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Its hectic with loads to do and see

La Rochelle is very walkable, but hire bikes were very popular as well. We walked miles and had a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Congleton, United Kingdom
Busy, busy busy!

Can't stop watching the comings and goings of the boats. It's never a dull day here. Always lots... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Louise R
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La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

La Rochelle is very walkable, but hire bikes were very popular as well. We walked miles and had a go on the ferris wheel which was pleasant. We visited the Catedral which was nice. We went late July and it was very busy and clearly...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

came out of aquarium , and went to walk to port , no shade , quite a long walk around to towers , seemed to be quite a lot of open space . bars and cafe and restaurants on front you pay for where you...More

Thank Desmond H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can't stop watching the comings and goings of the boats. It's never a dull day here. Always lots going on to watch and see.

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to hang out. We were actually staying in an apartment on the Cours des Dames. There was always things going on; artists, bands, performers. Food vibe after 8pm, plenty of restaurants and cafe's. If you are in LR get down...More

Thank claire0nthem0ve
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Avoid in August. Crowded and very touristy. To be honest, was really disappointed by La Rochelle. Full of high street chain stores and tacky souvenir shops and the usual tourist traps you’d associate with a port town. Real shame. Maybe better off season?

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stand and take in the views of the Old Port - or, le Vieux Port.... I could stand for hours (and have!).... a true gem!

Thank Voyageur544
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vieux Port is beautiful - especially on a sunny day. It has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is no shortage of excellent restaurants, bars and shops.

Thank Sylvia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon wondering round la rochelle shops, cathedral and a bit of the wall. Packet at des minimes and took the cheap happy and quiet Solar 'bus de mer' over to the portal and back. Great way to visit as parking is free and you...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Rochelle is the scene of many of my childhood holidays, so I’m not recreating the memories with my kids. There’s lots of different parts of the old port which make it good to explore, and great to sit at a cafe and people watch.

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old port is lovely and the towers are interesting but avoid eating on the harbour front the food is poor and they don't care. France was once the food capital of the world but it's had its day now .

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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