The owner was accommodating, pleasant and helpful. The flat was comfortable and better equipped than many holiday homes. It was also very bright with a view of the bridge to the Île de Ré. Although it was not in centre ville (but very good for parking), we could cycle there (on cycle lanes) in 10 minutes. It was also well situated to cycle to the Île de Ré. We hired bikes and there was a room on the ground floor where we could ‘park’ them. I was surprised at first to see that the apartment was in a small shopping centre surrounded by council flats. However there were never any problems. Because of this it was easy to park, convenient if we needed to do a little shopping, and it was quiet at night There was quite a lot of light from outside ( it was on the 8th floor) and it was never pitch black at night, even with the curtains drawn