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Address: La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: +33 5 46 41 14 68

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Obviously different from the Old Port and makes an interesting change although it is still essentially boats, bars, restaurants and shops, but along with the extra attractions of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2016
JeremyPC
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Obviously different from the Old Port and makes an interesting change although it is still essentially boats, bars, restaurants and shops, but along with the extra attractions of the aquarium, a number of museums and the tourist office. Well worth a wander.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

Stunning views all around and a very pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by. Fantastic boats all around

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Ilheus, BA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

There's nothing special in this neighborhood, but some shops and a big bar, where students love to party sometimes.

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1 Thank Naldo_Goes
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Very nice esplanade, open space surrounded by boats, aquarium, coffee shops/restaurants Brasserie. You will see lots of Red Cedar houses which hosts restaurants/coffee shops and the Tourist Office.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Definitely the least good part of the port area. Cafes much more fast food rather than quality. Shabby compared with the other side of the port

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1 Thank paulquill
France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

La Rochelle is wonderful - truly the "most attractive and unspoilt seaside town in France" (to quote the Rough Guide) but after you've explored the harbourside, old town, parcs, beaches etc the Gabut makes an interesting change. It's an odd mixture. A couple of years ago it had the feel of "it must have seemed like a good idea at... More 

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2 Thank PeterPan2
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

A much calmer quarter than the main Vieux Port, a brilliant place to spend a morning with a coffee and a crepe in one of the port-side restaurants or cafes and watch the ships, boats and yachts go by.

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1 Thank Lushlibz
Poitiers, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

Not worth a detour but OK as part of a walking tour of this lovely town.

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