Old Port

Highly recommended
Situated at the end of a narrow bay, the old port is made up of the port entry, the beaching basin or Old Port, the small basin where yachts are moored, and the trawler basin. It is certainly the most well-known view of La Rochelle with its two towers, the Chain Tower and St Nicolas Tower marking the passage towards the sea. It is a superb sight that inspired Joseph Vernet, Corot, Signac and Marquet.

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cours des Dames

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Cours des Dames
Cours des Dames
This quay lined with old shipowners'
15 minutes
Great Clock Gate
Great Clock Gate
This Gothic tower used to be the
60 minutes
La Coursive
La Coursive
This theatre, once a Carmelite chapel,
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