Towers of La Rochelle, La Rochelle

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Towers of La Rochelle stand tall along the old harbor. Built in the 13th and 14th centuries, the three towers are named Tour St. Nicolas, Tour de la Lantern, and Tour de la Chaine. Climb up the many tower stairs for a view of the water. For more on the towers' long history, an informational booklet is available in English. For Towers of La Rochelle and beyond, use our La Rochelle travel itinerary maker to get the most from your La Rochelle vacation.
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  • They are nice, but nothing spectacular. Having seen the gates of Bordeaux, for example, remain in Nice. The rest of the city is very nice also. An interesting visit, taking into account the importance of the city in the history of Europe.
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  • Coming to la Rochelle without visiting the towers, it kinda come to Paris and forget Eiffel Tower. Nice, very documented visit. The price is excessive. But it is a must.
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  • Essential during a visit to La Rochelle, especially the towers of St Nicolas and lantern. These tours offer a beautiful view, a light on the history of the city and a beautiful ballad at her feet and around the Bay to the beach
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Where to stay in La Rochelle

To discover La Rochelle's rich architectural heritage, book your rooms at a stylish hotel near the city's picturesque old harbor. From there, you can easily explore the city's oldest areas, while remaining within easy walking distance of modern tourist attractions, such as the aquarium and natural history museum. If you're travelling on a limited budget, consider staying farther away from the old harbor, where you can choose from a selection of small inns, private B&Bs, and good-value hostels.
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