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City break in La Rochelle. Active leisure ideas for La Rochelle - attractions, recreation and nightlife

La Rochelle isn't distinguished by an abundance of noisy entertainment venues and nightclubs, but both fans of active pastime and dancers would find a suitable place to relax here. In the suburbs there is well-known resort area of ​​Les Minimes, there is a popular beach and a couple of attractive bars there. Beautiful beaches can be found on the island of Ré, they are very popular among travelers who stay on holiday with small children. The local Aquarium de La Rochelle is also a great place for a family holiday. It would be interesting for both youngest visitors and their parents to admire graceful inhabitants of the deep sea and learn a lot of interesting things about their lives.
1. Several daily trains to Paris depart from La Rochelle; the journey takes less than three hours. Day trips to the French capital are popular among travelers. Budget travelers prefer to … Open
Another exciting adventure is to climb to the observation deck of the lighthouse, Tour de la Lanterne. The old lighthouse is located in the port area, so it is almost impossible to skip it while exploring city's attractions. The port area is seen from the observation deck; particularly beautiful is panorama that can be seen in the evening. At the night, a city offer to visit one of the local theaters, the most popular is considered Mega CGR. Bright premieres and all favorite movies of previous year are shown there. Cinema is located next to several famous restaurants, where dinner will be a welcome continuation of the evening program.
In La Rochelle there is also entertainment for fans of spa treatments. There is the Un Monde Ailleurs SPA close to the city center. Great choice of massage, relaxation and beauty treatments would help to relax and get away from the everyday hustle and bustle. Vacation couldn’t be complete without a romantic cruise along the coast; every day exciting boat trips for tourists are organized in the port area. Gazing city's sights from the deck of snow-white yachts will be a great fun and would allow appreciating the beauty of the ancient port city. Copyright
Continuing the theme of nightlife, it’s worth to mention the most popular club, Music Hall Cohiba. Colorful discos and parties are held here. It boasts a large dance floor, a cozy bar with a large selection of branded drinks and treats, and a spacious lounge with sofas for relaxing. Thanks to the well-planned music program fans of different musical styles could rest comfortably in the club.
Grand Pavois - La Rochelle In La Rochelle, you can ride a helicopter, which will definitely appeal to those who want to reach the sky-high adrenaline levels and unique experience. You can also ride graceful horses, and all it takes is to visit Ecuries de la Hallerie. Small tourists enjoy this pastime more than others so this equestrian club should not be missed when traveling as a family. However, the same can be said about Grande Roue La Rochelle with its fantastic rides. Besides, this is a great chance to get an adrenaline surge - the views of the bay are breathtaking, playing bright colors with the audience.
La Rochelle cannot boast many large shopping malls so here it will be interesting to explore small specialty shops and colorful markets. One of the largest souvenir shops on the island is Le … Open
Well, those wishing to try their luck will be able to fully enjoy gambling in Casino Barriere La Rochelle where interesting slot machines are available to visitors. Fans of active pastime are advised to visit one of the city's escape room centers, the best of which include Escape Hunt La Rochelle and Escape Yourself. As for the first one, it provides rooms imitating a submarine, a fort, as well as Sherlock Holmes rooms on 221B Baker Street. The second center, Escape Yourself, offers a great opportunity to find yourself in Père Noël's workshop or try to rob a bank.
Have a great time tasting local wines, learning a lot of interesting facts about its production and proper drinking - all this can be done in Le Collège du Vin. When it comes to spas, it's worth noting Le Comptoir du Soin and Au Spa offering a wonderful rest in their baths and massage rooms. Those who wish to spend time with their friends actively are advised to go to Laser Game Evolution La Rochelle and play paintball or laser tag, which will certainly appeal to all team members. The Roof is another excellent option for spending free time. Here you can try indoor climbing in order to overcome the fear of climbing real mountain peaks (of course, under the guidance of instructors).
La Rochelle is a town in France located on the west coast of the Bay of Biscay in Poitou Charentes. The distance from La Rochelle to Paris estimates 470 kilometers. The number of population … Open
A great place to spend time with friends is Cafe Theater L'Azile they hold interesting theater performances of any genre except for the boring one. Those who wish to play sports must visit Le Five la Rochelle providing every opportunity for that - tennis, badminton, football, basketball. Those who want to hit some pins and thus have a great time with friends gather in Bowling des Minimes. As for late night bars, it's worth mentioning a few: Le Blackout attracting all dancers, Les Enfants du Rock with its excellent cocktails and opportunity to listen to live music, as well as La Cave de la Guignette that serves the best wine in town.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in La Rochelle and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in La Rochelle

Where: 20 rue des Cloutiers, La Rochelle; Telephone: +33 (0)5 46 28 91 39;
Where: 14 rue quai Duperre, La Rochelle; Telephone: +33 (0)5 46 07 77 37;
The General Humbert’s
Where: 14 rue St Nicolas, La Rochelle; Telephone: +33 (0)5 46 37 01 08;
Le Cohiba
Where: Place de la Préfecture, La Rochelle; Telephone: +33 (0)5 46 41 27 77;
Le Piano Pub
Where: 12 cour du Temple, La Rochelle; Telephone: +33 (0)5 46 41 09 52;
Le Mayflower
Where: 14 bis rue du Temple, La Rochelle; Telephone: +33 (0)5 46 50 51 39;
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National and city parks around La Rochelle
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Marais poitevin' , 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Loire-Anjou-Touraine' , 148.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Brière' , 158.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near La Rochelle
♥   Amusement park 'Puy du Fou' Les Epesses, 82.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Michelin-starred restaurants in La Rochelle
♥   Restaurant 'André' La Rochelle. Type - Seafood. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Flots' La Rochelle. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Entracte, la Brasserie de Grégory' La Rochelle. Type - Traditional cuisine. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Quatre Sergents' La Rochelle. Type - Modern cuisine. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Christopher Coutanceau' La Rochelle. Type - Seafood. 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in La Rochelle - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in La Rochelle - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in La Rochelle?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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