La Rochelle

Described as the prettiest city in France, La Rochelle manages to combine a beautiful historical past with a fresh vibrant spirit. The Guide provides a unique in-depth view of La Rochelle. To whet your appetite here's just a few of the things you must do during your visit to the city:

 

  • Take Le Passeur water taxi across the harbour entrance. It only costs a euro and gives you a great view of the towers guarding the harbour entrance and the old port.
  • Visit La Rochelle's Central Market early on a Saturday morning, grab a table at one of the cafés and watch the world pass by
  • Pick up a filled baguette from the boulangerie in Rue Chef de Ville and have a picnic in Les Jardin des Plantes
  • Dine at one of the restaurants in Rue St Jean de Perot
  • Visit the Aquarium
  • Meander through the Arcaded streets of the old city
  • Shop in Rue du Palais
  • Walk around the harbour and see the three famous towers and the remnants of the city's fortifications

 

The Central Market

The Central Market