The dynamic, welcoming and lively city of La Rochelle knows how to seduce you, for a few hours or a few days, thanks to its maritime character, its architectural heritage, its attachment to culture and its quality of life.
A journey to the heart of the ocean: during 2 hours, visit the heart of the oceans, meet more than 12,000 marine animals, and let yourself be surprised by the biodiversity of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Tropics.
Visit the three towers of La Rochelle, classified as a historic monument and remains of medieval maritime fortifications.
The Saint-Nicolas tower, the Chaîne tower, and the Lantern tower are the three towers of the La Rochelle waterfront and are the gateway to the emblematic Old Port. For five centuries, they have defended the pass and served as the point of attachment to the chain, stretched from one bank to the other, used to prevent access to the port.
A place devoted to colonial history: this museum is dedicated to France's relations with the Americas. Discover paintings, drawings, engravings, old maps, decorative art objects and photographs evoking Brazil, Canada or Louisiana unfolding in these magnificent rocky and neo-classical spaces.
La Belle du Gabut welcomes you from May to October, from noon to midnight. La Belle du Gabut is a living organ that is constantly reinventing itself, metamorphosing. The stage as a figurehead is theatre, dance, concerts, open-air cinema, shows for young audiences, conferences that take place there every day and all this around good organic and local products.
In the heart of La Rochelle, more than just a place to go shopping, Les Halles market is a tradition, deeply rooted in the heart of La Rochelle people.
Since the 19th century, people have been coming here to find the best products of the region: from potatoes from the Island of Ré to Charentais melon and salicornia... Enough to make a market of 100% local fresh produce. Need a break after shopping? Some shops are associated with the producers: you can taste your purchases from the market directly on the café's terrace!