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La Rochelle is the most populated city in the Charente-Maritime region and is both a student and a tourist destination. It is one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in France. With its 4 ports, the White City is a real gateway to the ocean and has always looked towards the world. Facing the islands of Ré and Oléron, the two towers that have guarded the entrance to the old port of La Rochelle for centuries are a must-see attraction and still today continue to reveal their secrets. Discover the varied offer of our appart-hotels in Poitou-Charentes and especially in the city of La Rochelle. You will be able to benefit from services such as free Wi-Fi connection, laundry, buffet breakfast or private parking.
Thanks to your apartment-hotel, let yourself be won over by the authenticity of La Rochelle and its inhabitants, the gentle quality of life and the richness of its cultural events.
In La Rochelle you can visit the old port and its towers, the medieval towers of the Old Port, the Chain tower and the Saint-Nicolas tower. Then opt for the night guided tour "La ronde de nuit", a night watchman will take you through time, from the Middle Ages to the time of the Liberation. Discover also an industrial heritage, with in particular the commercial port of La Rochelle which is the 6th port of France. Then, young and old alike will enjoy discovering the different sea beds of the Aquarium of La Rochelle. Different walks are available for you, both on the sea and on land. You will be able to rent from different companies, different sea rides, catamaran, yacht, or cruise. Finally, you can rent bicycles in order to make different routes in the city, around the port for example.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES OF THE CITY OF LA ROCHELLE
Young and old alike will enjoy discovering the different seabeds of the Aquarium de la Rochelle. 83 aquariums present the fauna of different seas of the world, from the Atlantic coasts of Europe to the waters of Australia. More than 650 species are presented in natural reconstructions: rocky cliffs of the Mediterranean, mangroves of the Caribbean, coral reefs of the Red Sea and many others. Then, different walks are available for you, as much on sea as on land. You will be able to rent from different companies, different sea trips, catamaran, yacht, or cruise. You have "Croisières inter-îles", "Kapalouest" which will make you travel on a 16m long catamaran, or "Aldabra Yacht Charter" which proposes you to discover a maximum of islands around La Rochelle on board of a luxury maxi catamaran, and many other companies are present in the city to propose you sea rides. Finally, you will be able to rent bicycles in order to make different routes in the city, around the port for example.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OF THE CITY OF LA ROCHELLE
Start by visiting the old port and its towers. Guardians of the city, the medieval towers of the Old Port you can admire the Chain Tower and the Saint-Nicolas Tower. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, these two towers testify to the power and wealth of La Rochelle through the centuries. Thanks to the old port, you will be able to eat and drink facing the ocean or simply enjoy the sun along the quays. You can then opt for the night guided tour "La ronde de nuit", a night watchman will take you through time, from the Middle Ages to the time of the Liberation. Usually closed to the public, such as the Saint-Nicolas Tower or a World War II bunker, this guide will show you around. The visit is marked by small animated scenes with costumed characters, which will keep the mystery of this unusual night visit alive. Finally, discover an industrial heritage, including the commercial port of La Rochelle which is the 6th largest port in France. The reception hall of the port has integrated the model of the port. This huge model details with precision all the infrastructures of the Port! It will amaze young and old alike, so you can discover the uniqueness of this world apart.