Is La Rochelle a touristy town?
It is one of the most visited tourist sites in Poitou-Charentes region and one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Since its opening in 1988, it quickly became one of La Rochelle top tourist attractions.
How do I get from La Rochelle to Bordeaux?
The best way to get from Bordeaux to La Rochelle is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs €24 – €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 – €14 and takes 2h 45m.
What to do in La Rochelle?
La Rochelle can be discovered on guided tours or as a walk. The old port district invites you to relax on the sunny terraces of the cafes while letting themselves be lulled by the gentle lapping of the waves. You can admire the majestic aristocratic villas and the white towers framing the Vieux Port. The walk continues through the market district.
What makes La Rochelle aquarium so special?
La Rochelle’s state-of-the-art, family-friendly aquarium is home to 12,000 marine animals and 600 different species. Visits begin by descending in a clunky old ‘submarine’ to the ocean floor, where you’re greeted by the pouting fish of the North Atlantic and serenaded by the sound of crashing waves and classical music.
Why is La Rochelle’s Tour de la lanterne so famous?
Easily mistaken for an ornate church spire, the conical 15th-century Tour de la Lanterne is La Rochelle’s beauty queen. It was so named because of its role as the harbour’s lighthouse (lit by an enormous candle) and is one of the oldest of its kind in the world.
Why invest in La Rochelle?
Despite its lost independence, La Rochelle continues its economic growth from the centuries to the present day thanks to the proximity of the ocean, always at the center of maritime exchanges. A French course with a difference! Learn by email with Victor Hugo on this fun personalised, daily course. Get 7 days free with no obligation to buy!