The medieval city of La Rochelle, France, is considered to be the most attractive and unspoilt seaside town in France. The two impressive towers guarding the entrance to the port, called the Vieux Port, are the centerpiece of La Rochelle. Behind the three 14th-century stone towers is the medieval core of the city lined with beautiful medieval buildings, shops and seafood restaurants. La Rochelle features a modern Aquarium and a floating Maritime Museum. Boating trips boats to Fort Boyard or Ile de Ré are very popular.
Things to See & Do
* Vieux Port
* Port des Minimes - Marina
* Maritime Museum
* Fort Boyard & IIe de Re boat trips
* Access to Bordeaux
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area – 28.43 km’s
Population – 80,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT + one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 33
Port Location – The port of La Pallice – La Rochelle is located approximately 10 km’s from the La Rochelle town centre.
Transport Links – La Rochelle is served by a central railway station designated La Rochelle Ville. The trip from Paris to La Rochelle takes about three hours. There are car rental services at the station. The Aeroport de La Rochelle is served by air and buses running Monday through Saturday take you to La Rochelle centre.