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Review of Quartier du Gabut

Quartier du Gabut
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.

Thank MinchyB
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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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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 some time to build a wooden pretend fisherman's hut quarter ... but it's never quite worked and is getting a bit tatty ...".

But in the last year or so it's been revamped and restored to life. With the new Tourist Office at one corner and the previous rather odd hotel within the Gabut closed and (I think) converted into apartments, many of the previously vacant bar/restaurant units are now occupied by good quality enterprises.

They're a refreshing mix of places compared to those around the rest of the Old Port which do tend to be a bit samey after a while. Well worth a stroll around and a drink or meal under the parasols looking over the Old Port - without the same crowds ...

2  Thank PeterPan2
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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.

1  Thank Lushlibz
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

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

Thank gingerfrance
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