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Walk at the seaside of LaRochelle

We had a nice walk on the refurbished old port, nicely paved with a spot for the children to play... read more

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Angers, France
Excellent Seaside area

We were staying in Bordeaux and debating where to go to see the ocean. We had several people... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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La Rochelle, France
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All reviews cafes and restaurants street entertainers watch the world seafood lots of places to eat people watching old town wander around market stalls lots of shops sunny day heart of la rochelle boat trip well worth a visit fort boyard port boats
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice walk on the refurbished old port, nicely paved with a spot for the children to play. Nice to be seperated from the cars

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B5938BZdanielk
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We were staying in Bordeaux and debating where to go to see the ocean. We had several people suggest La Rochelle and I'm glad we went. The area near the marina and waterfront is very interesting. Lots of shops and little restaurants. Also a walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 425kirkh
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a must see in La Rochelle and really pretty. There's tons of outdoor bars and seating so find a cafe, watch the sunset and sip a (slightly expensive) drink. It's worth the view. Cafe in the morning or afternoon is not expensive and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carld8812
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Wonderful restaurants, beautiful arch covered shopping streets, with shops ranging from top-end fashions to and fabulous place to spend a day watching the world go by as you eat delicious ice-creams. It is very popular with French tourists and even out of season is busy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alison L
Reviewed 31 October 2018

La Rochelle is such a lively, friendly city full of winding cobbled streets, arcades, individual boutiques and shops and peaceful squares, opening out to the 'vieux port' with its mix of medieval, 17th & 18th century architecture. The waterside is buzzing with visitors, cafes and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The old port area makes for some pleasant days of watching the world go by. When I arrived on Sunday the port was very, very busy with people enjoying the sights, restaurants, and bars. Monday was much more relaxed with fewer patrons making it much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EricP278
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and unspoilt town. An abundance of cafés and bars. Surprising number of clothes shops make for an interesting place to keep 'him and her' happy. Explore these streets to find your own surprises from a parasol dressed market to specialist booze merchants. One word...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank philiphZ9356AC
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

It was just a half day stop in La Rochelle but we really enjoyed the beautiful of the old harbor and the old town. Nice place to have lunch, some drinks, and a good walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DrApple93
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The port has nice little restaurants and is in walking distance from the apartment. We only stayed one night but would definitely come back to explore more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brigitte M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the impressive defensive towers, touring the Musée de Nouvelle Monde and the cathedral and had a wonderful lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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