La Rochelle

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Overview

La Rochelle, an old fortified city facing the ocean La Rochelle’s boat-bobbing harbour and arch-covered streets feel more Mediterranean than Atlantic. Medieval defence towers guard the entrance to the Old Port, where diners feast on curried mussels at waterside restaurants. Cross the bridge to Île de Ré for a lazy day on the (...)

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Getting there You can get to La Rochelle from Nantes, Angouleme and Tours. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 03:14 ₹ 2,290
From Bordeaux 02:07 ₹ 1,145
From Toulouse 04:50 ₹ 1,527
From Nantes 01:54 ₹ 763
From Angouleme 01:54 ₹ 1,908
From Tours 03:15 ₹ 2,748
From Redon 02:51 ₹ 2,901
From Poitiers 01:32 ₹ 1,450
From Lucon 00:38 ₹ 916
From Surgeres 00:20 ₹ 687
From Niort 00:41 ₹ 763
From Saintes 00:49 ₹ 992
From Jonzac 01:17 ₹ 1,527
From La Roche Sur Yon 01:08 ₹ 1,298
From Rochefort 00:19 ₹ 687


Getting around From La Rochelle, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Surgeres 00:21 ₹ 687
To Rochefort 00:29 ₹ 687
To Lucon 00:39 ₹ 916
To Niort 00:46 ₹ 763
To Saintes 01:07 ₹ 992
To La Roche Sur Yon 01:11 ₹ 1,298
To Jonzac 03:38 ₹ 1,527
To Poitiers 03:42 ₹ 1,374
To Angouleme 03:48 ₹ 1,832
To Nantes 04:17 ₹ 763
To Bordeaux 04:27 ₹ 1,145
To Redon 05:03 ₹ 1,985
To Tours 05:28 ₹ 2,137
To St Pierre Des Corps 05:31 ₹ 1,908
To Paris 06:21 ₹ 1,908
To Toulouse 06:40 ₹ 2,366
To Montpellier 08:07 ₹ 4,275
To Marseille 09:46 ₹ 5,191

While you're there

La Rochelle, an old fortified city facing the ocean

La Rochelle’s boat-bobbing harbour and arch-covered streets feel more Mediterranean than Atlantic. Medieval defence towers guard the entrance to the Old Port, where diners feast on curried mussels at waterside restaurants. Cross the bridge to Île de Ré for a lazy day on the beach.

In the historic centre, between the arch-covered streets, you can see a large number of graceful timber-framed or sculpted houses from the 15th to the 18th centuries.

Don’t miss the visit of one of the most beautiful Town Hall in France, dating back from the Renaissance period, where you can learn the history of the city. Have a closer look to the Medieval defence towers which can be explored and to the imposing "Grosse Horloge" from the 14th century: old gate in the ramparts located between the port and the city.

Facing the old port, the Aquarium will immerse you into the fascinating world of the ocean.

Train Station(s)

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La Rochelle Ville

Address: Place Pierre Sémard 17000 La Rochelle

 



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Customer reviews

  • "Good value"    
    TGV travel between La Rochelle on the west coast and Paris, was an easy and affordable way to travel between the two cities. Arrives at Montparnasse station from which most of the inner suburbs are just a moderate taxi fare away – even over the river. Only minor negative about the train was that the carriage interior felt like it was ready for a revamp. Not dirty or dilapidated – just a bit tired. But I"d still do this trip again.  
  • "A great way to travel"    
    I learned that I could take the train direct to Charles de Gaulle Airport and had no trouble changing my ticket at the station. The day was dark and foggy, and as the morning skies lightened, the countryside began to roll past swathed in mists. It was intensely beautiful. A magnificent way to end a vacation. Clean. Fast. Comfortable. Convenient. Relaxing. The change of train in Poitiers couldn't have been easier. Plenty of space to stow luggage. I wish we had high-speed trains in the US!  
  • "Great trip"    
    I have often travelled on the TGV trains, and apart from the lottery of storage space for luggage, it's almost always a good experience. This trip was up there with the rest of them.  
  • "MASTER"    
    EVERYBODY HAS TO STEP IN AND ENJOY THE COMFORT. NORHING MORE TO SAY.