8 days in La Rochelle Itinerary

8 days in La Rochelle Itinerary

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La Rochelle
— 7 nights

La Rochelle

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Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zoo de La Palmyre (in La Palmyre-Les Mathes), Le Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Rochefort (Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois & Association Hermione-La Fayette). Spend the 15th (Thu) in the animal kingdom at La Vallee des Singes. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Le Grand Defi. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Vieux Port, enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium La Rochelle, and go for a stroll along the water at Le Port de la Cotiniere.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the La Rochelle travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Rochefort, Phare des Baleines, La Vallee des Singes, Le Port de la Cotiniere
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Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
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Le Puy du Fou