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Visit the Watchtowers of La Rochelle

If you like to explore old buildings and enjoy the city views from a height you can visit the 3 towers and walk along their walls in the Old Port of La Rochelle. They were the main city fortresses during the Middle Ages. Saint-Nicolas and La Chaine were used for defense against enemies. La Lanterne was a prison and a lighthouse. There are viewing platforms on each of them. You will reach them by winding stairs.
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You can enjoy a wonderful view of the sights, the harbor, and the Atlantic Ocean from here. It will be better to buy tickets to all the towers at once at the tour desk. You will pay 9 euros. You can visit them when it is convenient for you. The towers are open to the public on any day of the year except January 1. You can come here from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:15 to 17:30. The towers are open to 18:30 from the beginning of April to September 30.

Visit the Amazing City Aquarium

There is an aquarium in the central part of La Rochelle. 10 thousand representatives of the fauna of the underwater kingdom of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and tropical seas live there. It is open every day from 10 am to 8 pm from October to the end of March and from 9 am to 8 pm from April to June. The aquarium closes at 11 pm in July and August, and at 8 pm in September. Copyright
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The entrance ticket costs 16 euros. If you come here you will visit the theme rooms with 65 aquariums. You will start your tour with an introduction to the inhabitants of the deep sea. You'll take the elevator down there. The glimmer of water and the half-light are waiting for you. Many aquariums are made in the form of tunnels. This is why fish and aquatic mammals will float by your side or above your head.
Cathedrale Saint-Louis One of them is a long, sheer arch, in which the sharks live. There is also a hall with a transparent window facing the Atlantic Ocean. You will observe living creatures in their natural habitat here. You will visit a small indoor park after the tour ends. You look at the tropical trees there.
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Voyage on the Waves of the Ocean

Île de Ré Island is located 9 kilometers from La Rochelle. All sorts of beach activities are waiting for you here. There are almost no beaches in the city. But there is a port there. You rent a yacht, catamaran, sailboat, or kayak to go for a walk on the waves of the ocean. If you prefer to rent a yacht you will see the coast of the Bay of Biscay, take part in deep-sea fishing, and swim in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean during the voyage. You will have a choice: hire a professional team led by a captain for 350 euros per hour, or control the ship yourself, having completed training and paying 500 euros.
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Excursion to Fort Bayard

Fort Bayard, famous all over the world, is located 20 kilometers from the Old Port right in the ocean between the Islands of Oleron and Île-d'Aix. It was built in the middle of the XIX century. France and England were at war with each other at that time. A small boat will take you to the fort during a 2-hour cruise. It costs 20 euros. You will see the attraction from all sides while onboard a tourist ship. However, you will not be able to get inside the structure. Shooting games for various countries is carried out here around the clock. You will go to the island of Île-d'Aix then. You will return to the port of La Rochelle after this.
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Visit the Diving Club

You can visit a diving club called Subaqua Club La Rochelle after seeing all the sights of La Rochelle. It is located on Léonce Mailho Street. You will pay 160 euros and take a training course under the guidance of a professional instructor here. You will get all the necessary skills to make safe scuba dives. You will be able to go scuba diving in the waters of the Île de Ré after that.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in La Rochelle
♥   Restaurant 'La Pierrevue' Saint-Rogatien. Type - Modern cuisine. 6.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le M' Rivedoux-Plage. Type - Modern cuisine. 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Flots' Châtelaillon-Plage. Type - Seafood|Modern cuisine. 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Atalante' Sainte-Marie-de-Ré. Type - Seafood|Traditional cuisine. 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Richelieu' La Flotte. Type - Modern cuisine. 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around La Rochelle
♥   Castle 'Château de l’Isleau' Charente-Maritime, 29.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Saint-Jean-d’Angle' Charente-Maritime, 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Sainte-Hermine' Vendée, 44 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Broue' Charente-Maritime, 44.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de La Rochecourbon' Charente-Maritime, 46.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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