4 STAR DESIGN HOTEL IN LA ROCHELLE

CITY GUIDE

AQUARIUM - LA ROCHELLE TOWERS - MUSEUMS AND THE HISTORIC OLD TOWN - THE ATLANTIC ISLANDS - OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

Located on the Atlantic coast and boasting a mild climate throughout the year, La Rochelle is a city steeped in history… and an ideal tourist destination. All that La Rochelle has to offer can be enjoyed on foot from our hotel! In the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of a hotel offering personalised service, we make every effort to ensure your experience in La Rochelle is both unique and memorable.

LA ROCHELLE
BEAUTIFUL
AND REBELLIOUS

 

AQUARIUM

Dive in and enjoy a wonderful journey, discovering the mysteries beneath the seas in one of Europe’s largest privately-owned aquariums.

  • Opened in 1988, La Rochelle’s Aquarium offers its visitors an unforgettable experience!
  • 8845m² of space
  • 12,000 animals of 600 different species in 75 aquariums
  • 3 million litres of sea water

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THE TOWERS OF LA ROCHELLE

The city’s three towers Tour St Nicolas, Tour de la Chaîne and Tour de la Lanterne are relics of La Rochelle’s past. Proudly facing the Atlantic Ocean, they are the true guardians of the city and are testament to the importance of La Rochelle over the centuries.

  • TOUR SAINT NICOLAS: A veritable urban dungeon and palatial dwelling facing the ocean, this military building bears witness to the power and wealth of La Rochelle. Standing 42 metres high, the tower has a labyrinth of stairs and corridors built into the thickness of its walls.
  • TOUR DE LA CHAINE: As gateway to the Old Port, the role of the Tour de la Chaîne was to monitor the movements of boats and port traffic, as well as to collect duties and taxes. Inside, you can also enjoy the exhibition: ‘Everyone to the Beach’, a look at seaside towns… from their origins to the present day!
  • TOUR DE LA LANTERNE (also known as the ‘Tower of the 4 Sergeants’): 55 metres high and surmounted by an octagonal Gothic spire, this last medieval lighthouse on the Atlantic coast was in continual use throughout its life… as both a lighthouse and a prison. It contains more than 600 different graffiti, sculpted by prisoners over three centuries.
  • Open every day (with the exception of the first Monday of every month, 1st Jan., 1st May and 25th Dec.). 
    - Opening times April to September: 10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 6.30pm  
    - Opening times October to March: 10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 5.30pm

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MUSEUMS AND THE HISTORIC OLD TOWN

Discover the city's astonishing array of museums as you stroll through the 13th-Century arcades and the cobbled streets of the historic centre.

 
Natural History Museum

 
Maritime Museum

 
Fine Arts Museum

 
New World Museum

 

THE ATLANTIC ISLANDS

Leave from La Rochelle’s Old Port to discover the local islands of Ile de Ré, Ile d’Aix and Ile d’Oléron, which lie just off Charente-Maritime’s Atlantic coast… and don’t forget the unmissable Fort Boyard!

 
Ile de Ré

 
Ile d'Oléron

 
Ile d'Aix

 
Fort Boyard 

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ACTIVITIES

 

SAILING
Enjoy a wonderfully exhilarating experience on a sailing boat!
From learning the basics to enjoying an outing, admiring the neighbouring islands, Fort Boyard or La Rochelle’s Old Port, the company Mer Belle Evènements offers you the opportunity to discover the region with family, friends or colleagues.
SEGWAY
Mobilboard offers unique, social, fun activities for all, supervised by Segway approved guides and organisers. Enjoy a unique experience, discovering new sensations!
BIKES  
Cosy Hotels have their very own fleet of bikes, available for hire by the day or half-day. Cycling in and around the city, on its numerous cycle paths, offers you the opportunity of discovering so much more!
CULTURE AND SHOWS  
La Rochelle offers a range of cultural activities with venues such as La Sirène, which hosts well-known names in contemporary music, or the La Coursive national stage which offers a range of 70 performances per season including plays, ballets, concerts and shows.
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