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. Put Vieux Port into our La Rochelle trip itinerary planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in La Rochelle.
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  • The port of La Rochelle is installed in this place since the 13th century. Early on, he was strengthened. The towers that protect are impressive and iconic place. The old port of La Rochelle offers an exceptional, that has helped make it one of the high place of tourism in France. This is the heart of La Rochelle.
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  • Enjoy the port with boats coming in and out surrounded by seagulls who guide the boats to the large unique images
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  • Very nice place to visit if you go through La Rochelle. It was the first time we go there, with the Sun it is really nice. Only downside, the presence of punk to dog a little alcohol (or more?) that insults passersby for nothing... it's going to look in the scenery but hey you can not fire everyone...
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  • Beautiful Harbour, with some fantastic scenery and history to absorb. Also a great ice cream van with an amusing selection of flavours.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Amazing for pokemon hunting and wild rare water type catches such as dratini and magikarp. Also a very touristy and historical area with many expensive restaurants. Dont get fooled though not every one of them is worth your money.
  • Beautiful location. Fun and lively. I had a great time there.

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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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