100% Rocky experience
There are places that make you feel good.
La Rochelle is one of those cities that makes you feel good, that reassures you.
If for this experience we have chosen to focus on this city, it is because you will fall in love with its charm and authenticity.
Forget the modern buildings, in La Rochelle, you will be surrounded by old buildings.
Essential information to have a good day:
First, plan to hit the road early. You will avoid traffic jams (yes, you are not the only one who wants to stroll in La Rochelle in high season) and find a parking space more easily.
You can leave your car all day long in the parking lot. In La Rochelle, everything is easily done on foot.
You can also rent a Yélo throughout the city!
Walk to the market
To start the day, we suggest you enjoy the excitement of the markets. Go to the traditional market of Les Halles.
Les Halles is located in the heart of the old town.
Producers set up outside and inside the building.
The colorful stalls and the halls as a backdrop give this market an unbeatable charm.
Take the time to wander through the aisles.
You will find the best products in the area. It’s time to stock up on supplies.
The Halles market takes place all year round, on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings.
Before continuing your visit, take a break in one of the cafes surrounding the market. This way, you will live the experience to the fullest and be totally immersed in this warm atmosphere.
Once your morning tour is over, continue your visit in the cobbled streets of La Rochelle.
The history of La Rochelle is flourishing. When you walk through the arcades of the old town, if you look up you will discover buildings dating back several centuries.
Don’t miss the rue de l’Escale. It is a must-see that will take you back centuries with its beautiful cobblestones.
When you pass the Big Clock (be sure to admire this building, which was once the city’s front door), it’s a sign that you’re coming to the harbor. You will see the mast of the boats and in the background, the two towers.
The towers that once secured La Rochelle are open to the public. We recommend the Saint Nicolas tower (it’s the biggest).
From protector of the city to prison, during your visit you will know everything about these towers.
Small plus :
From the top, you’ll have a great 360-degree view of the city and the ocean.
To know : In high season the tower is accessible every day
Price : 9,50 euros
Free for children under 25 years old.
After the effort comes the comfort, don’t they say?
After having discovered La Rochelle from top to bottom. It’s time to treat ourselves to a good meal.
Here again, La Rochelle is full of delicious restaurants. But if you want to enjoy a beautiful view of the harbor and exceptional cuisine, then we have a little idea of where you might want to settle down.
Direction to the other side of the port, to the restaurant “ISEO”.
This structure combines a neat decoration and a tasty cuisine.
To know : due to its success, the restaurant is often full, so we advise you to reserve your table.
Immersion in the ocean
While in La Rochelle, don’t miss its aquarium.
During your visit, you will be able to discover no less than 600 different species.
Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean or Indian Ocean… You will cross not less than 10 universes.
Practical information :
The aquarium is open every day from 10am to 8pm.
It takes about 1h30 to do the whole tour.
We advise you to book your tickets in advance to avoid waiting in line.
Adults: 17,50 €.
Children : 12,50 €.
Free for children under 3 years old
End the day in a country setting in the heart of the city
To end this beautiful day 100% Rochelaise, we bring you in a place as pleasant as surprising.
At La Belle du Gabut, you totally forget that you are in the heart of a city.
On the walls, magnificent frescoes of street-art will put you in full sight. Between the trees, colored lanterns and on both sides of the stage, bars to refresh you.
This inter-generational Guinguette is a high place of culture where you can enjoy concerts and shows while tasting a tasty cocktail.
This day in La Rochelle, as trying as it was, will leave you with wonderful memories.