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Car travel ile d'Aix

hi - can i take a car on the Fouras - ile d'aix crossing? Also are cars permitted on the island? Last question - is it possible to sail from La rochelle to ile d'aix ?

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jes

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1. Re: Car travel ile d'Aix

The Michelin road map shows the boat from Fouras as a "bac", which is a small vehicle ferry. It is a tiny island, and a car would not seem necessary. There is a large parking lot at Fouras near the ferry terminal.

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thanks for that info Syd. I'm driving to this area from England and saw a good deal for a apartment there. Hopefully the parking in Fouras is free - doubt it though!

jess

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3. Re: Car travel ile d'Aix

It is free for the first 30 minutes (or maybe 60). After that you have to pay.

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4. Re: Car travel ile d'Aix

thanks for the info

j

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5. Re: Car travel ile d'Aix

Yes, the car park by the ferry is payable after 30 mins. I don't remember how much it was after that.

But further down in Fouras town itself there is a large car park by the castle - which is free. So if you want to go to the beach(es) or into town it is very simple to park up and not worry.

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Oh yes, there is a huge free car park by the Vauban fortress, but that is almost 2 miles from the ferry.

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7. Re: Car travel ile d'Aix

thanks for the info - much appreciated

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8. Re: Car travel ile d'Aix

thanks for the reply. Present thinking is to avoid the coast maybe, and drive down to the the Dordogne instead. So many options - that's why i like driving to France !

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