Discover La Rochelle in Winter

Port en hiver
Francis Giraudon

In summer, for sure, we always have something to do in La Rochelle! But when the days are shorter and the temperatures cool, La Rochelle knows how to keep the mildness of its oceanic climate ... So, forget the cold weather and come and warm up in La Rochelle in winter!

Cocooning moment at the SPA Institute of La Rochelle

La Rochelle in winter is the perfect opportunity to enjoy an afternoon to be pampered! Discover the SPA Institute of La Rochelle, a space dedicated to well-being and that will enchant all your senses. We start with the hammam to eliminate all the toxins accumulated during the holidays, then place the ultimate relaxation: the massage! Hot stones, essential oils, one thing is sure, the expert hands of masseurs will soothe the most knotted muscles!

For the little touch of well-being: Taste the subtle flavors of infusions and herbal teas so that your moment of relaxation is absolute.

Institut Spa La Rochelle
8 rue Léonce Vieljeux
17000 La Rochelle

Prepare good little winter dishes in La Rochelle

To counter the winter in La Rochelle, nothing is better than putting your hands in the flour and preparing delicious treats! Go to the Atelier à la Carte to meet Diane, the passionate chef who will make you live a real culinary journey. Great gourmands? We recommend you to try the "classic" workshop that revisits the big names of pastry: brioches, éclairs, cabbage ... The only limit will be that of your appetite! A moment of sharing that will delight children and grandchildren.

To warm hearts and stomachs: Opt for Asian cooking classes, enough to bring new flavors and colors to your plate!

Atelier à la Carte
3 bis des Cloutiers
17000 La Rochelle

Take refuge in a cozy cafe in La Rochelle

After a stroll on the quays of the Old Port and a detour to the Aquarium La Rochelle, head to the heart of the city for a sweet break. Eglantine welcomes you to the Market Garden for you to discover its fully homemade cuisine. Sit comfortably in the cozy armchairs of the place and let yourself be tempted by a fair trade coffee.

For a comforting moment: Treat yourself to the old-fashioned chocolate, it's a real treat that you can personalize with vegetable milk.

Le Jardin du Marché
5 rue Gargoulleau
17000 La Rochelle 


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Explore the amazing bunker of La Rochelle

Qui pourrait Who could imagine that a huge bunker is hiding in the city center of La Rochelle?
Long kept secret, the blockhouse reveals its 300 m2 for a journey in time that you are not ready to forget! Through reconstructions, testimonials but also everyday objects and explanatory panels, you will be immersed at the time of the Second World War. An original and unusual visit to discover in La Rochelle!

For Investigative Game Fans: Search for Paul, one of the bunker employees who has mysteriously disappeared ... Clues are hidden in the museum. Can you find it?

Le Bunker de La Rochelle
8 Rue des Dames
17000 La Rochelle