Tourism in La Rochelle
Get on in a Yelo's self-service bicycles and go to explore the 230 kilometers of bike paths that criss-cross the city. All the wonders of La Rochelle are for you!
Take a tour of the fortified city and the medieval towers of the Old Port, an iconic image of the city, but also the gate of the Grosse-Horloge, the Renaissance town hall, or the Commerce dating from the 17th century. You will probably have a short break in one of the many parks and gardens of the city that are worth a visit, such as Charruyer Park, a listed site with its English gardens and two streams running through it.
And if you have some time, you will surely head for the ocean by joining one of the beaches on the outskirts of the city and admire the Lighthouse at the end of the world, at the tip of the Minimes, which is a copy of that of Cape Horn, they are all made of wood and octagonal shape. And of course, the aquarium of La Rochelle, one of the most impressive in Europe with more than 70 basins and the most visited of France. They are worth absolutely the detour! It explores the most varied marine worlds.
As for museums, the city is not to be left out with the Museum of Fine Arts, in the former bishop's palace, the Museum of the New World - the port of La Rochelle having been one of the main starting points for the new world, in particular for Quebec as it is demonstrated by museum exhibition - The Maritime Museum boats that anchor in the harbor, and the superb Museum of Natural History, with its amazing collections of animals including Zarafa, the first giraffe who have trampled French soil, shells and an incredible ethnological section!
Book your holiday let to discover this wonderful city of La Rochelle!