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“lantern tower”(21 reviews)
“worth the climb”(14 reviews)
“st nicholas”(15 reviews)
Looking out to the Atlantic, the Tour Saint-Nicolas (14th century), the Tour de la Chaîne (14th century) and the Tour de la Lanterne (12th and15th century) are the remains of a great fortification building campaign undertaken in the City of La...more
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Vieux Port | Vieux Port, Quai Duperre, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 11 99
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All reviews lantern tower worth the climb st nicholas interesting history red bull stone walls fear of heights well worth the effort combined ticket photo opportunities well worth a visit harbour entrance middle ages great views from the top old port atlantic coast take your time
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Initially we were unsure about our visit to the towers as we felt some of the information was irrelevant as it related to the beaches. However the views were amazing and this made up for the random displays. We enjoyed the middle tower the most,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank justonelulu
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We bought the pass that allowed us access to all three towers and were glad we did. Be prepared for quite a bit of walking and an occasional tight spot. The history of the towers is interesting and gives visitors a glimpse into life and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HopsHunter
Reviewed 23 December 2018

There are three historic towers around the harbour in La Rochelle and a ticket to visit all three is only €9. A good look around, Including the short walks between them takes around 2 to 3 hours and offers stunning views of the harbour and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We had an interesting walk along the water front. Amazing to learn the history of the towns and why certain features were built.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

A little frightening if you are afraid of heights, but well worth it for the views and history. A good couple of hours

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheppeyfamily
Reviewed 6 December 2018

These towers are from the Middle Ages and they were built to ensure the safety of La Rochelle as a harbour town. They look amazing and very different from each other, and they've served different functions over the years, from housing royals in Medieval times...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

There are lots of steps to climb and narrow spaces, but the exhibits are fascinating and the views from the top and worth the climb.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kaeru30
Reviewed 11 October 2018

One of three towers in the port of La Rochelle and all worth a visit.All different and interesting.Entry fee is 6e but take the deal 3 for 9e. Take your time in every tower as you will miss a lot if you hurry.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peterfalvey
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A must to see to enjoy the view and understand a little of the history of La Rochelle. All three towers are worth looking at, but this is the most important one to see. They do close for lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rhona R
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

There are two ticket options. Buy the option of both towers. You can go to the second one on a different day. The history of the towers is quite fascinating. Look out for the carvings made by prisoners. Lots of narrow stone staircases, definitely not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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