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Discover La Rochelle: Discovery Walking Tour of La Rochelle
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Discover La Rochelle: Discovery Walking Tour of La Rochelle

By Discover La Rochelle
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Walking tour of La Rochelle in English. Find out about the history of La Rochelle, visit the key sights to see, discover the best things to see and do around La Rochelle, learn about the Food and Drink specialties of the region and get loads of tips for making the most of your time in this wonderful city!
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Ages 11-80, max of 30 per group
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Guided Walking Tour
What's not included
  • Access nor Entry to the Towers
  • Entry/Admission - Towers of La Rochelle


Start:
  • Place de la Chaîne, Pl. de la Chaîne, 17000 La Rochelle, France
    We will meet beside the anchor in Place de la Chaîne, just in front of Tour de la Chaîne.
End:
  • Tour Saint-Nicolas, Tours du Port, 17000 La Rochelle, France

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 157608P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 157608P2

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Itinerary
  • Pl. de la Chaîne, 17000 La Rochelle, France
    We will meet beside the anchor in Place de la Chaîne, just in front of Tour de la Chaîne.
  • 1
  • 2
    Pass by
    Porte des Deux Moulins
  • 3
  • 4
    Pass by
    Statue Admiral Duperre
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
    Pass by
    Parc Charruyer
    Rue Sur-les-Murs
    Cathedrale St-Louis (La)
    Quartier Saint Nicolas
  • 8
    Pass by
    Quartier du Gabut
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  • Tour Saint-Nicolas, Tours du Port, 17000 La Rochelle, France
About the operator
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  • Discover La Rochelle
    97
    France
    Joined in May 2019
  • Jones58
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent walking tour of La Rochelle with John
    We booked a tour with John on line the night before our tour. This was late in September. He met us at 2:00 and was friendly and knowledgeable about his city. This was the last day of his touring for the season and though there were only 2 of us, he led us on an excellent tour, pointing out great restaurants and specialty shops along the way. He also took us to wonderful photography sites which we wouldn't have found on our own. John would love to also lead food tours in La Rochelle.
    Written December 24, 2019
  • Jovita J
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended
    Very nice tour, walk around the main objects, a lot of history, tips, recommendations. Very much recommended
    Written September 28, 2019
  • macthedoc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxed and informative dander
    John does not provide a stiff history lecture - thank goodness. Instead he conveys interesting stories with relaxed humour, encouraging questions the whole time. It was hilarious observing a northern Irish guide trying to explain the difference between Protestantism and Catholicism to a New Zealander! Book his tour on Day One of your trip
    Written July 14, 2019
  • Caroline J
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic free walking tour from John
    My husband 2 adult children and their partners had the pleasure of participating in John's free walking tour in July this year. John was friendly personable and fun and had an extensive knowledge of local history, best restaurants, shops and sights to see in La Rochelle. All the information he gave us was 100 per cent accurate. Do try the recommended bakery and restaurant - you won't be disappointed! A must try experience when in la Rochelle. Thanks John.
    Written July 12, 2019
  • ChrisinPerth
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for visitors to La Rochelle
    Thanks John for showing us La Rochelle and all the tips to find the best tours, restaurants, hidden gems (the pineau a highlight!) and all with a friendly and fun approach. The tour was a great balance of history and current life and I would recommend the tour highly to anyone. My big tip for travellers is to go and the beginning of your stay so you can find all the good things to do and places to go.
    Written July 7, 2019
  • 117nikkis
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend a couple of hours in La Rochelle.
    Thanks John for a really enjoyable tour around La Rochelle this afternoon. We learned so much, the pace was perfect for us and we loved your banter (and the pineau and guinguette tasters were an added bonus). Would totally recommend this.
    Written July 6, 2019
  • clonmelman
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free walking tour
    After being in la Rochelle a few days we thought we had discovered most of the city ourselves until we took the walking tour with John, after 2 hours of learning about the history of the city along with plenty of tips on places to visit, eat & drink we discovered we had missed a lot of the hidden gems the city has to offer, would recommend taking this walking tour on the start of your visit to the city all delivered in a light hearted humorous way.
    Written June 25, 2019
  • Paloma A
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two hours of fun!
    For somebody who comes to la Rochelle and wants to discover all the hidden and wonderful facts about the city. John was a wonderful guide both combining fun tips with historical facts that made our two hours fly by. He even gave us restaurant and typical bar names to go to! We fully recommend taking his tours
    Written June 23, 2019
  • annemB9213PG
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    La Rochelle Walking Tour
    We stayed in La Rochelle for a few days without knowing much about it and decided to do this tour on a whim. It was a great decision - John was really friendly, witty and knowledgeable and told us some interesting bits that only 'locals' would know. He really looked after us - he could see that my old feet were getting tired towards the end so arranged for us to stop at a cafe for a while before moving on. Plus it's free!!
    Written June 18, 2019
  • P2756YSdavidL
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    My wife and I took the tour with John and it was fantastic! Great insights into a fascinating city with a nice blend of history, things to see and do and recommendations on where to eat and drink. We would thoroughly recommend doing the tour with John who clearly has a passion for the city and great enthusiasm for what he is doing! 10/10!!
    Written June 14, 2019
  • 175chillyc
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent morning
    We spent a morning with John walking around La Rochelle, where he taught us loads of really cool secrets of the town and introduced to some great bars, restaurants and local charms! We even had a drink and wee snack with some locals along the way- great morning!
    Written June 14, 2019
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Mark M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Having been on many walking tours in different cities - I can honestly say this was one of the most engaging & informative I've been on. The tour guide took the time to get to know the group which really made the experience that little more unique & personal. They explained the rich & interesting history behind La Rochelle through impressive & engaging storytelling. I went there not knowing much about the city, and left with a lot more knowledge! Highly recommended!
