Vieux Port, La Rochelle

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A port since the 13th century, Vieux Port is world famous for its guard towers. In its prime in the 17th and 18th centuries, the port handled close to half of France's colonial trade. Today it attracts tourists from all over the globe. The well-structured port has three public pools. Arrange to visit Vieux Port and other attractions in La Rochelle using our La Rochelle trip builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Lovely time within the old harbour is a magnificent place for s walk is a real pleasure. Must absolutely visit this place when we come to la Rochelle is a pleasure for the eyes we had loved and to do a passage to the Ferris wheel ca allows you to enjoy the wonderful view of the city
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  • August 17, 2017
    We visited La Rochelle as we where staying at a caravan site nearby, wow what a gem. The architecture is beautiful ,the port is wonderful with its picturesque views and it is lined by a multitude of m...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Downtown is to visit monuments and other and above all cleanliness of the city and parks who is impeccable, other cities should take the leaf
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  • July 26, 2017
    A wonderful spot to find a restaurant and go for an evening stroll. Go to La Tour St Nicolas and take in the view from the top of the tower. (The audio guides are also worth the effort.)
  • August 20, 2017
    Be seized by the sense of beauty the first time you see the city from after arriving from the St Jean D'Acre Esplanade. Enjoys the local restaurants and night performances.
  • September 3, 2017
    Beautiful location. Fun and lively. I had a great time there.
  • August 31, 2017
    This is in Central La Rochelle, a beautiful bustling ancient city with plenty to do and see. A must in this region.
  • June 6, 2017
    Nice and animated place full of pubs and restaurants and directly linked to the narrow pedestrian streets in the old town. Beautiful lights in the evening.

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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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