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“A must!”

Tour de la Lanterne
Ranked #7 of 32 Tours in La Rochelle
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Hertford
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

This is inspiring yet disturbing. To think that this lighthouse doubled up as a prison is weird. Yet they were not locked in, other than in the tower, so could walk up and down the stairs doing graffiti on the way! A must for any visitor.

Visited August 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Highlight of my trip”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

What a joy, a museum of historic graffiti . Fantastic that someone had the foresight to preserve this piece of history. I even found reference to men from my home town who had been held in the tower & immortalised by their carvings 350 years ago . Add to that the great views over La Rochelle - really hard to beat. Lack of english translations for the modern art installed on the upper floors was a little disappointing, but well worth a trip,stairs not for the faint hearted.

Visited August 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

After climbing some 200 steps you can ascend the towers of La Rochelle to find some amazing views of the city! Plus it's free for under 26s with an EU passport

Visited August 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great views, kids had a fantastic time”
Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

We visited la Rochelle with our 8 yr old and 4 yr old and went up the middle tower, they loved it! Amazing views over this beautiful city, we walked along the wall to the beach. Enjoyable day out in this historical merchants city.

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Defending the city against pirates”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Just an old tower but interesting enough and nice to look at.

Visited June 2012
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