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A must see - but go for a sun downer or morning cafe

This is a must see in La Rochelle and really pretty. There's tons of outdoor bars and seating so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
La Rochelle, France
My Favourite Place in Charente Maritime

Wonderful restaurants, beautiful arch covered shopping streets, with shops ranging from top-end... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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All reviews cafes and restaurants watch the world street entertainers seafood lots of places to eat people watching old town market stalls wander around lovely area sunny day heart of la rochelle boat trip maritime museum tourist office well worth a visit fort boyard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in La Rochelle and really pretty. There's tons of outdoor bars and seating so find a cafe, watch the sunset and sip a (slightly expensive) drink. It's worth the view. Cafe in the morning or afternoon is not expensive and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurants, beautiful arch covered shopping streets, with shops ranging from top-end fashions to and fabulous place to spend a day watching the world go by as you eat delicious ice-creams. It is very popular with French tourists and even out of season is busy...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Rochelle is such a lively, friendly city full of winding cobbled streets, arcades, individual boutiques and shops and peaceful squares, opening out to the 'vieux port' with its mix of medieval, 17th & 18th century architecture. The waterside is buzzing with visitors, cafes and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The old port area makes for some pleasant days of watching the world go by. When I arrived on Sunday the port was very, very busy with people enjoying the sights, restaurants, and bars. Monday was much more relaxed with fewer patrons making it much...More

Thank EricP278
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and unspoilt town. An abundance of cafés and bars. Surprising number of clothes shops make for an interesting place to keep 'him and her' happy. Explore these streets to find your own surprises from a parasol dressed market to specialist booze merchants. One word...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

It was just a half day stop in La Rochelle but we really enjoyed the beautiful of the old harbor and the old town. Nice place to have lunch, some drinks, and a good walk.

Thank DrApple93
Reviewed October 10, 2018

The port has nice little restaurants and is in walking distance from the apartment. We only stayed one night but would definitely come back to explore more.

Thank Brigitte M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the impressive defensive towers, touring the Musée de Nouvelle Monde and the cathedral and had a wonderful lunch.

Thank Rieux4us
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place to be in La Rochelle 1. Great views 2. Vibrant atmosphere 3. Bars and restaurants 4. Amazing views A real lovely part of town.

Thank northants90
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Worth going to La Rochelle just to walk around the harbour - do it at night as well. Loads of restaurants and lovely ice cream stalls!

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January 20, 2018|
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Response from fidolio | Reviewed this property |
In Maarch? nope. that is, all the bars etc are already open, none of them actuall close for winter, like further south? but, this is actually nice (apart from the fact that in La Rochelle? it is a really long, wet winter... More
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Evelyn S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely loads to see . Make sure you see the Aquarium. It's at the port near the towers. Takes about an hour to fully enjoy!!
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Vijgeblad | Reviewed this property |
I am partially disabled (crutches) and didn't take the bus. The ferry is accessible IIRC and the ride is quite nice if the weather is good. The port area is very compact, easy to navigate. The main streets are no problem... More