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This was the entrance from the harbour to the old town itself years ago . Well worth walking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beina1
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Bordeaux, France
Relaxing place

A great place to sit down with a coffee or a beer & a bit food & do some people watching in the old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
555paul
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Quai Duperre, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very interesting building, locals call it "big Ben" Exterior of building under repair when we were there. Regardless an interesting building historically.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the entrance from the harbour to the old town itself years ago . Well worth walking around the area and taking a few pictures of the arch and clock tower in the day or at night when it is lit up. If you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to sit down with a coffee or a beer & a bit food & do some people watching in the old port of this quaint French city

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gothic tower revamped in the 18th century with a large clock is the entrance to the old part of La Rochelle, with arcaded streets full of shops and markets.There is a good bakery just on the left as you enter, with good baguettes.

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Originally this was the entrance from the harbour to the old town itself and well worth walking around the area and taking a few pictures of the arch and clock tower. Don't be put off by the beggars as this is now what you find...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

This is the hub of the city. Good restaurants and close to most tourist spots. Walk around the harbour or just sit a while and watch the world.

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

It is true what some here say about the beggars and dogs under the arches, however, they are all over France these days and it is actually quite safe, even at night.. What one should mention, however, as i have not seen it mentioned elsewhere,...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Had read about this prior to our visit to La Rochelle and made it top of our things to do. The structure itself is excellent and well worth a photo. The problem is the beggars / vagrants gathered under the arch and the associated aromas....More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

The clock on the tower is one of the town landmarks, with the tower serving as a long-time entrance to the old town. There are many restaurants and street performers along the quai, so it attracts a lot of people on a nice summer evening....More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

This old building with its large arch-way separates the touristy yacht basins from the (mostly) pedestrian shopping district. The building itself is nice to look at from the harbor side and at the right angle you can see the statue through the arch. Otherwise it's...More

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