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La Rochelle

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

La Rochelle - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime
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La Rochelle is a city with a strong historical identity. It is also a region of great ecological and students.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Rochelle
Postcode17000
Tourism labels
Latitude46.1666645 (N 46° 9’ 60”)
Longitude-1.1500008 (W 1° 9’ 0”)
Surface area28.43 km²
Population77629 inhabitants
Density2730 inhabitants/km²
Insee code17300
IntercommunalityCA de La Rochelle
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
RegionPoitou-Charentes

Nearest cities & towns

L'Houmeau4 km (9 min)
Lagord4.9 km (13 min)
Nieul-sur-Mer5.2 km (9 min)
Puilboreau5.8 km (11 min)
Dompierre-sur-Mer7.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Xandre7.7 km (9 min)
Aytré8.9 km (12 min)
Marsilly9 km (11 min)
Saint-Rogatien9.2 km (15 min)
Périgny10 km (16 min)
La Jarne11.6 km (15 min)
Rivedoux-Plage11.7 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Do not miss the old port, hub of the city, where you'll find many terraces where you relax.

Several activities such as "visits" are also available: the aquarium, the natural history museum, the towers, the Maritime Museum ...

In this city to the nautical tradition, with its open port on the hole, it is essential to do a sea tour to visit the famous Fort Boyard more closely approach the coastline of the Isle of Aix, the Ile d'Oleron and Ile de Ré.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

There are many events La Rochelle. The most famous are probably the Grand Pavois (September), the Francofolies (in July) and the International Film Festival (July).

Detailed information

La Rochelle International Film Festival
A town in early summer, a curious and enthusiastic audience, and films from all over the worldFrom 26 june to 05 july 2015
Francofolies in La Rochelle
A summer showcase for contemporary French song and musicFrom 10 to 14 july 2015
Great Bulwark
International floating nautical fair September 2015
Jazz Between the Two Towers
An autumn festival combining passion with discoveryOctober 2015

Photos

Harbour and the Aquarium of La Rochelle photographed with a drone
Harbour and the Aquarium of La Rochelle photographed with a drone
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The Two Towers
The Two Towers
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The media
The media
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The Lighthouse at the End of the World photographed using a drone
The Lighthouse at the End of the World photographed using a drone
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Weather

Wednesday 4 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
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Thursday 5 march
Min. 1°C - Max. 10°C
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Friday 6 march
Min. 0°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (21 km)
Hot-air ballooning from the Poitevin Marsh to Puy du Fou
Nature and the great outdoors165 € to 1145 € Fontenay-le-Comte (41 km)
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-Vendée
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 950 € Sainte-Hermine (42 km)
Visit the Animal Farm
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (29 km)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (37 km)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (39 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels