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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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...

PALEOSITE
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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...

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 October) to discover the prehistoric caves in a wild natural setting.

Chateau de Terre Neuve
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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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