An incredible 300m² bunker right in the heart of the city where you can discover the history of La Rochelle from 1939 to its liberation on 8th May 1945! Built secretively in 1941 to protect German submarine commanders from the bombs, it has remained intact since 1945, and is finally open to the public! Educational booklets.
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 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.
Nestled between the Marais Poitevin and the Bay of Aiguillon, the Maison de la Baie du Marais Poitevin provides many different ways to discover the marsh area: mussel farming museum, Pointe St Clément, and the fortified church. Open during school holidays in February and april and from 01/06 to 30/09/2018
Located in the city center, facing the old harbor, discover one of the greatest European private aquariums. During 2h, visit the heart of the Ocean, meet over 12 000 marine animals, and be amazed by the biodiversity of the Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Tropics. Experiment a brand new immersion into the underwater world,...
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,...