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Quartier du Gabut

La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 14 68
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Less stone more wood

Same mass of people, mixture of bars & restaurants but more wood than stone which gives a different... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Dudley, United Kingdom
Different viewpoint and "feel"

Being La Rochelle pretty traditional and "serious" it is a nice counterpart, with its quaint wooden... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Bordeaux, France
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“old port” (2 reviews)
La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 14 68
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Same mass of people, mixture of bars & restaurants but more wood than stone which gives a different feel. Restaurants lining the side of the harbour give you the smells & chinking of cutlery & hum of people enjoying what France is famous for cuisine....More

Thank family147
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Being La Rochelle pretty traditional and "serious" it is a nice counterpart, with its quaint wooden residences and the "guinguette" area and its graffitis and "alternative" bars. And the view from this side of the harbor is also extremely pretty.

Thank Hyoga83
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Obviously different from the Old Port and makes an interesting change although it is still essentially boats, bars, restaurants and shops, but along with the extra attractions of the aquarium, a number of museums and the tourist office. Well worth a wander.

Thank JeremyPC
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Stunning views all around and a very pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by. Fantastic boats all around

Thank 522depeche
Reviewed 30 January 2014

There's nothing special in this neighborhood, but some shops and a big bar, where students love to party sometimes.

1  Thank Naldo_Goes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Very nice esplanade, open space surrounded by boats, aquarium, coffee shops/restaurants Brasserie. You will see lots of Red Cedar houses which hosts restaurants/coffee shops and the Tourist Office.

Thank MinchyB
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Definitely the least good part of the port area. Cafes much more fast food rather than quality. Shabby compared with the other side of the port

1  Thank paulquill
Reviewed 6 February 2013

La Rochelle is wonderful - truly the "most attractive and unspoilt seaside town in France" (to quote the Rough Guide) but after you've explored the harbourside, old town, parcs, beaches etc the Gabut makes an interesting change. It's an odd mixture. A couple of years...More

2  Thank PeterPan2
Reviewed 20 August 2012

A much calmer quarter than the main Vieux Port, a brilliant place to spend a morning with a coffee and a crepe in one of the port-side restaurants or cafes and watch the ships, boats and yachts go by.

1  Thank Lushlibz
Reviewed 1 February 2012

Not worth a detour but OK as part of a walking tour of this lovely town.

Thank gingerfrance
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