Practical information about La Rochelle
La Rochelle in a few
The city of south-west France, located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean which is the most populated and certainly one of the most dynamic in the region, La Rochelle still has more than ever its title of "Porte Océane" owing to the fact that its three harbors are still present -the fishing port, the commercial port and and the marina - which make of it a port complex of the first order and this since the 12th century! With its historical and urban heritage, it is full of architectural wonders and cultural treasures to discover with your loved one or with your family.
When should I come?
All year long since La Rochelle benefits from a temperate oceanic Aquitaine climate, with an average level of sunshine close to that of Perpignan! The winter is mild with a small average of 4 days of snow per year and the rain really only rages between November and February.
Good to know!
Boasting a mild climate throughout the year, La Rochelle can nevertheless offer rainy and windy days. One tip: avoid especially the autumn and winter months. Choose your holiday accommodation in La Rochelle.
How to get there?
Car: 4h30 from Paris via the A11 motorway by Le Mans or by the A10 motorway passing through Tours and Poitiers and less than 2 hours from Nantes, La Rochelle is easily accessible by car.
Train: By train, the journey from Paris lasts at least 3h30 with a change in Poitiers. From Nantes, it will take 2h40 to reach La Rochelle and only 1h35 from Poitiers.
Bus: From Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Rennes or Tours, it is possible to take a bus to join La Rochelle with the companies Flixbus and Ouibus (www.flixbus.fr, fr.ouibus.com/fr).
Airport: Located less than 30 minutes from the city center, La Rochelle Airport serves many destinations in France and throughout Europe (larochelle.aeroport.fr). Low cost airlines like Ryanair and Easy Jet provide year-round low-cost connections.