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Tour Saint-Nicolas

rue de l_Armide | Vieux Port, 17000 La Rochelle, France
33 05 46 41 74 13
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Ranked #2 of 12 activities in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours, Observation Decks/ Towers
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York, UK
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187 reviews 187 reviews
25 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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