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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...more
Vieux Port, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

These towers are from the Middle Ages and they were built to ensure the safety of La Rochelle as a harbour town. They look amazing and very different from each other, and they've served different functions over the years, from housing royals in Medieval times...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed October 22, 2018

There are lots of steps to climb and narrow spaces, but the exhibits are fascinating and the views from the top and worth the climb.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kaeru30
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

There are two ticket options. Buy the option of both towers. You can go to the second one on a different day. The history of the towers is quite fascinating. Look out for the carvings made by prisoners. Lots of narrow stone staircases, definitely not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lyndel A
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We headed to the tower as we wanted to experience just how scary the height, of St Nicholas tower was (used in Red Bull cliff diving). It far exceeded expectations! The view at the top (accessed by a ladder like ascent) was great. As other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AJP1502
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Buy the 3 ticket experience for 9 euro as all 3 towers worth the visit.Take your time and take everything in.Second time here and still found out something new.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank peterfalvey
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is an absolute must when in La Rochelle. Great skyline and surrounded by restaurants and bars. It just creates a lovely atmosphere. Too many pictures to post them all. Go see for yourself you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Having just a few hours in La Rochelle after decanting from our cruise ship I decided to climb two of the town's medieval towers. I actually purchased a ticket which entitled access to all three as not that much dearer than paying for one, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChrisC46
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Compared to all the other fabulous medieval towns we have visited in France, La Rochelle is less dramatic. A nice place to visit but would not be on my recommended list. The towers are small and the town is interesting but not special in any...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The towers are understandably the main feature of La Rochelle but there isn’t much to see within them. They have historic importance but a lot of it was empty rooms, especially in Tour de la Chaîne. It isn’t made clear how many stairs there are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank charlottelj7
Reviewed September 21, 2018

The towers are such a landmark. Learning the history of this remarkable place is a must. It's beautiful but it's so much more!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mo M
Manchester, United Kingdom
the Crimson Towers (Torres Bermejas) of Alhambra (3 Replies)
The Crimson Towers of the Alhambra complex ” today, 19:10 Hi everyone, wondering if anyone here could help, please. I would like to see the insides of the The Crimson Towers (Torres Bermejas) that are located just outside of the actual palace. I have not been able to find if these towers are open to the public, and i was wondering if anybody here could clarify? thank you for your time. mo
October 31, 2012|
Response fromBennyMalaga|
Mo: I do not think the Torres Bermejas can be visited. I read that they are doing arqueological work there right now.
New York, NY
Towers of Cathédrale de Notre-Dame at Night? (0 Replies)
During June, July and August, the towers are open until 11pm (according to the Cathédrale's website). Any TA thoughts/advice on this?
March 12, 2009|
Debbie W
Gippsland, Australia
Arc de Triomphe and other questions (16 Replies)
I'm coming for a first visit to Paris in early May and am interested in going to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. It doesn't seem to be talked about as much as going up the Eiffel Tower or the Bell Towers of Notre Dame, so I was wondering (actually, I'm hoping) if this means the queues to do this are not long. Is there certain times of the day where the queues would be shorter and can you buy the ticket to do this at the Arc or do you have to buy it somewhere else? I don't plan on going up the...More
November 03, 2014|
Response fromSunshine817|
You need to get over your aversion to lines -- Paris is the #1 tourist destination on the planet, and while May will be quite manageable, it's unrealistic to think you can pop in and out of places without having to stand in a queue.