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Address: Opposite Tour St-Nicolas, La Rochelle, France

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Don't walk past it - walk in!

Having walked past this tower many times, on the way to the town beach, we finally decided to go inside. Children are free and the price for an adult at time of visit was €6. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Having walked past this tower many times, on the way to the town beach, we finally decided to go inside. Children are free and the price for an adult at time of visit was €6. It is a little gem of hidden information. Children with love climbing the endless narrow spiral staircases, reaching floor after floor, and giddy views .... More 

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Hertford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This is inspiring yet disturbing. To think that this lighthouse doubled up as a prison is weird. Yet they were not locked in, other than in the tower, so could walk up and down the stairs doing graffiti on the way! A must for any visitor.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

What a joy, a museum of historic graffiti . Fantastic that someone had the foresight to preserve this piece of history. I even found reference to men from my home town who had been held in the tower & immortalised by their carvings 350 years ago . Add to that the great views over La Rochelle - really hard to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

After climbing some 200 steps you can ascend the towers of La Rochelle to find some amazing views of the city! Plus it's free for under 26s with an EU passport

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

We visited la Rochelle with our 8 yr old and 4 yr old and went up the middle tower, they loved it! Amazing views over this beautiful city, we walked along the wall to the beach. Enjoyable day out in this historical merchants city.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Just an old tower but interesting enough and nice to look at.

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Lahti, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Most beautiful of all the tours in La Rochelle. Make sure you climb all the way up!! Entrance for free if you are under 26 years old europian. Some sundays are also for free.

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Poitiers, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

The Tour is just part of the saescape of La Rochelle, a lovely town, take time to wander....

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Do not miss this - it is one of the most important historic buildings to visit in La Rochelle.

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Ucluelet, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Felt like the real thing! Good thing the catholics left the three towers standing after they destroyed the rest of this successful protestant merchant town.

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Address: Opposite Tour St-Nicolas, La Rochelle, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle

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