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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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. Explore the underwater world, from the fragile jellyfish, to...

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,...

CHATEAU DE LA ROCHE COURBON
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Built in the 15th century, this fortified castle was transformed into a country residence in the 17th century by the marquis Jean-Louis de Courbon. 3-hour visit of a lived-in and furnished castle. PREHISTOZEN tour (from May to September) to discover the prehistoric caves in a wild natural setting.

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...

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