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..
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..
Grande-Rue des Merciers F - 17000 La Rochelle
This very busy street is one of the most typical of La Rochelle, with its many galleries and 16C and 17C houses. Half-timbered medieval houses covered with slate alternate with Renaissance buildings sporting fantastic sculpted gargoyles.
Hotels La Rochelle
31 Rue Des Gentilshommes F - 17000 La Rochelle
Set in the heart of the city centre and historic quarter of La Rochelle, this 16th-century building offers comfortable rooms. Hotel Henri IV is just 50 metres from the old harbour. Hotel Henri IV features a reception with stairs leading up to the mo..
20 Place Du Maréchal Foch F - 17000 La Rochelle
This boutique hotel is located in the heart of the Vieux Port historic quarter. It offers contemporary accommodation with flat-screen TV and a terrace overlooking the Tour de la Lanterne. Hotel en Ville serves a full buffet breakfast every morning, ..
4 rue Léonce Vieljeux F - 17000 LA ROCHELLE
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..
Restaurants La Rochelle
5 r. St-Jean du Pérot 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...
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.
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.
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.
plage de la Concurrence F - 17000 La Rochelle
This modern rotunda has wide views of the ocean. It is a showcase for the beautiful and generous seafood cuisine of the Coutanceau family (the son has followed his father's footsteps), and their perfect understanding of ingredients and flavours.
av. de la Porte-Neuve F - 17000 La Rochelle
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!