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This is probably the most beautiful and most popular part of town. Great atmosphere. Lots to see... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
northants90
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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A major site of La Rochelle.

One can only imagine the history that has happened since the horloge was built and the many ships... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Gamine1949
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Gujan-Mestras, France
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Quai Duperre, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful and most popular part of town. Great atmosphere. Lots to see and do and a real lovely place to be - especially in the glorious sunshine.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

One can only imagine the history that has happened since the horloge was built and the many ships that sailed since it was built.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gamine1949
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Very interesting building, locals call it "big Ben" Exterior of building under repair when we were there. Regardless an interesting building historically.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mitch w
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This was the entrance from the harbour to the old town itself years ago . Well worth walking around the area and taking a few pictures of the arch and clock tower in the day or at night when it is lit up. If you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

A great place to sit down with a coffee or a beer & a bit food & do some people watching in the old port of this quaint French city

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

A gothic tower revamped in the 18th century with a large clock is the entrance to the old part of La Rochelle, with arcaded streets full of shops and markets.There is a good bakery just on the left as you enter, with good baguettes.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Originally this was the entrance from the harbour to the old town itself and well worth walking around the area and taking a few pictures of the arch and clock tower. Don't be put off by the beggars as this is now what you find...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ray d
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is the hub of the city. Good restaurants and close to most tourist spots. Walk around the harbour or just sit a while and watch the world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hampshirerose2018
Reviewed 15 November 2017

It is true what some here say about the beggars and dogs under the arches, however, they are all over France these days and it is actually quite safe, even at night.. What one should mention, however, as i have not seen it mentioned elsewhere,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank fidolio
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had read about this prior to our visit to La Rochelle and made it top of our things to do. The structure itself is excellent and well worth a photo. The problem is the beggars / vagrants gathered under the arch and the associated aromas....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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