11 Sights in La Rochelle, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Espérance
The Notre-Dame-de-l'Espérance chapel is located in the center of La Rochelle between rue des Augustins and rue Bazoges. The Tridentine rite, also called the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, is practiced there. It belongs to the priory of Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire de Saint-Germain-de-Prinçay, itself dependent on the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X. The chapel was listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments on 31 December 1985, including the altarpiece.
Wikipedia: Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Espérance (La Rochelle) (FR)
2. Gare de La Rochelle-Ville
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.
3. Tour de la Lanterne
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
4. Porte de la Grosse Horloge
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.
5. Tour de la Chaîne
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).
6. Aquarium de La Rochelle
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.
7. Église Saint-Sauveur
The church of Saint-Sauveur is a Louis XIII style church rebuilt in the late seventeenth century on a primitive church of the twelfth century in the city of La Rochelle. Located quai Maubec, set back and near the Old Port, it is placed under the invocation of the holy Savior (Jesus Christ).
8. Phare du Bout du Monde de La Rochelle
The Bout du Monde lighthouse in La Rochelle is a lighthouse opposite the Pointe des Minimes in La Rochelle. It is the identical replica of the lighthouse at the end of the world of Patagonia erected in 1884 on the island of the States located east of the Mitre peninsula in Tierra del Fuego.
9. Base de Sous-Marins de la Pallice
The La Rochelle submarine base was a huge bunker during World War II intended to house the Kriegsmalin's fleet of Type 3 U submarines. It's part of the Atlantic Wall. In use, it is also known as the "La Pallice Underwater Base," a district of La Rochelle.
10. Hôtel de la Bibliothèque et du Musée
The Museum of Fine Arts of La Rochelle is located in the city of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime. The building, which also houses the Museum of Art and History of La Rochelle, is listed as a historical monument by decree of February 23, 1925.
11. Tour Saint-Nicolas
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).
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