10 Sights in La Rochelle, France (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in La Rochelle, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in La Rochelle, France.

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1. Gare de La Rochelle-Ville

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Gare de La Rochelle is the main railway station serving La Rochelle. The station building, which includes a 45-metre-tall clock tower, was built in 1922 by Pierre Esquié for the CF de l'Etat replacing the older building. The railway station is well known for the "Danseurs au ballon" painted on the ceiling by Emile Sourice and Nicus Georget, 2 local artists. The station was renovated by Franck Beck and Luc Mouret in the early 1990s for the arrival of the TGV Atlantique.

Wikipedia: La Rochelle station (EN)

2. Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Espérance

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Notre Dame is located in the center of La Rochelle, between Augustine Street and Bazorge Street. The tridentin ritual, also known as a special form of Roman ritual, was held there. It belongs to the Monastery of Notre Dame Rosselle of Saint-Germain-de-Princesse, which in turn belongs to the Sorority of Patriarchs X. The chapel was added to the supplementary list of historical monuments, including the altar, on 31 December 1985.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Espérance (La Rochelle) (FR)

3. Tour de la Lanterne

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The Lantern Tower is one of the three medieval historic towers in La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France, which guarded the port at Aunis. The Lantern tower served as a Lighthouse and a prison throughout its history. It was also known by other names: Garrot tower, Priest tower, and Four Sergeant tower. In 1789 the French government declared it a Monument historique

Wikipedia: Lantern Tower (La Rochelle) (EN)

4. Porte de la Grosse Horloge

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The Grosse-Horloge de La Rochelle is an old city gate dating from the primitive enclosure known as William X, which became useless with the expansion of the city, it hosts a bell and a clock in 1478 and became the belfry of the city replacing the Mallevault gate. The Porte de la Grosse-Horloge is classified as a historical monument by decree of 13 December 1978.

Wikipedia: Grosse Horloge (FR)

5. Tour de la Chaîne

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The Chain Tower (1384) along with the Lantern tower and the Saint Nicolas Tower, is one of the three medieval towers guarding the port in La Rochelle, France. It is called the Chain tower because an actual chain was stretched across the port entrance from this building. In 1879 the French government classified it as a Monument historique (MH).

Wikipedia: The Chain Tower (EN)

6. Aquarium de La Rochelle

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Aquarium de La Rochelle is a family-owned public aquarium in La Rochelle, France. It has a surface area of over 8,445 m2 (90,901 sq ft) with 3 million litres of seawater. It has 73 display aquaria and 150 quarantine aquaria exhibiting more than 12,000 animals of 600 different species. It has an average of 800,000 visitors per year.

Wikipedia: Aquarium de La Rochelle (EN)

7. Église Saint-Sauveur

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St. Sauvre's Church is a Louis XIII-style church rebuilt at the end of the 17th century on the basis of a 12th-century primitive church in La Rochelle. It is located at Mobek Pier, close to the old harbor, and was built at the call of the Holy Savior (Jesus Christ).

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Sauveur de La Rochelle (FR)

8. Café de la Paix

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The Café de la Paix is a Café de La Rochelle (France), created in 1793 under the name of military coffee, and which has existed under its current name since 1900. It has been classified as a historic monument since a decree of April 17, 1984.

Wikipedia: Café de la Paix (La Rochelle) (FR)

9. Hôtel de la Bibliothèque et du Musée

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La Rochelle Museum of Fine Arts is located in La Rochelle, Charente Maritime Province, France. The building is also home to the La Rochelle Museum of Art and History, which was listed as a historic monument by decree of 23 February 1925.

Wikipedia: Musée des beaux-arts de La Rochelle (FR)

10. Tour Saint-Nicolas

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Saint Nicolas Tower (1384) along with the Lantern tower and the Chain tower, is one of the three medieval towers guarding the port in La Rochelle, France. In 1879 the French government classified it as a Monument historique (MH).

Wikipedia: Saint Nicolas Tower (EN)

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