La Rochelle

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TownLa Rochelle
Insee code17300
AltitudeFrom 0 to 28 meters
Surface28.43 km²
Population77629 inhabitants
Density2730 inhabitants/km²


National labelsL'Houmeau at 4 km (9 min)
DepartmentCharente-MaritimeLagord at 4.9 km (13 min)
RegionPoitou-CharentesSearch another town


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La Rochelle is a city with a strong historical identity. It is also a region of great ecological and students.


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.

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TransportAirport of La Rochelle - Île de Ré,   Seaport of La Rochelle,   Train station of La Rochelle - Ville,   Train station of La Rochelle-Porte Dauphine
Information pointsTourist Office of La Rochelle
Leisure centresAquarium of La Rochelle,   Beach of La Concurrence,   Beach of the Chef de baie,   Beach of the Minimes,   Casino of La Rochelle,   Museum Protestant,   Museum of Fine Art of La Rochelle,   Museum of Natural History of La Rochelle,   Museum of Orbigny Bernon,   Museum of the Nouveau Monde
MonumentsBridge of L'île de Ré,   Castle Vauclair,   Cathedral Saint-Louis,   Fountain of the Pilori,   Lighthouse of the Bout du Monde,   Lighthouse of the Lavardin,   Lighthouse of the Quai Valin,   Prefecture of La Rochelle,   Tower Saint-Nicolas,   Tower of the Chaine,   Tower of the Lanterne,   Town Hall of La Rochelle
Performance hallsCafé-Theatre L'Azile,   Carré Amelot,   Comédie la Rochelle,   Espace Encan,   Exhibition Park of La Rochelle,   La Coursive,   La Sirène,   Le Diane's - Casino Barrière,   Stadium Marcel-Deflandre
Natural sitesHeadland Saint-Marc,   Headland of Chef de Baie,   Headland of the Minimes,   Headland of the Queille,   Headland of the Repentie


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).

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La Rochelle International Film FestivalA town in early summer, a curious and enthusiastic audience, and films from all over the world
In July 2015
Francofolies in La RochelleA summer showcase for contemporary French song and music
In July 2015
Great BulwarkInternational floating nautical fair
In September 2015
Jazz Between the Two TowersAn autumn festival combining passion with discovery
In October 2015


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Supervised sea kayakingSports sensationsFrom 7 € to 70 €Fouras (21 km)

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Harbour and the Aquarium of La Rochelle photographed with a droneHarbour and the Aquarium of La Rochelle photographed with a drone
The Two TowersThe Two Towers
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The Lighthouse at the End of the World photographed using a droneThe Lighthouse at the End of the World photographed using a drone


Famous for its postcard-pretty Old Port
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Thursday 29 January
Min. 7°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 30 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. 3°C - Max. 8°C


French cuisine restaurantLes Orchidées  
La Rochelle
Located just steps from the covered market of La Rochelle, Les Orchidées welcomes you in a semi-contemporary with a collection of rare orchids. Chef and owner, Stéphane Hottlet invites...
Located in La Rochelle35 € per person 
Japanese restaurantHattori   NEW
La Rochelle - restaurant de sushi
Located in La Rochelle20 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantBar André  
La Rochelle
André The restaurant, with its rich history and experience, offers fish specialties and seafood in a pleasant setting and decoration is sober and neat. Located close to the banks of...
Located in La Rochelle40 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLa Rivagerie    
Near La Rochelle, Lagord (rue de la Butte) The Rivagerie, 5 minutes drive from the city center and the Île de Ré. Nestled in a quiet garden, overlooking terrace with garden furniture,...
Located 2.8 km from La RochelleFrom 80 € to 90 € the double room 
Apartment with 1 bedroomLa Champenoise  
Cottages on the Isle of Ré Plage Rivedoux first village of the island just 5 km from the Rochelle. Chambres with bathroom and independent toilet very quiet neighborhood terrace 300...
Located 9.8 km from La Rochelle70 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLa Rochelle Lodge  
We are situated at 10 minutes from la rochelle, in the heart of access to the islands, beaches and the Marais Poitevin. In the authentic environment of an old typical country house,...
Located 10 km from La RochelleFrom 75 € to 117 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsAppartement Centre Ville La Rochelle
La Rochelle
Quiet in the city center of La Rochelle. Apartment composed of: Living room with sofa bed - kitchen (vitro plate, fridge, cooker, cupboards). Possibility of provision of a baby bed....
Located in La RochelleFrom 400 € to 450 € per week 
Villa for 12 personsLe logis marin
La Rochelle
Your baby 12 people Rental - Swimming pool. A few minutes from the famous Port, enjoy your holidays in a peaceful, quiet and green area. You'll be close to all amenities. The house...
Located in La RochelleFrom 2000 € to 2450 € per week 
House for 8 personsMaison pour 8 personnes La Rochelle
La Rochelle
Located in a quiet area of ​​La Rochelle, District of Port-Neuf 500 meters from the sea, 15 minutes walk from the old port and the beach from the center, this house allows quick and...
Located in La RochelleFrom 700 € to 850 € per week 

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50 places over 2 haCamping du Moulin    
Municipal campsite where nature has preserved its charm. Quiet and shady site situated 5 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from La Rochelle and nearby islands of Ré, Oléron, Aix and...
Located 9.9 km from La Rochelle13 € per day 
82 places over 2 haAigrefeuille la taillee    
Aigrefeuille is located 20 minutes from La Rochelle, 15 minutes from the beach in Chatelaillon, very shady family camping, playgrounds, tennis, laundry, fishing lake and 5 min, shops...
Located 17.6 km from La Rochelle15.20 € per day 
260 places over 9 haCamping La Dive    
The campsite La Dive is in the heart of the Bay of Aiguillon sur Mer, 5 minutes drive from the port and beaches of l'Aiguillon sur Mer and La Faute sur Mer. Can be found 200 meters...
Located 22 km from La RochelleFrom 15 € to 26 € per day 

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Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud - Hotel in La RochelleMercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud     
La Rochelle
Offering a panoramic restaurant with views of the 3 La Rochelle towers, this is a 4-star hotel. It is located in the city centre, in front of the Vieux Port. An LCD TV with satellite...
Located in La RochelleRoom from 78 €
Hôtel Saint Nicolas - Hotel in La RochelleHôtel Saint Nicolas     
La Rochelle
Situated in the lively Saint Nicolas district, this hotel is surrounded by antique dealers, bars and cafés. It offers free Wi-Fi and a conservatory with large sofas and tropical plants....
Located in La RochelleRoom from 90 €
Privilège L'Escale Marine - Hotel in La RochellePrivilège L'Escale Marine     
La Rochelle
Located in La Rochelle, beside Port des Minimes, this residence offers an covered, heated pool and a well being centre with a fitness room. It is a 5-minute walk from the Aquarium and...
Located in La RochelleRoom from 69 €

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Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port Sud
Offering a panoramic restaurant with views of the 3 La Rochelle towers, this is a 4-star hotel. It is located in the city centre, in front of the Vieux...
Marennes-Oléron Camping au bon air
Situé à 150 m de la plage, au coeur du bassin de Marennes-Oléron, camping avec piscine.
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