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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great area to stroll around, soak up the atmosphere and generally people watch. One can pass an hour or 3 and still want to spend more.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SPASymington
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Th0mS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank semer13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely old port with interesting towers providing a good place for a stroll, a drink in one of the huge number of acres or an ice cream or an evening meal. It feels like the centre of the town.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank GailD1096
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have a lovely stroll around the Port. Beautiful boats, iconic towers, so many restaurants, wall walks and even a big Ferris wheel.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kavanagh23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mrpjfleming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Burscu
Reviewed June 10, 2019

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank amdiner59
Reviewed June 9, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Kenneth S
March 23, 2019|
Response from B5938BZdanielk | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall a motorhome parking at the harbor, but there is parking - not necessary for overnight stays around
January 20, 2018|
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Response from fidolio | Reviewed this property |
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
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Evelyn S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely loads to see . Make sure you see the Aquarium. It's at the port near the towers. Takes about an hour to fully enjoy!!