Fresh air in La Rochelle
Situated at the end of a bay opening onto the Pertuis Sea and protected by the islands of Ré, Aix and Oléron, La Rochelle has always made the ocean its companion. Whether you are a keen swimmer or a lazy beachgoer, a seasoned sailor or a curious and contemplative passenger, you can enjoy moments of marine life and escape.
From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and right up to the contemporary period, La Rochelle offers you all the richness of its architectural heritage in the open air and in the heart of the city. After a dive into the life of the maritime city, set sail for the towns and villages of the agglomeration which are full of exceptional monuments to discover.
In the city centre, in a former monetary workshop dating from 1691 near the old port of La Rochelle, the 4* Hotel La Monnaie is located three minutes' walk from the towers of La Rochelle, the museums, the pedestrian streets, the restaurants and the beach of La Concurrence.
Castles, churches and cathedrals, arcaded streets, half-timbered houses, large shipowners' hotels, beautiful bourgeois residences... get ready to be amazed!