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When to go
Sunseekers fly to the coast from June to early September; to avoid the rush, aim to arrive around mid-April or late September to early November, when the weather’s still pleasant.
PlanesThere are direct flights to both La Rochelle and Rochefort airports from major cities throughout Europe; international flights from Africa and Canada fly into Nantes. Visitors from the US will probably need to stopover in mainland Europe. Or, fly into Bordeaux and drive north.
BoatsBrittany Ferries runs a regular route from Portsmouth to St Malo, the closest port to the Charente-Maritime department.
AutomobilesTo fully explore the region, wheels are a necessity. Drives on the interior are naturally beautiful, and the bridges connecting the islands must be crossed by car.