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Fouras

17450 La Rochelle, France
05 46 84 60 69
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Ranked #8 of 26 Attractions in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Hastings, UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small seaside French town. All the usual things you'd expect. Causeway out to Island seems popular for a walk (when tide out!). Town lays on entertainment in the square during the summer. Old keep available to visit.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We only went to the beach, so can't comment on the rest of the town. At high tide the beach is nice - clean sand, well supervised with lifeguards, easy free parking, not too crowded. But once the tide has gone out about 10 yards, it transpires that the rest of the beach is just mud. It's deep md too,... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

From old town, to promenade, to old fort to ferry terminal, all within walking distance and wonderful coastal views. Seafood galore both in restaurants and to buy fresh from the kiosks by the ferry terminal peninsular. It was a hot day when we visited and bars and restaurants were happy to bring our dog water without asking - one even... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

What a pleasant surprise - well worth a trip. Fouras is set on a beautiful peninsula with beaches to the north and south and is as well presented as any chic seaside town in the South of France but without ludicrous prices or the crowds. Located about 20 mins by dual-carriageway from La Rochelle, many people will only venture to... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very nice peninsula where you can see the surrounding islands. You have some beaches there and you can see the old fort along the seaside. worth the detour!

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Plzen, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This was very great surprice for us, wanted to go to Fort Boyard, so we spent two days in Fouras, having few perfect dinners by the beach and walking in this romantic place! If you wanna go to Fort Boyard, move to Boyardville on the island with your car (60 km far from Fouras), there is the closest way to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Only 20minutes from La Rochelle to this beautiful seaside town. If you like your seafood then this place has to on your travel plans, plenty of places to eat, lots of free parking, nice piers, fishing and beaches, enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

A wonderful seaside resort with great retaurants and loads for th kids to enjoy...fantastic climate bot summer and bracing winter walks....SUPERB!

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Very windy beach here in February. Looked like it would be good safe swimming in season. Interesting that a local crew rowed Napoleon out to the ship that took him into exile.

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France
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Nice coastal town, old fashioned and quite a few little restaurants, plus chance to take short sea trip over to local islands and Fort Boyard with ferries.

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