In Britain the talk is of fines for people who go on holiday abroad before the end of June but in France people are still going on holiday. We had two bookings last month during the vacances de hiver and someone else is planning an April visit.
Our agency has stepped up efforts to keep the property safe for renters. The house is thoroughly cleaned between rentals and a local laundry provides bed linen and towels that are left securely wrapped for you.
We don’t yet know when people from the UK will be able to travel legally abroad on holiday again but the ferry services and airlines are planning near normal frequencies on key routes this summer. La Rochelle airport will have near daily flights from London Gatwick and Stanstead. Bristol and Manchester are also back on the timetable along with Dublin.
You can also take the Eurostar to Paris and pick up a TGV to La Rochelle. SNCF is still to make its full summer schedule public but you can usually leave London around 8am and be on the island soon after 4pm.
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