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Address: La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: +33 6 08 35 64 70
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Idyllic harbour

Lovely harbour with shady spots to eat a picnic also many cafes and shops. Peaceful spot to watch the hatch and boats go back and forth.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely harbour with shady spots to eat a picnic also many cafes and shops. Peaceful spot to watch the hatch and boats go back and forth.

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to do in all seasons. I was there in winter and enjoyed every minute walking and dining in Vieux Port

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a beautiful calm site. Just sit and watch the people and boats. Hard to find a parking spot.

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Belmar, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So loved our day in La Rochelle, thanks especially to the Vieux Port. The beauty of this place takes your breath away. Loved walking along on a Sunday afternoon enjoying the views everywhere you looked. The boats, towers, strolling people, outdoor cafes, and a wonderful walk on the beach to collect sea glass. Truly a highlight of my trip to... More 

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived by train, so didn't have to contend with the parking issues others have described. The Vieux Port was lovely, and we enjoyed the harbour views, the towers, the many outdoor cafes, the friendly people, and the pace of life. Step away from the harbour area and experience the Arcade Streets, for us this was a real (and enjoyable)... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In 1988 our taxi driver detoured on his way from the airport to our hotel to show us the Vieux Port by night. It took our breath away then and we've been back four times since. Every time, our first sight of it does the same. It's surrounded by bars and restaurants but with no tacky fast food outlets. Cobbled... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere here. Busy yet calm. Plenty to do for all. Amazing amount of restaurants. Bring a fat wallet though. Food is expensive in general.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Sooo lovely at twilight - even in October! Teeming with happy people of all ages enjoying the beautiful sights. People- watching a must with the historical backdrop of medieval towers, lighthouses and yachts moored in the harbour. Just so many bars and cafés to choose from - to suit every budget. Obviously slightly cheaper one street back from the water... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A very pleasant way to spend a few hours strolling around the old port of La Rochelle. There are plenty of pavement cafes to stop and eat or drink, and there are boat trips from the harbour. Parking is easy in a large paying car park and you can also visit the Aquarium which is right on the port.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We always make a detour to La Rochelle if we are likely to be passing, and have done for many years. The place is unmissable

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