SAINT NICOLAS TOWER :
A true urban keep and palatial residence facing the ocean, this military building symbolizes the power and wealth of La Rochelle. 42 meters high, its architecture is based on a labyrinth of stairs and corridors built into the thickness of the walls.
TOWER OF THE CHAIN :
Gateway to the Old Port, the Chain Tower monitored the movement of boats, the traffic of the port and collected duties and taxes. The Tower regularly hosts temporary exhibitions. Until May 3, 2021: "C'est arrivé demain" (It happened tomorrow) Explore the universe of science fiction comics through innovative installations!
TOUR DE LA LANTERNE (Dite des 4 sergents):
The last medieval lighthouse on the Atlantic coast, 55 metres high, topped by an octagonal gothic spire, the tower served throughout its history as a lighthouse and prison. It contains more than 600 graffiti sculpted by prisoners over 3 centuries.
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2.15 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Adult: 9.50 €
Teenager: 0 €
Child: 0 €
Group adults: 7.50 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, teachers, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 20 people.
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Accessibilité Tourisme & Handicap
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