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Amazing Maritime City

On my way to Bordeaux, we pass by La Rochelle, and wonder about this city, so we transit and we found an amazing 1000 history maritime city and amazing various ports: Vieux Port in the city center, the Minimes marina, Port de Commerce de La Pallice , the fishing port of Bay Head.

La Rochelle is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Charente-Maritime department. Located between the cities of Nantes to the north and Bordeaux to the south.

Too bad that my visit just a while, not enough to around more all this city that full of great building and architecture. Will be back one day to stay more days here.

so what we can see on few hours tour? The focus of the town is the old harbor, a lovely part of the town - very picturesque with its two monumental towers (St Nicolas Tower and the Tower of the Chain) either side of the port entrance, through which you can watch the boats enter. A third tower, the 'Tower of the Lantern' is connected to the Chain Tower by a section of the ramparts that originally defended the town. The old town, just behind the harbor, is extensive and also very well preserved / restored, dating mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Enjoying the View

Need rest and enjoy the moment while in la Rochelle, so just sitting along the quay, and enjoying these impressive yachts that come all over Europe and also the great architecture along this port.

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  • Pros:amazing maritime city with great architecture
  • Last visit to La Rochelle: Jan 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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