Written August 14, 2020
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Thanks for the high praise, Mark. it was my pleasure! See you again soon to discover even more of La Rochelle! Cheers, John
Written August 21, 2020
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Daniel g
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an absolutely brilliant historic tour of the City hosted by John. We wanted to be shown around La Rochelle and learn more about the deep history and culture of this amazing City. Johns tour was excellent with right amount of information and detail told without being too overwhelming. We have been on quite a few city tours and this was certainly one of the best. When we return, we will certainly be booking another tour with John and hopefully one that’s focused on food and wine 🍷 🥐. Will certainly be recommending this tour to friends and family.
Written June 10, 2024
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Thanks Dan, it was a pleasure! Look forward to seeing you back in La Rochelle!
Written June 11, 2024
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Lorraine E
Greater Manchester, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
What a great way to get to know La Rochelle. John our guide was very knowledgeable and kept it interesting while mixing the history of the city along with tips on where to eat and drink. When we asked him where was the best place to buy cheese he kindly took us to the most amazing fromargerie. It has certainly enhanced our stay in La Rochelle, taking us to places we would have missed on our own. I would definitely recommend you do this tour if visiting La Rochelle. Thank you John for a great morning.
Written June 12, 2024
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Thank you very much Lorraine! It was a pleasure meeting yourself and Darren and enjoy the rest of your trip. Cheers, John
Written June 14, 2024
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Greg M
St. Albans, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were campervaning through France and staying on the beautiful Il de Ré. A friend suggested that we look up John McGuigan who is running a tour guide business in the nearby city of La Rochelle. So we did and this morning we had a great walking tour through what is a surprisingly brilliant French city with a fantastic tour guide. John gave us a comprehensive but very digestible history of the city and pointed out many fantastic eating and drinking venues. There were also great insights into the French way of life and of course there is also the mysterious cat. I’ll let you discover that with John yourself. Thanks John.
Written June 6, 2024
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It was a pleasure meeting Louise and yourself, Greg, and I am glad you both enjoyed it! Cheers, John
Written June 11, 2024
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Chris
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was an excellent tour. John is extremely knowledgeable, and we learned about several hundred years of La Rochelle's rich history all the way up to the present, while viewing the key landmarks, towers and churches, finding some out of the way streets, exploring some unique vistas, and sampling some of the local products. John is pleasant and entertaining, happy to answer all manner of questions. The tour was thorough, but not rushed, as John is generous with his time.
Written September 2, 2020
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Ty
Prosper, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My wife and I booked a walking tour of La Rochelle. We were on a cruise ship, although we decided to book the trip independently. From the moment our tour started, we knew we had made the right decision. John, our guide was amazing. A local who knows the area and its history like the back of his hand. He was friendly, a wealth of knowledge, and a great person to hang out with for a few hours. We felt as though we were visiting an old friend. Out of all the stops that we made on our cruise La Rochelle was our absolute favorite. To anyone thinking about booking a walking tour of La Rochelle go ahead and book immediately, you will not regret it. If you are lucky enough you will hopefully get John as your tour guide.
Written October 20, 2022
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Thanks so much for the super review, I am really touched. It would be a pleasure to see you both back here in La Rochelle in hopefully the not too distant future! Cheers, John
Written May 23, 2024
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Justy125
Cardiff, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This tour is a must if you’re visiting La Rochelle and want a very well informed history of the town. John is a great guide and is very knowledgeable and makes the whole experience fun and interesting. We booked online which was very easy and the meeting instructions were perfect. All together this is well worth the money.
Written August 13, 2020
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Thanks for the positive review Justin and see you again in La Rochelle soon I hope! Cheers, John
Written August 21, 2020
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Adrianus
Greater London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
A relaxed walking tour along some of the highlights of La Rochelle. A great city which is worth visiting. For its history, stories, food and drinks. Like the Pineau! We had a great guide who not only was knowledgeable but also flexible. We deviated slightly from the original route to cover some Templar history. Really enjoyed it!
Written August 25, 2020
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Thanks so much for the lovely review! I am glad you enjoyed it and it was my pleasure. Cheers, John
Written May 23, 2024
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minniemeris
New York360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a wonderfully interesting tour. Learned so much. He surely knew his history and I was able to fill in the gaps between what I knew! The tour was well structured so that we weren’t constantly walking, but looking at monuments and other points of interests as he described them. Bathroom breaks were also well planned and offered in case anyone needed them. And what a friendly chap with terrific English and lots of character and smiles always, to go with the info. On time and so pleasant! Highly recommend.
Written May 31, 2024
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Thank you very much for the lovely review! The pleasure was all mine :) Cheers, John
Written June 3, 2024
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Derrick L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
John was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to be with. I was in a group of 20 people and it was great to have a private tour. Communication and booking the tour was easy and the price was very reasonable. John even spent an extra half hour with us after the tour ended to show us more of the beautiful town. I would definitely consider booking him when we visit La Rochelle again.
Written October 28, 2022
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It was a pleasure to host you and your group Derrick. Look forward to seeing you guys again soon I hope! Cheers, John
Written May 23, 2024
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