The history of La Rochelle is rich: fishing village in the 10th century, built on a rock in the marshes (hence its name), La Rochelle took the quarrel between France and England to develop and keep some independence.
Very important harbour, particularly in its relations with the New World in the 17th century, it will continue to be modernized until today.
Take a tour of the harbour, sit for a drink – if you find the place… – and visit the towers that contribute to its reputation.
The aquarium is outstanding; it is best to book in advance on line. A robot museum and a museum of models are also very pleasant.
Come and stroll under the arcades of the city, let discover its magnificent buildings, commercial harbours and marinas, and you will understand why this city has such a reputation.
La Rochelle is 10 km from the Roquechelle apartment.