best way to get to La Rochelle is to fly there.
On the other hand, if can drive but can't hire a
car you can easly take your own car by driving there.
The drive is only 6 hours from the port at Cherbourg.
You can catch a ferry from Southampton!
only airline which flyes to La Rochelle from the
UK is Ryanair. I booked my flights online at this
are usually really cheap ranging from £35
per adult. minus tax. All flights to La Rochelle
leave from London Stansted. Be aware that the airport
in La Rochelle is only very small with little amenities.
you are staying on I'le D'Oleron (the closest island
to Fort Boyard) beware that you can only get to
the island without a car by taxi and it's a good
40min journey. The taxi can also be very expensive.