Visit La Rochelle

Classic or playful, traditional or unusual, everyone will find in these proposals “his” way to visit La Rochelle!

Heritage and history of La Rochelle

La Rochelle, a unique way of life, is what those who have tasted the charms of La Rochelle say over and over again. Here, it is the ocean itself that welcomes you. It surrounds you with its sea spray, energizes you with its invigorating air and invites you to dream. It must be said that it is a bit at home, everywhere present under various symbols. With its four ports, La Rochelle is the Atlantic city par excellence.

But La Rochelle is also this light on the white stone, both soft and radiant. It reveals a decor that never ceases to surprise the walker. Beautiful houses in the center with arcades that play hide-and-seek with the sun’s rays. La Rochelle, a city of history but above all a city in action, at any time of the day or season.

La Rochelle also knows how to put down its luggage and take the time to live. Strolling along the Old Port with an ice cream or enjoying the sunny terraces sets the tone for the vacations.

Aquarium of La Rochelle

The Aquarium of La Rochelle, located in the heart of La Rochelle, at the edge of the Minimes district and near the Old Port, is one of the largest private aquariums in Europe. On a surface of 8,445 m², it exhibits more than 12,000 animals of 600 different species which are distributed in the 3 million liters of sea water of 57 different aquariums.

La Rochelle is a city of exchange

Turned towards the Ocean and the World, born from a mixture of cultures resulting from its maritime trade activity. Everywhere, architecture from elsewhere reminds us of this. La Rochelle likes to welcome. Its inhabitants too. Proud of their city, they want us to love it as much as they do.