Visit La Rochelle during your holidays

City with a rich historical heritage and facing the ocean, La Rochelle is full of sites to discover and places to visit. Emblematic of the walled city, the three medieval towers of the old port are inescapable: the tower of the Lantern is the oldest lighthouse on the Atlantic coast. Among the remarkable facades of the old town stand out particularly the Renaissance House Henri II, the house of Nicolas Venette and the town hall, one of the most beautiful in France. To discover also among the remarkable monuments of the city, the Gothic door of the big clock, the bell-tower Saint-Barthélemy and the cathedral. On gray days, you can visit one of the largest private aquariums in Europe, the Automatics Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum. Coastal town, La Rochelle also has three pleasant beaches and a marina.

Places of tourist interest

At the entrance of the bay, the beach and marina of the Minimes are popular for their tunes of Mediterranean seaside resort. At the bottom of the bay, protected by its three fortified towers, the old historic port of the city is of course a must for strolling. It houses the large aquarium La Rochelle, ideal for a family visit. The towers of the port are visited: that of the lantern offers a magnificent view of the city from the top of its 75 meters. From the door of the big clock, you enter the old town where you can find the main buildings: you can visit the house Henry II, the cathedral, or the bunker of La Rochelle. Very popular at all ages, the Maritime Museum offers you the opportunity to board a weather frigate. For a rejuvenating walk, head for Parc Charruyer where you will find a shady walkway, a mini-farm, as well as playgrounds and sports for young and old.

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