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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MAISON HENRI II
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A marvellous renaissance building, of which only the gallery exists to this day. It used to unite two much grander buildings. The decor pays homage to the great sculptors who worked at that time in La Rochelle. The curved, colonnaded windows are in the etruscan style on the ground floor, Ionian on the first. The frieze is of...

CHATEAU DE LA PÉRAUDIÈRE
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The Normandin-Mercier Cognac and Pineau des Charentes house is open for you to visit its old distillery and cellars, and for you to taste its Cognacs and Pineau de Charentes. There are also workshops where you can learn even more about the art of tasting or blending. Visits and tastings from Monday to Friday at 10 am and 2:30...

ÉCOMUSÉE DU COGNAC
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1989 ... 2019 the Cognac Ecomuseum celebrates its 30th anniversary ... The Bel Age! June 29th and 30th, 2019: open doors, free admission, lots of entertainment Home on the family vineyard of XIX century. To see more than 800m ² of exhibitions : winegrower museum, audiovisual show (3 screenings a day in July / August), perfume...

ARSENAL DES MERS
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Take part in the maritime adventure with a day at the Arsenal des Mers ! From the frigate L’Hermione to the Corderie Royale and the National Maritime Museum, discover all the secrets of the great maritime adventures born in this Arsenal for 350 years. Today, in this exceptional natural and heritage site nestled on the banks...

CITE DE L'HUITRE
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Situated on the Cayenne canal between the marshes and oyster farmer cabins, the oyster centre welcomes you to discover the world of oyster farming. Learn about the profession, the natural site, and a remarkable natural environment: 2 discovery sites, activities, exhibitions, games, cycling, traditional local cabin fishing,...

CHÂTEAU DE CRAZANNES
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Officially ranked as a historical monument, the Crazannes or "Puss in Boots" castle presents a remarkable, wholly sculpted facade. Inside, you will find varied furniture, woodwork, chimneys and a distinctly original sculpted ceiling. In the park, the donjon, moats, chapel and dovecote all recall the presence of an old medieval...

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