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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Bodies of Water; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Looking out to the Atlantic, the Tour Saint-Nicolas (14th century), the Tour de la Chaîne (14th century) and the Tour de la... more » Owner description: Looking out to the Atlantic, the Tour Saint-Nicolas (14th century), the Tour de la Chaîne (14th century) and the Tour de la Lanterne (12th and15th century) are the remains of a great fortification building campaign undertaken in the City of La Rochelle from 1199. The Tour Saint-Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne form the majestic gateway to the Old Port and for ten centuries formed the key defensive bastions to the city. As true palatial constructions and city castles, they are the symbol of a city with a very rich hand proud seafaring and trading heritage. The Tour de la Lanterne, the oldest lighthouse on the Atlantic coast and then a navy prison, contains over 600 examples of graffiti carved into the walls by prisoners in over 3 centuries. Open:> 1st April to 30th September: Tower Saint-Nicolas: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. ; Tower of La Chaîne and La Lanterne: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.15 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 1 tower ticket : 6 € ; 3 towers ticket : 8,50 € ; Concessions (18 to 25) = 1 tower ticket : 4 € ; 3 towers ticket : 5,50 € ; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Museums
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
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Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Owner description: Enter this bunker, built in 1941 by Germans in the city center, and discover the history of La Rochelle, freed on May 8th,... more » Owner description: Enter this bunker, built in 1941 by Germans in the city center, and discover the history of La Rochelle, freed on May 8th, 1945. Reconstituted scenes, photos, videos, period objects... « less
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Ranked #6 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Museums
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

Only in France ...  2 quirky museums next door to each other, in the Ville en Bois area between the Old Port and the Minimes marina. The first has 300 "characters in motion in a... more »

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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
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Ranked #13 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #15 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

The La Rochelle Notre-Dame de l’Espérance Chapel is a place of worship where you can attend traditional latin and gregorian Mass. This great liturgy of the Catholic Church is... more »

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Ranked #16 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
  • Go Huguenots! 09/30/2014
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Ranked #17 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
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Ranked #18 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Ranked #20 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
  • good pottery 08/04/2012
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 22 attractions in La Rochelle
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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