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Fly from Nice to La Rochelle

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Take off for the Pertuis d'Antioche

With a flight from Nice to La Rochelle, take to the air so you can dive into the ocean. The pearl of the Charentes is wonder of the Atlantic and the starting point of a journey between land and sea, from the vineyards of Cognac to the islands of Ré and Oléron. That said, the White City as some call it is well worth a bit more of your time. So when your non-stop flight from Nice to La Rochelle lands, take the time to bask in the history and energy here. Drop anchor in the Old Port for a few days - you won’t regret it!

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    Euro

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    French

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  • Family
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  • Culture
  • Beaches
La Rochelle Vieux Port
La Rochelle
La Rochelle Place
  • The formalities for travelling from Nice to La Rochelle

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    Your non-stop flight from Nice to La Rochelle

    You’ll find your Nice-La Rochelle flight with Air France waiting in Terminal 2.

    Remember that domestic flights are subjected to the same security measures as international flights. We recommend you arrive at the airport at least one hour before departure. This will allow you to go through security screenings stress-free and, if you have a few minutes before boarding, to check out the great offers you’ll find in the airport shops. Note that should you need to go to your airline check-in counter

    Departure AeroportNice Côte d’Azur Airport
    Departure terminalTerminal 2
    Arrival AirportLa Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport

    Arriving in La Rochelle

    La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport is located 5 km from the centre of the city. To get there, you can:

    • Take the bus: Line 1B (D5 on Sundays and bank holidays) will take you to Place de Verdun in around 15 minutes. There’s a bus every 15 minutes during the week, and every 30 on Saturdays. Note that from Place de Verdun you can take Line 3/3E to get to the Île de Ré.
    • Take a taxi: You’ll find them waiting just outside the Arrivals Hall. It’s a short trip that will cost around €30 during the day. During school holidays, it's best to book your taxi in advance. All information can be found on the La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport website.
    • Hire a car: 5 agencies have counters in the airport. This is a good solution if you'd like to explore the surrounding region.

What to do in
La Rochelle ?

Opening onto the Pertuis d'Antioche, a passage between the Ré and Oléron islands, La Rochelle has a special relationship with the ocean. The ancient capital of Aunis is built around its Old Port and is a paradise for boat lovers. This seven hundred-year-old harbour is the crowning jewel of a magnificently preserved heritage. This it owes to its ramparts, of course, but also to the environmentally-friendly lifestyle practised here that’s made this thousand-year-old city a benchmark for sustainable development. What's more, the inhabitants of La Rochelle know how to combine their respect for nature with a love of culture. And with a duo like that, you can be sure that la vie est belle in La Rochelle!

La Rochelle feu d'artifice
La Rochelle

  • A city surrounded by islands

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    La Rochelle and the surrounding region is a paradise for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. As a couple, you can give yourselves over to the easy living you’ll find in this port city. Take a break on a sunny terrace on the Old Port, an indulgent stroll through the market, and then steal a kiss as the sun goes down and head out for a fun-filled night of culture at a classical music or rock concert. The next morning, take an excursion to the Cognac vineyards and check out the major estates.
    Going as a family? The program is rich and fun-filled: visit breathtakingly beautiful islands; ride bikes together along the cycle paths that run parallel to the sea; build sand castles on the endless beaches; learn about marine animals at one of the largest private aquariums in Europe; or else put on your wellies and go fishing for shellfish at low tide for crabs, clams, and snails.

  • The top 10 things to do in and around La Rochelle

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    • Linger in the Old Port, the epicentre of summer life in La Rochelle. Climb up La Chaîne and Saint Nicolas, the two towers that protect the port, for a great view over the city, the ocean, and the Tour de la Lantern - the oldest lighthouse on the Atlantic coast.
    • Discover the rich heritage of the city by strolling through its beautiful porticoed streets. Don’t miss the Saint-Louis Cathedral and its unforgettable stained glass windows, the St. Bartholomew bell tower, the Great Clock Tower, City Hall, the Maison Henri II - a jewel of the Renaissance, and more.
    • Climb aboard a trawler or tugboat at the Maritime Museum. Go back in time to the Nazi occupation and their horrid U-Boats at the Bunker of La Rochelle. Take in the wonders at the Automata (and Miniature Model) Museum.
    • Discover the secrets hidden at the bottom of the ocean at the La Rochelle Aquarium. It was established in the Old Port 20 years ago and is one of Europe's largest. More than 12,000 different marine species can be found here, including a number of extraordinary sharks.
    • Get some fresh air by walking or cycling along the trails in Charruyer Park. Located in the heart of the city with a canal running through it, this 40-hectare oasis of green has play areas as well as a small animal park.
    • Lie on the beach and breathe in the ocean air as you bask in the sun! La Rochelle has some amazing beaches: Chef-en-Baie, the closest to city centre; Concurrence, which is great for kids; and Minimes, which you can get to on the “sea bus”.
    • Wander around the Halles de La Rochelle, a building of glass, forged iron and bricks that’s nearly 200 years old. It still plays home to the best food stalls in the city. All the best Charentes has to offer!
    • By bus or boat, head out to the Île de Ré, an island that neighbours La Rochelle and the 4th largest island in France by surface area. This gorgeous setting has views and history to keep you entertained for a whole day - or a whole holiday.
    • Set sail for less than an hour and head to the Île d’Oléron, La Rochelle's other large neighbouring island. Why? For its charming villages, fortifications (including the famous Fort Boyard), and its equally famous Marennes oysters you can sample fresh from the farm.
    • Paddle out to the heart of the Poitevin marshlands, the Green Venice, with its thousands of canals and channels bordered by hundred-year-old trees. A wonderful meeting of Man and Nature. An Eden you can see by boat, as well as on foot or by bike along the many marked trails.

Frequently asked questions

  • How long is a flight from Nice to La Rochelle?

    The average flight time between Nice and La Rochelle is 1 hours 25 minutes.

  • Which airline provides the direct Nice-La Rochelle flight?

    Air France operates direct flights between the French Riviera and Charente-Maritime.

  • How many Nice-La Rochelle flights are there per week?

    In summer, from early July to early September, Air France flies from Nice to La Rochelle once per week, on Saturdays

  • How much does a Nice-La Rochelle flight cost?

    The lowest price for a Nice-La Rochelle return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 324

  • What is the best time of year to visit La Rochelle?

    The Atlantic isn’t the Mediterranean and you’ll find the waves much colder here. If you’re not a fan of the cold, wait for the weather to warm up for your getaway to the coast here to get the most out of the beaches and many marine activities on offer. It’s worth the wait: summer plays host to many of the best cultural events in Charentes. Francofolies jumps immediately to mind. This festival has brought the best of the French music scene together for over 30 years. On the program you’ll find over a hundred concerts spread over 5 days. But the region around Charente-Maritimes has many other excellent events. The La Rochelle Film Festival nourishes the souls of film lovers with more than 200 different films. Music lovers will find their happiness at the Classic Festival at the port in late July. Finally, this fantastic events calendar wouldn’t be complete without the Grand Pavois, the #1 event for lovers of boating. While it may be held in the off-season, in late September/early October, Europe’s largest sailing festival is well worth a return flight, even with a stopover, between Nice and La Rochelle!

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