St Nicolas Tower

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This slightly leaning tower (total height 42m) is a veritable fortress. It was built in the 14C and named after the patron saint of seafarers. An external staircase leads to the superb octagonal-shaped Salle des Gouverneurs which boasts an elegant rib-vaulted ceiling. There's a fine view of the harbour, the bay and Aix island from the upper platform in the watchtower, which is flanked by high walls with arrow slits and machicolations.

Useful information

Address:

2 quai Simenon, 17000 La Rochelle

Phone:

+33 5 46 41 14 68

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