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Vieux Port

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Address: La Rochelle, France
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Lovely port in a Lovely City

We had great fun here for two days in February. With beautiful weather - almost 60 degrees, we spent a lot of time outside exploring the city and spending time near the 'vieux... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Montana Rose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great fun here for two days in February. With beautiful weather - almost 60 degrees, we spent a lot of time outside exploring the city and spending time near the 'vieux port'. The port is picturesque and calming. It is extra special in that it has two majestic old towers at the entrance. Shops and restaurants surround the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vieux port is the main port for sightseeing in La Rochelle in the evening there re street entertainers and the resturant come alive. There is also an artisans market along one side of the port. Be aware that the road is shutoff throughout the summer season so you will have to park and walk and the car parks can get... More 

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Koudekerk aan den Rijn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The impressive towers of the Vieux Port in La Rochelle bring such a sense of history, still standing since the XIIIe century! From many restaurants and cafés you can admire the old port and its tours and dream of the centuries it has seen. Definitely worth a detour if you're passing by.

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Javea, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Very impressed with La Rochelle, we had a great time here and would definitely come back. Difficult to miss the old port as it is the focal point of the town and has a calm and relaxed atmosphere, quite serene really as there is a lot going on here. Despite not being a fan of being ripped off in tourist... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Good restaurants and bars. Avoid those immediately overlooking the quay but use those in the nearby side streets.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

One of the places that you have to visit in la rochelle. You can choose one of the bars that are localizated in the port and enjoy the view with a nice weather.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Went to La Rochelle on Rugby trip with Gloucester rugby supporters, beautiful city with superb harbour area with dozens of quality restaurants & bars

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

calm waters now at present time but was war defences in history of france and gb very interesting location

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Because I went to school in France, I learned the history of La Rochelle... It never occurred to me to visit it until my American husband expressed interest in visiting it. What a beautiful and delightful city. We loved everything about it, and the Vieux Port was especially enjoyable: it is very crowded with people, and also with handsome leisure... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We walked past the view port, and the view is absolutely stunning. We first saw it when the sun was out, which was made it look even more beautiful. However, it does still look beautiful when the skies are overcast. There are plenty of restaurants around the port where you're able to sit outside, giving you a lovely view. I... More 

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