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Vieux Port

La Rochelle, France
+33 6 08 35 64 70
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An afternoon stroll

Despite the rain it was beautiful to walk around - nice cafes to stop at . Lovely to admire the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stafford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Quiet empty and grey in winter

We stopped in for a visit, but during winter. It was an interesting place of historic buildings, a... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Bridgette M
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
La Rochelle, France
+33 6 08 35 64 70
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the rain it was beautiful to walk around - nice cafes to stop at . Lovely to admire the boats . Fantastic history of the towers

1  Thank 804sheena
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a visit, but during winter. It was an interesting place of historic buildings, a pretty port, boats and many little streets. There were a few small christmas markets out, and most food places don't open for food until midday. It can...More

Thank Bridgette M
Reviewed 16 December 2017

La Rochelle was our third port of call on a recent cruise and it was a nice surprise! We were bussed from the cruise terminal to the centre of town, to find a second-hand goods market right there. After doing the rounds of the market...More

1  Thank HenknAnnie
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Spent four days here (came to watch rugby) and would love to come back. Fairly quiet at this time of year but no shortage of good restaurants, delightful shops and interesting locations to visit. The architecture in the old town is fascinating and the aquarium...More

1  Thank Castaway44
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A delightful area, walking along by the boats, or along the esplanade. Plenty of restaurants to grab a beer or a coffee or even a meal - but all of these quite naturally are somewhat touristy, and it might be worth digging a little deeper...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Great place to wander around, look at the boats watch the little ferry boats. Plenty of bars and restaurants to sit and eat or people watch. In the summer there are many craft and artisan stalls too, but very quiet in Winter

Thank Mary q
Reviewed 10 November 2017

So much to see and a beautiful spot. Lucky for us we had perfect weather to wander around in the whole area. A real tourist destination for fine weather. We hadn't been here before and wonder why because it is worth going out of the...More

Thank Goldig
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance of this area. It felt like a Southern California beach town! Enjoy the view. Take a boat cruise. Rent a bike.

1  Thank Marcie M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

visit Le Valin, for an excellent pizza, choise of great beers and wines, talk to Hubert, the owner who will gladly share his thoughts and listen to yours... perhaps you will be lucky that night and have a concert from William playing gypsy jazz on...More

1  Thank fidolio
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The restaurants were full mid day and evening! Lot of folks enjoyed a seafood meal in the sun. Seems like an old movie set from a distance. Great from every angle for photographs.

Thank K M V
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20 January 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
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!!
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