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Address: La Rochelle, France
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A lovely place to hang out but a bit too touristic. Evey inch was a, slightly overpriced, bar or bistro but the view is great and the feel is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A lovely place to hang out but a bit too touristic. Evey inch was a, slightly overpriced, bar or bistro but the view is great and the feel is good.

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Le Bugue, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Loved sitting in a cafe here people watching . As well as watching the boats. Lovely to stroll around the waters edge. The towers are a wonderful dominating protective sight.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

On the day I visited it was bank holiday and thousands of people were watching the "cliff divers" practising for a competition, diving from the Tower at the entrance to the Port, quite a spectacle, but the ladies had to go back to shopping in the very fashionable streets.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we had an apartment right down in the Bieux Port, walked out of the house and found ourselves in the middle of the action. Beautiful. Throughout the year there are festivals and activities, art fairs and more. Every ten minutes the little water bus goes from here over to the museum part across the harbor. The walk around the harbor... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The contrast of historic significance and modern yachting combined with tourism is striking. However, it is a pleasant place to visit and offers modern amenities in terms of shopping and a range of dining options.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were ferrying a sailboat from Perros Guirrec to La Rochelle. We parked the boat there and spent 24 hours resting, visiting other boats and going to restaurants around the area. It is a very lively area worth visiting for a few hours in the Summer when many boats are anchored there.

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Reims, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a lovely place for a walk day or night, it is vibrant and buzzing with tourists and locals alike. There is a large number of restaurant and bars catering to all tastes and budgets. My only problem with the place was that I wished that I had longer to explore than just a couple of hours. A day... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on our 30th wedding anniversary. Very fortunate as "hermione" was docked just before setting off on her transatlantic journey - the port is a must to walk round - there is a small market - get a coffee or aperitif at one of the small bars and watch the world go by - idyllic 😊

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great place to walk around during day or evening, plenty of life both day and night. Many restaurants serving lots of dishes, but try the Moules just excellent as you would expect for a sea port.

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La Rochelle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Old Port of La Rochelle is the reason why people come here. Numerous restaurants, great views. Don't miss this.

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Address: Address: La Rochelle, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle

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