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Vieux Port

La Rochelle, France
+33 6 08 35 64 70
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Beautiful any time of the year!

My husband and I have visited La Rochelle many times over the years and at different times of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lanton, France
Bustling port steeped in history

During our day and a half we enjoyed the views and the street musicians (les plaies mobiles). Our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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La Rochelle, France
+33 6 08 35 64 70
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I have visited La Rochelle many times over the years and at different times of the year and it has never disappointed us. Especially this time with the big wheel giving you a different perspective of the old port!

Thank auntieshaz21
Reviewed 4 days ago

During our day and a half we enjoyed the views and the street musicians (les plaies mobiles). Our boat trip to Fort Boyard enabled us to grasp a sense of the coastal geography. The port is lined with bars and restaurants that attract tourists and...More

Thank lindajac0bs
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a charming port with lovely cafes and restaurants and shopping. This is what Europe is truly all about.

Thank sfdann
Reviewed 4 days ago

you will find many restaurants along the port, but you must also be careful of the dog feces which lines the streets of la rochelle - there seems to be the propensity for locals to allow their pets to defacate and then go w/out cleaning...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An old port with new bits round about. Lots of eating places but if you want a basic and simple sandwich and pastry lunch find Roger Sicard just off the port. Great food at distinctly cheap prices. Otherwise, to go upmarket a bit, there are...More

Thank BioToxic1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very lively spot, night and day. great to walk around and people watch. We also did the 3 towers, lots of steps but worth it for the views.

Thank Woody0504
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very atmospheric, bustling harbour surrounded by lots of places to eat and drink in buildings that to me seemed typically French. There appeared to be relatively little new development in this area giving it a very traditional and unspoilt feel.

Thank hamdog62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely port to walk around. Filled with cafes and restaurants. Lots to see. Cheap parking at Aquarium. Reasonable priced hotel ibis on square

Thank SallyBMcKeith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lights ,the sounds, the aroma's and the atmosphere make a stroll around the Old Port an experience not to be missed, especially at night and at the weekend. From the reflections in the water to the high energy of the street performances and the...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Delve into the streets behind the old port and you feel you are being taken back in time. Some beautiful old architecture to admire. I found the food on the expensive side but I...More

Thank richard q
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15 February 2017|
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Response from Evelyn S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely loads to see . Make sure you see the Aquarium. It's at the port near the towers. Takes about an hour to fully enjoy!!
29 January 2017|
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Response from Vijgeblad | Reviewed this property |
I am partially disabled (crutches) and didn't take the bus. The ferry is accessible IIRC and the ride is quite nice if the weather is good. The port area is very compact, easy to navigate. The main streets are no problem... More