Vieux Port

Vieux Port, La Rochelle: Address, Phone Number, Vieux Port Reviews: 4.5/5

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Kevin J
London, UK387 contributions
Delightful
Sep. 2021
Really well preserved old port, with lots to interest the historically minded, self-guided walks with lots of information boards, too. Loads of cafes, bars etc on the portside, but mostly offering standard tourist fare - head away from the port a bit to find really authentic & fresh food with a difference.
Written September 21, 2021
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Randy G
Albi, France14 contributions
Historical port
Oct. 2020
Well maintained port with lots of cafes and restaurants at one end and the Towers of La Rochelle at the other end.
Written October 20, 2020
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braithwaite12
Northampton, UK833 contributions
Wonderful views
Sep. 2020
Great character. The very ideal of La Rochelle with its two large sea facing towers. The variety of boats, motor or sailing coupled with the much larger trip sightseeing ones. A lovely spot.
Written September 29, 2020
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Djflash
United Kingdom18 contributions
Nice port
Jul. 2020
Very beautiful sailboats, all in wood, we had already seen this port on television during a very famous race, there are also many fishing boats.
Written September 23, 2020
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tintinfan2013
London, UK624 contributions
Really pretty
Aug. 2020 • Couples
La Rochelle port and old town are really pretty and a delight to wander around. Beautifully atmospheric with interesting shops and enjoyable cafes and restaurants. The market is worth a visit too.
Written August 18, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,963 contributions
Waterfront Stroll
Nov. 2019
This is where you want to stroll a bit, to enjoy the waterfront, look at the boats and the iconic scene. Lots of restaurants around, lots of tourists.
Written August 15, 2020
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
Very picturesque
Sep. 2019
A really pretty open area to walk around the port and see the views from each side. It is very photogenic and deserves an hour of anyone's time to appreciate it. The only downside is, it does get busy, but when places are really worth seeing that happens!
Written June 24, 2020
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And2012S
Chantonnay, France250 contributions
Back in time
Feb. 2020 • Couples
This is a charming Port. We decided to visit it out of the holiday season and were not disappointed. Plenty to see without being harassed by the numerous restaurants during the holiday season. We were able to take our time and appreciate all that was on offer.
Written February 1, 2020
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ArnieJ
Yakima, WA59 contributions
Plan to return... Again and Again!
Sep. 2019
This is an absolute gem of a place! We have been to many, many lovely places in France, but this is at the top of our list. The harbor is fantastically lovely surrounded by beautiful buildings, fun shops, so many restaurants. And, all that even before you start strolling the back streets. Easily enjoyed our 5 days here.
Written January 8, 2020
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Marie R
Niagara Falls, Canada995 contributions
You MUST visit this gem
Oct. 2019
History, shops, restaurants,..................what else do you need? Old town with cobblestone roads, French restaurants, desserts, bars, etc. All you need for a wonderful day, afternoon or romantic evening. Stunning views day and night of the bay and towers that once protected the city. The only wall that remains of the border wall around the city before the war still stands facing the parking lot. This village is a must see when travelling through the south of France. Would highly recommend spending a few days here.
Written November 2, 2019
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