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The Harbour

We've been here several times now. The town is on the coast with a harbour and harbour walls. The tides are reputed to rise and fall 20 feet here which makes for tricky navigation at times. The town is a lively place, full of good restaraunts, frequent street entertainment and lots of little cafes. It is definitely a toursit place, quite expensive, but providing you don't go mad with the money, you can be entertained by the constant passage of people.

City gates

This is the city wall with archway. Leads into the main town where all the shops are. A good place for people watching.

The harbour/marina

Very lively part of town surrounded by restaurants, just take your pick.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very lively, lots of people, very entertaining
  • Cons:can be a bit noisy at times!
  • In a nutshell:Go and see the Aquarium, it's a MUST!
  • Last visit to La Rochelle: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Jun 13, 2007
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  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    I've just read "The Three Musketeers" again and La Rochelle plays a part. Thanks for the tour Mrs. Pudding! I enjoyed seeing your photos.

  • mustertal's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Great pages Sue, I've only passed through La Rochelle on my way South.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    good page

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Hey Suetty!! Great La Rochelle page - the aquarium sounds fantastic. Hope you are well, Vicki

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    Hello, Sue! Thanks for your interesting story!...

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    This is a place we have skirted around many times. Will linger longer next time - thanks to your tips. PS. Love your garden too!.

  • neilward's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Love the photos,I`m off there next May,staying in a villa in Les Sables.Cant wait to explore that neck of the world.

  • poons's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Good innit :) I love how music plays such a huge part in our memories of great times. 'Supertramp' has it for roadtripping with you and Vicks! x

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Hi only got as far as St Malo and Dinan-nice to see this place thx.Crab squirt.. i squirted a cherry tomato all over the passenger sleeping next to me one plane flight-similar response when he woke up but in english!funny at the time though!

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2007 at 6:27 PM

    Years ago I had a pen friend from La Rochelle so had to check the place out. Loved the look of that crab. Crab is very popular here in Mackay. You can catch them in the creeks here...big ones and a real delicacy...expensive too, to buy...:]

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