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Famous for its Cognac, oysters and mussels, La Rochelle celebrates it gastronomic distinction while providing a wide selection of fare from the corners of the globe.
La Rochelle translates to 'the Rebel' which goes a long way to explaining the early foundations of the city. La Rochelle has always been true to its beliefs throughout the years and was a town where democracy was engineered before it became accepted and commonplace. La Rochelle was treated with preference by the monarchy while its French neighbours endured criminal taxation levels and where its community were protestant in the face of a catholic majority in France.
Situated upon the Atlantic coast of France, La Rochelle attracts in the region of three million holidaymakers a year. With four ports, La Rochelle is one of France's principle harbours which not only provides a prosperous and busy trading utility but also serves as one of the areas most spectacular attractions.
When visiting La Rochelle, expect a strong community identity with equally impressive thousand year history. The third most visited city in France, La Rochelle is a popular city with good reason. The city's population has increased by 11% across the last decade due to relocation to La Rochelle. The charms of La Rochelle are difficult to resist! You will enjoy architecture from the medieval and Renaissance in the district of old La Rochelle as well as a number of heritage importance.The magnificent eighteenth century La Cathedrale St Louis with its impressively decorated 19th century Bouguereau dome interiors. The Tour St-Nicholas in all its 36 metre tower watches over the port as though continuing to guard the city from invasion.
The Hotel de Ville or City Hall with its central location and impressive fourteenth century gothic architecture ensures it continues to serve La Rochelle as one of its leading attractions.
In addition to sun, sea, glamour, history and natural beauty, La Rochelle offers some amazing museums. For an interesting exhibition of the sixteenth to the nineteenth century relationship between America and France, it is recommended that you visit the New World Museum. For art from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, a visit to the Fine Arts Museum should not be missed. There is the ceramics museum, the Orbigny-Bernon Museum as well as the delightfully landscaped Natural History Museum. You can catch one of the electric boats from the Old Port to the Ville en Bois-perfect for museum crawling with a relaxing boat ride thrown in.
A well timed visit to La Rochelle will provide dividends as the city is a favourite haunt for both nautical and international festivals and events. The Rochelle calendar offers dates for the International Film Festival, the Francofolies Music Festival, the Autumn Rally, La Rochelle marathon and the Grand Pavois to name but a few!
To get around town easily and to keep fit while you are at it, why not rent a bicycle? For the less active, getting around town with less effort can be achieved by the bus autoplus service. Although convneient this bus system is fairly expensive. With the old port ripe for exploring and a neighbouring coastline calling out for experiencing, the best way to enjoy La Rochelle and its beautiful surroundings is by car. Pack a picnic and set off on a journey of discovery of this enchanting easy going south western France destination.
La Rochelle Airport
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La Rochelle Airport is situated approximately five kilometres outside of the city centre.
The airport employs a frequent bus service running every fifteen minutes from the airport to the Place de Verdun (city centre) Monday to Saturday. Fare is EUR 1.20 (GBP 0.83). Taxis are situated outside the main terminal building for passengers convenience.