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Vieux Port

La Rochelle, France
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Ranked #1 of 26 attractions in La Rochelle
Type: Bodies of Water
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

A beautiful historic port, with a vast selection of fish restaurants. This place is one of the biggest marinas in the world, so if you are a boat spotter, then you're quids in. Boat trips are on offer to the local sites, but enjoy these for the sea experience and sight-seeing, as opposed to walk around viewing. A lively port... More

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

2.5 hrs most boring boat trip I've ever been on. There were people throwing up all around us. what a waste of Eutos 17, don't do it! They promised to show you around the neighbouring islands of La Rochelle but all you see is some old fort, a complete waste of time and money. I complained after the trip to... More

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Toulouse, France
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous lit up at night. Worth a visit! Architecture and vibe is appealing. What more can i say?! Definitely a must in the evening

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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to explore---side streets to brows in and a wonderful selection of restaurants to sit, eat and people watch.

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Aartselaar, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When you see the two towers of the Vieux port, you immediately feel you are on holiday. Lot of restaurants. Nice area to walk.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

...it's still lovely. La Rochelle is not a resort. It's a historically interesting and delightfully picturesque town, and the port is its centerpiece. The old town around it is great for wandering in: lots of interesting buildings and shops. The Tour St Nicolas is worth a visit, if only for the view. And it's all so perfectly... French!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Scenic and historic, lots of nearby restaurants, good access via the 3 Euro boat trip out to the beach area and lots of qauint shops and bars tucked up the side street........

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Couhe, France
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was a bit dirty in places. The ambiance, bustle and old forts and restaurants combined history with modern day.

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Saumur
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved the various boat trips and water taxi to the Minimes Village and the evening market on the quayside.

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Northern Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really enjoyed this area and spent three days exploring all the towers and restaurants. Did a boat trip and had a few great nights in the bars.

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