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Address: rue de l_Armide | Vieux Port, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33 05 46 41 74 13
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Day trip to La Rochelle

We spent a lovely afternoon in the Old Port wandering round the harbour and visiting Tour Saint Nicholas. We were undecided as to whether to buy a ticket for all three towers for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent a lovely afternoon in the Old Port wandering round the harbour and visiting Tour Saint Nicholas. We were undecided as to whether to buy a ticket for all three towers for €8.50 or just pay to do the one tower at €6. Given the amount of time we had, we decided to just do the one tower which... More 

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York, UK
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64 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We visited the tower during a day in La Rochelle when the weather wasn't that good. We were given a guide book in our language and went on a self tour of the the tower. It was interesting to go upthe tower and the views were good although we thought it was a bit basic.

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Goulburn
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6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My wife and I did the three tower tour which features the Saint Nicholas tower. The cost was 6.5 euros for just the saint nicholas tower and only 2 euros more for all three towers. The tour provided us with interesting facts and an overview of the citys history.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Impressive views and interesting building. We did the three towers and really enjoy it.

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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Only visited one of the towers as we were tight on time. If your in La Rochelle it is well worth visiting as it gives an enormous amount of history of the city. When you reach the top try to imagine what it was like looking out at the fleet of ships during the siege of La Rochelle. The Stair... More 

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Toronto
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48 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We went on a "free museum night" in May and it's a wonderful building with skinny winding stairwells that lead you into different rooms and a maze of corridors. Hence, we obviously left the stroller near the entrance gate and at times, had to carry our little 4 year old up and down the STEEP WINDING staircase. Good footwear and... More 

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

Built to impress, it does! Just part of the lovely sea entrance to this old town.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

This is the last of the towers we visited and was the one that provided the best historical information (in the form of a booklet they lend to you).

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I had one day in La Rochelle at the end of a two week workshop in Nantes. I bought a ticket (8 euros) to visit the three ancient towers(les trois tours) that formed the ramparts of the old city. Each one offered a different perspective of the city. There is graffiti dating back centuries on the wall from soldiers, sailors... More 

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