La Rochelle

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12 November 2022  |  Tourism

Visit La Rochelle

In the southwest of France, La Rochelle is one of the must-sees on the Atlantic Coast. You may be wondering, what to do in La Rochelle? Places of interest not to be missed, information, visits; let's discover La Rochelle and the surrounding area together.

What to visit and see in La Rochelle?

A walk in the historic center and around the Old Port. Take the time to stroll near the Old Port and admire the quays: Quai Dupperé, Quai du Carénage, Quai Valin. You can even find artists or painters offering beautiful works.

Do not miss: The Grosse-Horloge gate on the edge of the Old Port. Maison Henri II, which can be admired from an interior courtyard. City Hall. The charming 'rue du Palais' with its arcades. Cloister of the White Ladies which turns into an exhibition space in the summer. Rue Saint-Jean du Pérot Cour du Temple for a break on the pleasant terrace. Visit the towers of La Rochelle, emblematic monuments. Tour Saint-Nicolas with the aim of defending the port. Tour de la Chaîne, located opposite the previous tower. Lantern Tower, dating from the 12th century, it also served as a lighthouse. It is possible to visit the 3 towers. They offer you a view of the city and the port. Instructive tours on the history of the port city and its famous towers! Relax by the sea, on one of the beaches.


The New World Museum. Adult price: 8€

Museum of Fine Arts of La Rochelle: collection of the museum mainly composed of European paintings dating from several eras - You can discover the works of Camille Corot, Paul Huet, Aristide Boulineay or Frans II Francken. As well as works from Asia.

La Rochelle Aquarium

Dive into the unforgettable by visiting the La Rochelle aquarium. Buy your tickets online here: 600 species with sharks, barracudas, rays, or corals, the species are very varied and not limited to those of the Atlantic Ocean. But species from the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, or the Indian Ocean.

Taste regional specialties from Les Halles

Les Halles and its market offer you fresh and regional products; oysters, mussels, shellfish and crustaceans... in every season, taste the sea flavours of La Rochelle.

Fort Boyard cruise from La Rochelle

The interior of Fort Boyard is not allowed to be visited, but you can observe it from the sea, on a boat trip.

Getting to La Rochelle

By train, plane or car, La Rochelle is easily accessible, from Paris 2h40 and from Bordeaux 2h15.

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Amélie Roca

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