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La Rochelle

3.8
Aquariums · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
White City
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality. Connected to the Île de Ré by a long 2.9 km (1.8 mi) bridge, this is the capital of the Charente-Maritime department in the Poitou-Charentes region. The historic port is the oldest and most picturesque part of this city on the Atlantic Ocean lined with seafood restaurants, harbor towers, and well-maintained historical buildings. If possible, stay in town after dusk to see the three defensive towers lit by bright lights, which are especially beautiful at night. The best way for you to see the city is from the water by chartering a boat trip from the harbor. Use our France trip itinerary website to arrange the details of your trip to La Rochelle and other destinations.
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Popular things to do in La Rochelle

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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium
Aquarium La Rochelle
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Vieux Port
Water Body
Vieux Port
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Towers of La Rochelle ©
Landmark
Towers of La Rochelle
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde) ©
History Museum
New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde)
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from La Rochelle

Futuroscope ©
Theme Park
Futuroscope Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
Puy du Fou ©
Theme Park
Puy du Fou Les Epesses
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
La Vallee des Singes ©
Zoo
La Vallee des Singes Romagne
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Specialty Museum
Association Hermione-La Fayette Rochefort
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in La Rochelle

Phare Rouge ©
Lighthouse
Phare Rouge
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Port du Plomb
Marina
Port du Plomb Nieul sur Mer
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle ©
Military Museum
Musee Maritime de La Rochelle
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in La Rochelle

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Porte des Deux Moulins ©
Historic Site
Porte des Deux Moulins
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Rue Sur-les-Murs
Historic Walking Area
Rue Sur-les-Murs
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance ©
Church
Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Esperance
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Phare du Bout du Monde ©
Lighthouse
Phare du Bout du Monde
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in La Rochelle

Le Bunker de La Rochelle ©
Military Museum
Le Bunker de La Rochelle
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle ©
Specialty Museum
Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits ©
Specialty Museum
Musees des Automates / Modeles Reduits
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Musee Protestant de La Rochelle ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Protestant de La Rochelle
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in La Rochelle

Cognac Only ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Cognac Only
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Aux Tours des Vins ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Aux Tours des Vins
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Marche du Centre Ville
Farmers Market
Marche du Centre Ville
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Infini'the ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Infini'the
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

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