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Tour Saint-Nicolas

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Address: rue de l_Armide | Vieux Port, 17000, La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 33 05 46 41 74 13
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Exhibition of French Canadian history

The Tour St Nicholas is the least spectacular of the La Rochelle towers so it often houses an exhibition. This summer the them is the colonisation of Canada by the French. An... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tour St Nicholas is the least spectacular of the La Rochelle towers so it often houses an exhibition. This summer the them is the colonisation of Canada by the French. An interesting insight into a lesser known piece of history.

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Fontainebleau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great view on old port and awesome city. it's cost only 8.50 if you will buy tickets for all 3 towers

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Killcare, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a walk around La Rochelle with friends we decided to visit the Towers. The views are exceptional of the La Rochelle city and surrounding suburbs. Great insight to the history of the La Rochelle port and city. Little bit pricey but the views make up for it.

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Thank Stephanie9313
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not just a tower (tour) It is much bigger than it looks and is full of history which is beautifully explained and displayed. Frankly, we were blown away and enjoyed it far more than we thought we were going to. Do get a ticket for all three towers - the additional two towers cost very little extra but... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The tower is definitely worth a visit, if just for the views of the city. The rooms are interesting and I spent about 30 minutes here, but it was the least interesting of the towers to me.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Not a place to make a special journey to but as part of a tour of the city a good place to spend half an hour. Make sure you buy a ticket to see the group of towers rather than buy separately.

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Thank Takehimanywheretwice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

St. Nicolas Tower is the tallest tower and the largest of the three towers in La Rochelle. 5€ entrance fee or 8€ to do all three and your ticket is valid up to 24 hours. St. Nicolas has a maze of stairways and some chambers inside it's cylindrical tower. Access to the very top gives breathtaking views of the sea... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We love visiting La Rochelle, sun, salt air and seagulls, the old town is very impressive, what makes it for us is the towers. Located on the entrance to the old port "Tour St Nicholas" is more like a fortress than a tower, built in the 14th century, so worth a look during a visit to La Rochelle.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Definitely interesting to see. The towers are beautiful and have a lot of very narrow stairs and strong wind coming inside but this is a life experience. Historic and unique experience. Buy the ticket for the 3 towers at 8 euros instead of 6 euros for each tower!... Worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Interesting edifice, lots of history. English (free) guide for visitors. €5 entry, but free for European residents up to 25 years old. (need passport or ID card). Wonderful views over La Rochelle, and out to sea. lots of stairs, some not in the best condition, so may not be suitable for the less steady of foot.

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