La Rochelle

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About La Rochelle
Situated off the Atlantic Coast in France’s Bay of Biscay, La Rochelle is on the west coast of France.

There are many highlights in this historic town, begin at the Old Harbour, the City of La Rochelle’s Old Port, which is the oldest part of La Rochelle. The 3 fortifications of Saint Nicolas, Chaine and Lanterne stand guard at the entrance to the Old Port. Near the Old Port, the Maritime Museum of La Rochelle features an impressive collection of ships.

Close to the Central Market area are some wonderful museums - the Natural History, Beaux Arts and the Nouveau Monde Museum.

Rue du Palais is La Rochelle's main shopping street, lined with 17th and 18th century homes. Two blocks to the east, rue des Merciers is also lined with arcades. Place du Marche is home to the lively, 19th century covered market and on cours des Dames the craft market offers authentic, handmade leather crafts, jewellery and sand sculptures sold by the artists.

Rivedoux Beach on the nearby island of Ile De Re is a 30 minute drive away.

Visit Cognac, where the world famous Hennessy brand cellars offers tours and brandy tasting.

The marshland of Poitou-Charentes, called the Green Venice offers nature lovers the chance to spot plenty of birds, including herons, plovers, swans and geese from a touring boat. The marshland is the largest on the Atlantic Coast and the second largest in France.

Seafood is popular in this region, the oysters of Marennes-Oléron are sought after all over France, and come from an area around La Rochelle.

Another regional dish is 'moules de bouchot' and locally caught prawns, langoustines, crayfish and crab plus a variety of fish including sea bass, skate, roach and bream feature on many menus.
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The Port of La Pallice is the industrial harbour of the city of La Rochelle. Passengers will arrive to a nearby dock with a shuttle service to La Rochelle’s popular attractions approximately 6 km away.

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