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!

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MUSEE DE L'AUTOMOBILE
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About 1000m², discover the incredible collection of the museum of the automobile of Ciré d'Aunis: more than 60 vehicles dating from 1912 to 1973, enamelled plates, pumps with essence ... a real jump in the time! Open from May 1st to October 30th, every day from 2pm to 7pm. Prices : 8 € for adults Free for children under...

TOURS DE LA ROCHELLE
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Saint Nicolas Tower : This military building facing the ocean symbolises the power and wealth of La Rochelle. Both a true keep, 42 metres high, and a residence, it was constructed around a labyrinth of staircases and corridors built within its walls. Chain Tower : From this Tower, entry to the old port, movement of ships was...

LA GROSSE HORLOGE
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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,...

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CHATEAU DE BUZAY
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Built in around 1770, the Château de Buzay is testament to the way of life in La Rochelle at the time that the privileged links between its port and the New World colonies were established.

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