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Vieux Port

La Rochelle, France
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Type: Bodies of Water
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Sorrento, Italy
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142 reviews 142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The old port is very interesting with many old buildings. There are an enormous number of restaurants, mainly selling almost exactly the same range of foods. It is pot luck if you can find a good one.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Grat views, suurounded by the bustling atmosphere of a port. Youu are surrounted by so many restaurants you are spoilt for choice

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Torridon, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are in La Rochelle, you should take a wander down to the old port. The surrounding area has many cafés and restaurants, while there is much to see in the harbour itself with both yachts and other craft. Altogether an excellent place for people watching.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

with pleasure boats and fishing boats. Although it was a chilly day I still took lunch in one of the restaurants at the harbor. Cute little streets around the harbor.

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Pamplona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We loved the port area plenty of restaurants,the weather was lovely.the aquarium was best on we had visited

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Vieux Port is filled with fabulous restaurants and cafes. The port itself has some stunning yachts travelling in and out and is therefore a great spot to wile away the hours.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The old port area is a busy, but happy area to spend time. There are plenty of bars and cafe's to sit outside and enjoy watching "the world go by". There is always something to look at. It feels very "french"

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Vieux Port area of La Rochelle is a lovely area to while away a few hours soaking in the atmosphere (especially on a nice day, as we had!). The views were great, and with lots of people, street vendors and artists, it was great. The natural port shape and (surviving) old architecture added to the experience, making it very... More

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Portadown
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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very busy at weekends but quieter during week. Good area to stroll around especially in evenings with street entertainment and market stalls in area. Plenty of bars , cafes and restaurants to sit and watch world go by. Overall very enjoyable area for few days visit.

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Hastings, UK
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visit the old port to watch the boats in the day, walk the walls and have a drink. By night there's a market and plenty of restaurants of all types and prices. Plenty to see and do. Entertainers (Street) abound and there's something different to see each night in the summer. In short, a good place to visit and re-visit.

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