours off the beaten path. The aquarium is a must-visit attraction.

Getting around La Rochelle

Getting around the city centre is easy using the same public methods or private rental cars. Bicycles can also be used to sightsee or you can tour the city centre on foot.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to La Rochelle are served by the Aéroport de La Rochelle-Ile de Ré (LRH). Transportation options from the airport include city buses, shuttle buses, rental cars, taxis and private and shared airport transfers.

Cheapest flights to France

More information about La Rochelle

  • A city like La Rochelle is an ideal place for a relaxing and cultural holiday along France’s West Coast
  • Spend a day at the Ile de Ré just off the coast – the small island’s beaches are the perfect place to relax and sunbathe
  • Explore the city by walking around the Vieux Port harbour and the city’s unique 18th-century pedestrianised streets
  • Dating back to the 9th Century and full of great architecture, the city is one of the most picturesque in France
  • Visit the links above for one way flights to La Rochelle and start your holiday relaxing in the quiet sea-side town
  • Get a train from the Gare de La Rochelle to some of France’s major cities including Paris, Bordeaux and Nantes
  • Fly in to La Rochelle Airport that’s just kilometres to the northwest of the city and only a 10 minute bus ride away
  • Buy cheap direct flights to La Rochelle from the links above to allow yourself to make the most of this fantastic city
  • Take the family on a trip around the city’s fabulous aquarium that is located to the south, next to the Port des Minimes
  • Discover the 14th-century tower at St Nicolas, and climb to the top for a fantastic view out across the town and harbour

International departures to La Rochelle

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