Old Port of La Rochelle

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Situated at the rear of a narrow bay, the old fishing port is guarded by two medieval towers, the Chaîne Tower and St Nicolas Tower. This magnificent view inspired artists such as Joseph Vernet, Corot and Signac. Nowadays, the old port has been entirely converted into a marina and since 2015, its docks and wharfs are only accessible by pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Address : 

cours des Dames, 17000 La Rochelle

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Cours des Dames
Cours des Dames
This wharf lined with old ship-owners'
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Great Clock Gate
Great Clock Gate
The entrance to the town from the
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La Coursive
La Coursive
The interior of this former Carmelite
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Place des Petits-bancs
Place des Petits-bancs
Porte de la Grosse-Horloge leads into
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Quai Duperré
Quai Duperré
The quayside, lined with cafes, is an
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Chain Tower Chain Tower
Chain Tower
Formerly used as a powder store, this
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Cours des Dames
Cours des Dames
This wharf lined with old ship-owners'
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Great Clock Gate
Great Clock Gate
The entrance to the town from the
1:00
La Coursive
La Coursive
The interior of this former Carmelite
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