Things to see and do - La Rochelle
La Rochelle :
Unmissable tourist sites
La Rochelle Travel guide
La Rochelle : Michelin's recommendations
This is a wonderful port which has a quality of light that charmed painters, the Impressionists in particular. It is a fiercely Protestant place which, as a result, suffered a terrible siege at the hands of Richelieu in 1627. It became rich from its trade with the Americas. Today it's also a town happily known as the home of the Francofolies which attract thousands of music lovers around the 14th July. It is also one of the few towns in France to have decreed the bicycle king.
Tourist attractions La Rochelle : Things to see and do
pl. Barentin F - 17000 La Rochelle
This Gothic tower used to form the entrance to the town from the port side. In the middle its Belfry is topped by a polygonal dome and a lantern light and houses the clock face and the clock mechanism. The two towers on either side contain maritime t..
33 r. du Temple F - 17000 La Rochelle
On the first floor of a perfumery, there is a charming collection of bottles (some are signed by Lalique and Dali), powder boxes and make-up from 1920 to the present day.
pl. des Petits-Bancs F - 17000 La Rochelle
An attractive 1654 house with a sculpted façade and in the centre the statue of the La Rochelle son Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876), a writer (before you visit la Rochelle, you should re-read Dominique ) and orientalist painter.
Hotels La Rochelle
4 rue Léonce Vieljeux F - 17000 LA ROCHELLE
Prix Prices from : 71 €
The ibis la Rochelle Centre hotel is located in the heart of La Rochelle, a short stroll from the Big Clock, the Old Port and Casino beach. You are 100 m from the piers for visiting the islands of Aix and Ré. The hotel has 77 air-conditioned rooms, w..
23 Rue Verdière F - 17000 La Rochelle
Prix Prices from : 75 €
The Atlantic Hotel is located in the centre of La Rochelle, a few steps from the beach and the Cours des Dames and 50 metres from the Vieux Port. The hotel offers rooms with TVs and free Wi-Fi internet access. Most of the rooms overlook the garden. ..
36 Cours Des Dames F - 17000 La Rochelle
Built in 1646, Hotel de L’Ocean is located on the Old Port, in the heart of La Rochelle. It offers soundproofed rooms equipped with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms offer a view of the Bay of Biscay and the harbour. A continental breakfa..
Restaurants La Rochelle
1 r. de la Chaîne F - 17000 La Rochelle
Scallops and truffle risotto, sea bass grilled à la plancha: shimmering seafood cuisine! Elegance on the plate but also in the decor - finely balanced between an old drinking house and modern simplicity.
35 r. St-Jean-du-Pérot F - 17000 La Rochelle
A fashionable bistro from the Coutanceau clan with kitchens open to the dining room, old advertising posters and a menu that flirts with the period. Curtain up!
av. Porte Neuve F - 17000 La Rochelle
5 r. Thiers F - 17000 La Rochelle
The secret of this contemporary establishment? Agreeable, fresh market sourced cuisine that is bursting with flavour, based on astutely updated timeless staples. Another plus is the brief but expertly chosen wine list.
49 r. St-Jean-du-Pérot F - 17000 La Rochelle
A charming winter garden very near the harbour. The chef and his team are full of respect for the seasonal ingredients and deliver pleasant modern cooking. Superb wine list with a choice of 900 wines, including some rarities.
pl. Chaîne F - 17000 La Rochelle
A local institution for lovers of seafood cuisine and fine shellfish platters. Each dining room - there are seven of them - celebrates the ocean waves in its own way - transatlantic journeys, fishing, sails...