Sightseeing route in La Rochelle

La Rochelle

【City description】

It’s a popular port town in the Atlantic region. There are two towers at the entrance of the old port and the third tower is on the same seaside. This landscape fascinates many artists. We can find the buildings of the Renaissance. Many ships left from this port to the voyage and we can find this history in the town.

【Overall rating】

 ★★☆☆☆

【Time required】

 6 h

【Budget】

 21 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①La Rochelle station

Gare de La Rochelle

★Go to Général de Gaulle Avenue in front of the station as far as the port. It takes 5 minutes by walk.



②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Georges Simenon St and turn right at the end. It takes 5 minutes.



③Saint-Nicolas Tower

Tour Saint-Nicolas

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 1 pm / 2 h 15 pm – 5 h 30 pm (until 6 pm in summer)

Close: the first Monday each month

It’s one of three towers. There is a ticket for the three towers with 9 euros.

★Go along the port for 10 minutes to go to the second tower.



④Chaîne Tower

Tour de la Chaîne

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 1 pm / 2 h 15 pm – 5 h 30 pm (until 6 pm in summer)

Close: the first Monday each month

It’s one of three towers. There is a ticket for the three towers with 9 euros.

★Go to the street on the rampart.



⑤Lanterne Tower

Tour de la Lanterne

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 1 pm / 2 h 15 pm – 5 h 30 pm (until 6 pm in summer)

Close: the first Monday each month

It’s one of three towers. There is a ticket for the three towers with 9 euros.

★Go to Fagots St and turn right at the first crossroad to go to St-Jean de Pérot St. It takes 10 minutes.



⑥Clock Tower

Tour de l’Horloge

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go through the clock tower and go to Palais St for 10 minutes.



⑦Saint-Louis Cathedral

Cathédrale Saint-Louis de La Rochelle et Tour St Barthelemy

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 5 minutes.



⑧Pilori Fountain

Fontaine du Pilori

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

It’s registered in the Historic Heritage.

★Turn right and go to Pas du Minage St. Turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 5 minutes.



⑨Art Museum

Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Rochelle

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 12 h 30 / 1 pm – 5 pm (until 6 pm in summer / 2 pm – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday)

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

★Return to Pas du Minage St and turn right at the next crossroad.



⑩Museum of the New World in La Rochelle

Musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle

Time required: 60 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 12 h 30 / 1 pm – 5 pm (until 6 pm in summer / 2 pm – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday)

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 7/14, 11/1, 11/11, 12/25

★Continue to walk on Pas du Minage St for 5 minutes.



⑪City Hall

Mairie de La Rochelle

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street and turn left at Caille Square to go to Saint-Sauveur St.



⑫St-Sauveur Church

Église St-Sauveur

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Turn right to return to the port and return to the station with the same route. It takes 15 minutes.



【Goal】

La Rochelle station

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