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The best spots to see the sunset

Published 22/11/2019 - Updated 14/01/2022
Coucher de soleil derrière un carrelet
Baptiste Rannou

Located by the ocean, La Rochelle and the surrounding coastal towns invite you to admire sublime sunsets. Take advantage of unobstructed views over the horizon to share a moment of reverie at nightfall.

Our top five sunset viewpoints

  • L'Houmeau, Marsilly and Esnandes in total privacy: relax on the beach or take to the skies from the coastal cliffs.
Coucher de soleil à Esnandes
(c) Bertrand Pastureau
  • In the Port-Neuf district of La Rochelle, sitting at a table in a café: after a walk or bike ride along the coastline, take a seat on the bar terrace of La Corniche (2 Boulevard Winston Churchill).
  • At sea, aboard a boat: take to the open waves for a get-together with the sun and the sea.
Coucher de soleil en mer
(c) Rémy Penet
  • In Châtelaillon-Plage, Aytré, Angoulins or Les Minimes in La Rochelle, to the sound of the waves: get comfortable on the soft sand, enjoying an exceptional panorama across the horizon 
  • At the Belvédère (Rue Raymond Lavenue), at the foot of the Île de Ré bridge: 15 minutes from the Old Port of La Rochelle, this 3 km-long structure is cloaked in a beautiful orange hue every evening.