La Rochelle

Located on the Bay of Biscay, La Rochelle’s history mostly involved the sea; today it has a large pleasure-boat marina. Thus its heart is the picturesque “Vieux Port” (“Old Harbor”). The city retains a rich architectural heritage, and has an aquarium, attractive gardens and a natural-history museum. Book early for summer; mid-July in particular features Francofolies, a huge French music festival.

Aquarium La Rochelle

Located in the city center, facing the old harbor, discover one of the greatest European private aquariums. In 2018, the Aquarium innovates and offers a brand new immersion into the underwater world. During 2h, visit the heart of the Ocean, meet over 12 000 marine animals, and be amazed by the biodiversity of the Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Tropics. From the fragile jellyfish, to the...

Port de Plaisance des Minimes

Avec 5000 places à flot, le port de plaisance de La Rochelle se distingue non seulement par sa taille (il est parmi les tout premiers à l'échelle mondiale) mais surtout par son engagement fort en matière de gestion environnementale et dans sa démarche Qualité : le confort des clients annuels comme des visiteurs est la priorité ! Vitrine touristique de la ville, le port de La Rochelle est...

Towers of La Rochelle

Looking out to the Atlantic, the Tour Saint-Nicolas (14th century), the Tour de la Chaîne (14th century) and the Tour de la Lanterne (12th and15th century) are the remains of a great fortification building campaign undertaken in the City of La Rochelle from 1199. The Tour Saint-Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne form the majestic gateway to the Old Port and for ten centuries formed the key...