Discover La Rochelle

Welcome to La Rochelle!

La Rochelle is a dynamic, welcoming and sunny city which will captivate you for hours and days.

Discover La Rochelle

Come and see its prestigious heritage, preserved and prized over the years. Known for its two Towers guarding the Old Port (Tour de la Chaine and Tour Saint Nicolas) but also its churches, its secret roads with arcades, its medieval and aristocratic houses, your visit will take you back to a fascinating past.

The name of La Rochelle is also associated with the environment. The city is a model of urban ecology in France. Don’t forget to visit one of the biggest european aquariums. In addition, Arts and Culture are part of everyday life.

Five big events take place through out the year in La Rochelle :

– the Francofolies (music festival)
– the International Film Festival
– the Grand Pavois,
– the TV Fiction Festival
– the “Jazz between the Two Towers” Festival

Drink and food suggestions:

– Le comptoir de Walter (fast but healthy food, city center)
– Christopher Coutanceau (gastronomie française, city center)
– La cabane de Lauzière (sea food, Lauzière 15 minutes by car)
– Le vinophone (french wines, city center)


– Hotel Ibis (city center between the train station and the old port)
– Hotel de la monnaie (city center, calmer)

Hertz will be glad to rent you a car to complete your visit driving around our city and see our islands (Ile de ré, Ile d’oléron, ile madame). Thanks to our comfortable cars, you can enjoy the drive on your way to the famous Fort Boyard, see our vendean coast and its long beaches and join the “green Venice” and enjoy a boat ride on the waterways.

At La Rochelle, come and enjoy a unique experience! Sabrina and Sophie will be happy to welcome you at your arrival at La Rochelle airport.



Your addresses :

Tour Saint Nicolas : Rue sur les Murs, 17000 La Rochelle

opening hours : 10:00-13:00,14:15-17:30

telephone : 05 46 41 74 13

euro-symbol : 9€ (full fare), under 26 free

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La Rochelle Aquarium : Quai Louis Prunier, 17000 La Rochelle

opening hours : 10:00-20:00


: 05 46 34 00 00

euro-symbol : Adults 16€, Children 12€

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Le comptoir de Walter (restaurant): 45 Rue Saint-Nicolas, 17000 La Rochelle

opening hours : 12:00–14:30, 19:00–21:30

telephone : 05 46 50 67 71

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Christophe Coutanceau (restaurant) : Plage de la Concurrence, 17000 La Rochelle

opening hours : 12:15–13:30, 19:30–21:30

telephone : 05 46 41 48 19

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La cabane de Lauzière (restaurant): 131 Rue du Port, 17137 Nieul-sur-Mer

opening hours : 12:15–13:45, 19:30–21:45

telephone : 09 81 87 67 01

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• Le Viniphone (restaurant) : 29 Rue St Jean du Pérot, 17000 La Rochelle

opening hours : 12:00–02:00

telephone : 05 46 29 16 03

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• Hotel ibis (hotel) : 4 Rue Léonce Vieljeux, 17000 La Rochelle

telephone : 05 46 50 68 68

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LRH-fort boyard

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