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All reviews cafes and restaurants street entertainers watch the world seafood people watching old town market stalls lots of shops walk around sunny day heart of la rochelle maritime museum fort boyard port boats stroll ferry
Très agréable surtout par temps chaud ! It was my first time in La Rochelle (for work) but I must take time to visit the towers next time I will come. it was a "discovery" for me, the port, the maritime museum... it was pleasant...More
We had one night in La Rochelle & stayed right on the Vieux Port. It is very pretty & close to all the town has to offer. The old town is only minutes away on foot & there are many restaurant options everywhere you look....More
The old port of la Rochelle is a nice spot for any tourist, wanderer, walker or history buffs. The three towers (Chain, Lanterns and Saint Nicholas) stand in the entrance of the port and are perfectly restored for visits and snapshots. The wall and fortifications...More
Really pretty, well maintained, historically interesting Old Port of La Rochelle....originally constructed by the British (!) but that was some time ago!!
Plenty of things to see, places to eat, grab a coffee, or an ice cream.
A must do if you are in town
Despite a slightly chilly June day we circumnavigated the old port twice, once in the afternoon and once in the evening. There was a nautical week on with lots of interesting stalls, there were comedy and musical events in the Gabut. There is something here...More
For sights, food and shopping it's difficult to beat this as a relaxing weekend visit. No need to visit museums etc - there is enough to occupy you with a great market a wide range of shops and great cafe's restaurants and bars.
There's plenty to see as you take a walk around the port. Climb the old towers that watch over the port entrance, stop for a coffee and watch the world go by, enjoy aperitifs on a boat and pretend you've been cast off, got for...More
In Maarch? nope. that is, all the bars etc are already open, none of them actuall close for winter, like further south? but, this is actually nice (apart from the fact that in La Rochelle? it is a really long, wet winter... More
In Maarch? nope. that is, all the bars etc are already open, none of them actuall close for winter, like further south? but, this is actually nice (apart from the fact that in La Rochelle? it is a really long, wet winter!
but, head on down to Le Cav a So chez Gabut... get Sophie to make you a nice warm tea (later on you can switch to some of her excellent wines).. you will be "just around the corner" from the main harbor, but still actually on it, (the left arm, if you are looking down)..
actually, in the three years I lived there I liked this time, there are nearly no tourists.. summer is pure madness..
hope this helps, inspires you to go. it is worth it!