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
cours des Dames F - 17000 La Rochelle
Situated at the end of a narrow bay, the old port is made up of the port entry, the beaching basin or Old Port, the small basin where yachts are moored, and the trawler basin. It is certainly the most well-known view of La Rochelle with its two tower..
2 quai Simenon F - 17000 La Rochelle
This slightly leaning tower (total height 42 m) is a veritable fortress. It was built in the 14C and named after the patron saint of navigators. An external staircase leads to the main room, from which other staircases lead to additional rooms. These..
rue de la Ferté F - 17000 La Rochelle
The dwellings around the Town Hall, Rue des Merciers and Rue du Palais were built with two ways out; on the ground floor they have a large room often converted into a shop, then an interior courtyard with staircase and gallery; on the first floor a d..
Hotels La Rochelle
30 Quai Duperre F - 17000 La Rochelle
Prix Prices from : 68 €
Hotel La Marine is situated in the centre of La Rochelle on the Old Port area in front of the medieval towers. It offers non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi. Some of the guest rooms offer a view of the port and others, a view of the interior, flowered..
4 rue Léonce Vieljeux F - 17000 LA ROCHELLE
Breakfast and unlimited WIFI are included in all rates at the ibis Styles La Rochelle Centre. The hotel is located in the heart of La Rochelle just steps from the Grosse Horloge, the Old Port and Casino beach. You are just 109 yds. (100 m) from the f..
36 Cours Des Dames F - 17000 La Rochelle
Prix Prices from : 68 €
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
place de la 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...
35 rue St-Jean-du-Perot 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!
5 rue Thiers F - 17000 La Rochelle
Jules is Giuliano di Giovanni, an Italian chef who has been ensconced in this restaurant a stone's throw from La Rochelle's Old Port for many years. Using good local ingredients, he composes market cuisine that is full of flavour, and makes no bones ..
1 rue de la Chaîne F - 17000 La Rochelle
Crispy-tender wild turbot with angel's hair, calf sweetbreads and langoustine, organic vegetables and a tangy balsamic vinegar sauce - at this restaurant on the old port, the sea glints silver! Elegance is apparent in the dishes, but also in the deco..
plage de la Concurrence F - 17000 La Rochelle
This restaurant overlooks the Atlantic, has a round dining room and a refined and contemporary decor. The backdrop complements Christopher Coutanceau's cuisine, which is fine and hearty seafood dishes that demonstrate his dazzling sense for ingredien..
49 rue 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.