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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CHATEAU DE DAMPIERRE SUR BOUTONNE
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A Renaissance-era gem, the Castle of Dampierre is ticked away in the Boutonne Valley amidst a scattering of little enchanted islands where classic French Flowerbeds, a maze, a blossoming poplar grove and a little wood await. the castle is a spectacular architectural feat, boasting a sculpted gallery carved with a mysterious...

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.

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...

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 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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