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Vieux Port

La Rochelle, France
+33 6 08 35 64 70
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Charming architecture, wonderful daily food market.

Charming, attractive, wonderful food and drink, lots of interest. Rather expensive but still a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Very relaxing

A delightful place to stroll around, enjoying the views over the marina, the outdoor cafes and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David H
Bury, United Kingdom
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La Rochelle, France
+33 6 08 35 64 70
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Charming, attractive, wonderful food and drink, lots of interest. Rather expensive but still a lovely week long break.

Thank Brickoise
Reviewed 3 days ago

A delightful place to stroll around, enjoying the views over the marina, the outdoor cafes and restaurants, the old buildings and a little further back some of the lovely shops. The front is virtually traffic-free other than public transport, so it is relatively quiet. Just...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the port and surrounding areas. Very pretty place and interesting architecture. Lively and buzzing, cafes and restaurants in abundant supply. Two much dogs mess for my liking but that's the fault of the owners, not the place itself.

Thank alienaylings
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to wander around. Harbour waterfront, close to historic buildings, close to old town, close to shops & littered with bars & restaurants.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk. Lot's of good sea food restaurants. Beautiful scenery. Massive fortifications at the entrance.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great port area to walk round, stop for a drink or food and plenty of beautiful historic building to see or visit.The old market is worth the 10 mins walk

Thank Jools010990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Cafe,s and Bistros , all at reasonable prices, plus Great Hotels and many superb Boat Trips to Ilse de Rea and other places.

Thank peterhuntingdonb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where the crowds of visitors come as it's only a short walk from the railway station and the tourist office is nearby as well. You can get boat trips from the harbour and there are plenty of cafes/bars/restaurants all along the front. The...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and so quiet even though there were lots of people - all we could hear was the chatter of people - no loud music or street sellers. Perfect for mooching beautiful shops and eating and drinking watching the world go by.

Thank Tracie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Rochelle is a beautiful and sunny city. The Vieux Port is a must do. Take the time to have a drink at the terrace of one the pubs and enjoy the view. You will see many details of the architecture that you probably did...More

Thank nanne66
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Thank you this is a great help. As we don't have a lot of time in La Rochelle we plan to stay around the old port and main port terminal so we can get back to the ship in good time.
15 February 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!!
Could anyone tell me what this port is like for disabled people in wheelchairs and are there plenty of disabled access toilets and places where we could eat. We are coming in on a P&O cruise in June this year and i am just trying to get as much information on the area as i can before we travel
29 January 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