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The best spots to see the sunset

Published 22/11/2019 - Updated 05/08/2020
Coucher de soleil derrière un carrelet
Baptiste Rannou
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Located by the ocean, La Rochelle and the surrounding coastal towns invite you to admire sublime sunsets. Take advantage of unobstructed views over the horizon to share a moment of reverie at nightfall.

Our top five sunset viewpoints

  • L'Houmeau, Marsilly and Esnandes in total privacy: relax on the beach or take to the skies from the coastal cliffs.
Coucher de soleil à Esnandes
(c) Bertrand Pastureau
  • In the Port-Neuf district of La Rochelle, sitting at a table in a café: after a walk or bike ride along the coastline, take a seat on the bar terrace of La Corniche (2 Boulevard Winston Churchill).
  • At sea, aboard a boat: take to the open waves for a get-together with the sun and the sea.
Coucher de soleil en mer
(c) Rémy Penet
  • In Châtelaillon-Plage, Aytré, Angoulins or Les Minimes in La Rochelle, to the sound of the waves: get comfortable on the soft sand, enjoying an exceptional panorama across the horizon 
  • At the Belvédère (Rue Raymond Lavenue), at the foot of the Île de Ré bridge: 15 minutes from the Old Port of La Rochelle, this 3 km-long structure is cloaked in a beautiful orange hue every evening.