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  • DoozeUK
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom1,152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip with lots for everyone to see and do
    We had a day trip to La Rochelle whilst on holiday in the area. It’s certainly worth a day out to,visit, with lots of interesting architecture, shops and a huge selection of restaurants/places to eat. We parked near the railway station and was a bargain as only €3 and we were there for over 4 hours. Obviously the harbour and port is the main attraction but don’t be afraid to head down the side streets as there is loads to do and see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Jason
    Le Dorat, France73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short Weekend Break La Rochelle
    Lovely short break with my wife. The place is buzzing with people and is extremely clean and tidy. Did some of the attractions like the big wheel, the underground bunker and the three towers. Would recommend visiting La Rochelle.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Sébastien D
    Seine-et-Marne, France613 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Place to visit !
    This is THE place to visit at La Rochelle ! City Center is only classic shops but here, many hand made shops, activities, singers, places to have a drink.... Very nice walk with friends or family !
    Visited August 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • BTS1972
    Munich, Germany3,515 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Panorama with Superb Atmosphere
    The old harbor of La Rochelle simply looks great. We had a hotel with direct view on the old harbor and the harbor towers. While a bit overcrowded with tourists till late afternoon, this small sity really managed to preserve the ancoioent amtophere and charme of sailing age. Perfect.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 May 2024
  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,031 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant historic harbour
    This is a place to wander and enjoy the atmosphere. The towers at the entrance overlook the harbour and are impressive. There are plenty of places to sit, eat and watch that are also reasonably priced. Do not miss on your walking tour of La Rochelle.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2024
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK2,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a place to wander and enjoy the atmosphere. The towers at the entrance overlook the harbour and are impressive. There are plenty of places to sit, eat and watch that are also reasonably priced. Do not miss on your walking tour of La Rochelle.
Written 3 July 2024
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Sidcup, UK1,288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
La Rochelle port is a beautiful area full of local shops and restaurants. There’s plenty to do and walking round exploring is fun. This is definitely a place worth visiting
Written 23 June 2024
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BTS1972
Munich, Germany3,515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The old harbor of La Rochelle simply looks great. We had a hotel with direct view on the old harbor and the harbor towers. While a bit overcrowded with tourists till late afternoon, this small sity really managed to preserve the ancoioent amtophere and charme of sailing age. Perfect.
Written 8 May 2024
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David-R-Blackburn
London, UK237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The Vieux Port is the best place to start any visit to La Rochelle because from here you can walk to anywhere as well as visiting many of the sites that are part of the harbour like the famous Towers.
Written 23 August 2023
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Sébastien D
Seine-et-Marne, France613 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
This is THE place to visit at La Rochelle !

City Center is only classic shops but here, many hand made shops, activities, singers, places to have a drink....

Very nice walk with friends or family !
Written 7 August 2023
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Türkiye11,138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
So lucky to get to stay a 5 minute walk from the port.
Really busy atmosphere, boats coming & going & restaurants & bars around the side to people watch.
Written 26 July 2023
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Jason
Le Dorat, France73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Lovely short break with my wife. The place is buzzing with people and is extremely clean and tidy. Did some of the attractions like the big wheel, the underground bunker and the three towers. Would recommend visiting La Rochelle.
Written 23 July 2023
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DoozeUK
Leicestershire, UK1,152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a day trip to La Rochelle whilst on holiday in the area.

It’s certainly worth a day out to,visit, with lots of interesting architecture, shops and a huge selection of restaurants/places to eat.

We parked near the railway station and was a bargain as only €3 and we were there for over 4 hours.

Obviously the harbour and port is the main attraction but don’t be afraid to head down the side streets as there is loads to do and see.
Written 16 July 2023
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Othelia J
Edmonton, Canada95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful Port with lots of ability to view. There are also many restaurants and café's around the port. Everyone is very friendly!
Written 17 June 2023
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iamface
Aberdeen, UK1,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
quite large port that has new and old port, if walk around whole place that should be very tired and hot in summer. but pretty and impressive. also visited fish market. interesting
Written 12 June 2023
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