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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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...

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...

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BUNKER DE LA ROCHELLE
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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.

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vue du port sur le batiment de l'aquarium
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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,...

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,...

LES VIGNERONS DE L'ILE DE RE
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Come and visit us, and discover the secret of the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Sheltered by the Gulf Stream and rocked by the mild Atlantic climate, the vineyards of the island slowly mature in the Charentais sun. Combination of a beautiful terroir and an ancestral know-how, the vine products are awaiting you at...

COGNAC PINEAU BOSSUET
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"Independent wine maker. Pineau - Cognac - Liqueurs. This typical Charente residence dating back to 1600 lies in the heart of the vineyards that make cognac famous. Enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and cellar with the wine maker. Free tastings on site. 69 medals in 40 years. Open to individuals in groups. Motorhome parking...

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...

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