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Around the sea

Planche à voile sur la mer vue du ciel

Situated at the end of a bay opening onto the Pertuis Sea and protected by the islands of Ré, Aix and Oléron, since its birth, La Rochelle has made the ocean its maritime companion. Experienced sailors, water sports enthusiasts and curious passengers and onlookers can all enjoy the sea and the adventures it offers. With a mix of places to visit and exceptional views, new experiences are guaranteed.

Embark on a sea tour

From La Rochelle, head for the islands of Ré, Aix or Oléron and approach the famous Fort Boyard! On a speedboat, a sailing boat or a catamaran, embark for an iodized interlude: walks and daydreams in front of the sunset... experience unforgettable stopovers.

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Des personnes sur un voilier regardant le Fort Boyard
Fred Le Lan

Take part in a supervised water sports activity

Take advantage of an exceptional stretch of water to learn or improve your water sports: canoeing, paddling, sailing, sea rowing, kite-surfing...

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Francis Giraudon

Navigate on your own

For an autonomous sea trip, find the list of boat and nautical equipment rental companies in La Rochelle.

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Famille sur un voilier
Kamel Lahmadi

The Port des Minimes in La Rochelle

For a stroll among the boats or to take part in one of the many nautical activities, the Minimes marina is a pleasant maritime escape.


Tide times

An essential tool for your holidays in La Rochelle, it will be very useful if you wish to take advantage of the high seas (swimming, boating, water sports) or, on the contrary, to go fishing on foot during the low tide.

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