Among the must-see of your camping holiday, La Rochelle is an authentic open-air museum facing the ocean! Labélisée "City of Art and History", the city is home to a rich historical, maritime and architectural heritage that leaves no one indifferent! At every corner, there is always something to discover ...
The Old Port of La Rochelle and the Port of Minimes
Stroll on the Vieux Port, enjoying an ice cream or enjoy the sunny terraces to watch the comings and goings of the boats. Here you can visit the famous medieval towers of La Rochelle. The Chain Tower, the Lantern Tower and the Saint-Nicolas Tower are the "three daughters" of La Rochelle and true history books engraved in stone!
From the Old Port, you can borrow An electro-solar seaside bus to reach the Port des Minimes, the first marina on the Atlantic coast, but also a popular promenade of the Rochelais with its shops and its seaside ambience. A short distance from the marina, the large beach of the Minimes offers a beautiful view of the Lighthouse at the end of the world and the spectacle renewed every day of a magnificent sunset over the ocean!
Discover the city center of La Rochelle
Continue your visit to La Rochelle by strolling through the streets of the historic center that are full of architectural treasures. You will travel from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance along the streets with arcades, timber-framed houses with slates, buildings with richly carved stone facades and private mansions of the great ship-owners ... Among the must-see, discover the tower of The Clock, the oldest monument of La Rochelle, which allows to pass from the port to the pedestrian streets of the Old City. Continue the walk towards the Hotel de la Bourse, one of the most completed buildings in La Rochelle or the Palais de Justice with its Corinthian style façade. If you have time, take a short stop at the Saint-Louis Cathedral erected under Louis XV, around the Maison Henri II, a magnificent Renaissance house (mid-16th century), La Rochelle station, one of the More beautiful railway constructions of the hexagon whose exterior decoration is made up of shells, fish and crabs ... You will understand, La Rochelle concentrates an incredible number of historical monuments!
The campsite's favorites:
La Rochelle Aquarium located opposite the Vieux-Port, one of the biggest European aquariums,
the Saint-Nicolas district, former fishermen's quarter, and its friendly "village" atmosphere, The Marche area and the Halles where you can find the best products of the Charente region: oysters, fish and seafood, cheeses, Cognac, Pineau des Charentes
the Francofolies of La Rochelle, to live Absolutely if you stay at the campsite in July!