Museums and tourist attractions
Whether you are in a distinctive hotel from the 18th century, on a boat, in one of the biggest private aquariums in Europe, in scenery recreated to size, in real bustling wineries or castles; La Rochelle’s museums and tourist attractions in the heart of La Rochelle and the surrounding area take you on incredible journeys to the heart of science, art, history and nature... Now boarding!
The Town Clock is on the gateway tower situated in what remains of the medieval town wall separating the old town and the harbour. The XIV century massive base had two gates, one for carriages and one for pedestrians, but was altered to one archway in 1672. In 1746 the pepper-box roofs were replaced by a dome with pilasters,...
The museum of automation and scale models, with its two large exhibition halls (more than 1800 m²) has over 300 moving characters: old and modern automatons, window displays, and historic scenes, that both adults and children will love. Ticket sales end: 1hr before museum closes.