I start by having a coffee in the Old Port before we begin our tour by visiting one of the three Towers. It's great to start off with this fantastic view of the town. Then it's on to the Gabut quarter of town. The former fishermen's district, the Gabut with its colourful wooden houses, reminds us that the town used to be an important trading partner with Scandinavian countries. Today the district is a favourite playground for graffiti artists. On the walls of a derelict factory you'll see an explosion of colour and true works of art.
Visit La Rochelle, the Atlantic Riviera
Trois jours à la Rochelle, un week-end au bord de l'atlantique
You like the charm of "traditionnal camping", putting up your tent? You'd rather stay in a caravan or a camper-van? You prefer going for a static for more comfort? Whatever your choice is, be sure that our team well do its best to make you happy and let you have the best holiday you ever had in France, in a nice and quiet natural area. For a pleasant family holiday, our campsite offers access to a Beach Volleyball court, 3 petanque courts, children's games, and 2 ping-pong tables. There is also a barbecue area with picnic tables where you can eat and share moments of conviviality open barbecues are not allowed on the pitches. What about having a refreshing drink?
The Harbor of La Rochelle
Trade, cruises, yachting, fishing… La Rochelle is the inevitable place to go on the Atlantic coast. The four ports make it one of the most important French harbour city in terms of economy and tourism. With its arcade streets, half-timbered medieval houses covered with slates, fine renaissance homes and XVIII'th century residences, sober and noble town mansions from shipowners, La Rochelle can boast of a prestigious patrimony which has been preserved and highlighted through the years. La Rochelle is an ideal setting for combining business and leisure. Conferences, seminars, conventions and meetings benefit from good amenities.
To help you discover the best places in the city, I have written this guide of La Rochelle , with all the points of interest. I will start with the top 15 things to do and see in La Rochelle and continue with itineraries to visit La Rochelle in 1, 2 or 3 days. If you are wondering where to stay and where to eat , I have also selected for you the best accommodations and restaurants in the city. You will find them at the end of the article. I will start this list of must-see attractions with the Old Port of La Rochelle , for me the most beautiful place in the city.