La Rochelle

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  • La Rochelle: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Cruise

    1. La Rochelle: 2-Hour Sunset Sailing Cruise

    Embark on boat trip on a maxi-catamaran of 16 meters. Meet at the dock located in front of the 2 historic towers of la Rochelle. After a welcome speech, you will sail up the channel, looking one last time at the city in full daylight. Admire the Richelieu Tower and the harbour of Les Minimes on the way. Once at sea, the crew will stop the engine and open the sails as the sun come down. Set up your picnic if you brought one and take in the views of the ocean as the sun sets on the horizon.  Have a chat with the crew to learn more about the local landscapes and history, or to ask questions about the boat. Start up a conversation to get to know the other passengers.  Once the sun has set, you will slowly start your way back, enjoying the lights of the city at night. You will arrive at the dock after passing between the two towers of the old harbor.

    it's cool to participate in raising the sail with the instructor!! And the music+guides are so great. You could dance with the music or sitting in the back quietly as u wish. Plus, we have plenty of seats to choose from, thus we could have a very rich view of the sea.(lying on the net is the best!) And thanks soooo much for the instructor's finding me back my lost bracelet!!

  • From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

    2. From La Rochelle: Sailing Cruise to Fort Boyard

    Board your superb 16-meter sailing catamaran at the old harbor of La Rochelle. After the welcome briefing, you will cross La Rochelle Bay admiring the Richelieu Tower and the Sailing Harbour of Les Minimes. Once outside the channel, the crew will establish the sails and direct the catamaran through the islands to the legendary Fort Boyard. Sit back and enjoy the views or eat your picnic if you brought one with you. Once at the Fort, you will sail around it, trying to approach it as much as possible in order to get the best views and photo opportunities.  On the way back, relax in the big trampolines under the sky. Enjoy the smooth rocking from the sea. Have a chat with the crew to learn more about the local landscapes, the history, or the boat. Arrive back at the dock 4 hours after departure with a head full of memories and a photo album full of wonderful pictures.

  • La Rochelle: Entry Ticket to the 3 Towers

    3. La Rochelle: Entry Ticket to the 3 Towers

    Gain entry to the 3 medieval three towers of La Rochelle with one ticket: Saint Nicolas, de la Lanterne, and de la Chaîne. Learn about their tumultuous history and royal past. Get your entry ticket for the main attractions in the Old Port of La Rochelle — the 3 Towers. Dating back to medieval times, learn about the tumultuous history of each of these towers.  From prisons for Huguenots and foreign sailors in the 16th-18th centuries, to military prisons in the 19th century, plenty was happening in La Rochelle in times gone by.  Discover the Saint Nicolas Tower dating back to the 14th century. See how it was equipped with royal living quarters, as well as a chapel, while functioning as a defense tower.  Mosey around the De La Chaîne Tower, also dating back to the 14th century. Home to exhibitions since 1998, it used to be a place to collect taxes from incoming boats and the entrance to...

  • La Rochelle: 2.5-Hour Coastline Sailing Cruise

    4. La Rochelle: 2.5-Hour Coastline Sailing Cruise

    Start the day with a breath of fresh and salty air on a sailing tour. Meet at the dock, right in front of the two towers of the old harbor. Once aboard the 16-meter maxi-catamaran, the crew will give a quick safety briefing before setting sail. Head up the channel, admiring the different landmarks of the bay such as the Richelieu Tower, the sailing harbor of Les Minimes, or the "end of the world" lighthouse. Once out in the bay, the crew will unfurl the sails and stop the engines. Generally in the morning, the sea is quiet and few sailboats roam the sea. Take in the peaceful atmosphere, lie down on the trampolines, and let the waves rock you gently. Chat to the crew to learn more about the local environment, history, and nautical lifestyle. You will be back at the dock just before lunch, after one last parade between the old towers.

  • La Rochelle: 75-Minute Old District Guided Walking Tour

    5. La Rochelle: 75-Minute Old District Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and embark on a walking tour of La Rochelle, taking the sights of the Old Town, the City Center, and the Old Port. Known as "La Ville Blanche" (the white city), learn about this popular tourist destination which has a long history and rich cultural heritage. Discover the fantastic medieval architecture of the city, including the famous Lantern Tower and Saint Nicholas Tower. Hear stories of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the antics of Henry IV, and Cardinal de Richelieu. Learn about the modern developments of the city with its picturesque marina, terraces, and tranquil English-style parks.

  • La Rochelle: Private Guided Walking Tour

    6. La Rochelle: Private Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and embark on a walking tour of La Rochelle, taking the sights of the Old Town, the City Center, and the Old Port. Known as "La Ville Blanche" (the white city), learn about this popular tourist destination which has a long history and rich cultural heritage. Discover the fantastic medieval architecture of the city, including the famous Lantern Tower and Saint Nicholas Tower. Hear stories of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the antics of Henry IV, and Cardinal de Richelieu. Learn about the modern developments of the city with its picturesque marina, terraces, and tranquil English-style parks.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 306 reviews

Calm sea, cool weather, serene outing, sport will be for another time ... Quiet atmosphere with a friendly welcome, and reassuring if necessary, from the captain and his sailor, and on returning to port, a finger of Pineau (but pilot in the water!) to complete the presentation of the maritime environment and history: just what you need to know Experience to recommend, it was 2:30 am, on a catamaran, in the morning

Easily accessible dock, very pleasant atmosphere, favorable conditions, everything for an unforgettable moment !!! Thank you !!!!

Very good afternoon! The cruise is peaceful and the aperitif is a good time to share! To do absolutely by catamaran

Great visit. Fort Boyard seen from so close is impressive. Not too many people on the catamaran. I loved

It was great! You have to live it. Very friendly team and very affordable price. Do not hesitate !