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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10 minutes from Saintes, the Paléosite invites you to embark on a journey back to prehistoric times: life-size exhibition, shows on giant screens, 3D shows, facial morphing, full-body scan, etc. Outdoors, you’ll discover the Neanderthal and Homo sapiens villages, a mammoth cemetery, models and life-size animals. Prehistoric...


At the heart of the naval dockyard, be a part of the Hermione’s wonderful adventure, the largest French replica of an old sail boat. Come and visit this 18th century threemaster sail boat, meet her crew, and discover the craftsmen's expertise.

Chateau de Terre Neuve

The listed Château de Terre Neuve, built in the 16th century, is famous for its Alchemical fireplace, coffered ceilings, sculpted stones and wood work from Chambord castle with suns decorated with gold leaf. Small dogs welcome: on a leash in the park, carried or in a bag inside.

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