8 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 8 sights are available in La Rochelle, France.

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1. Chapelle Notre-Dame de l'Espérance

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The Notre-Dame-de-l'Espérance chapel is located in the centre 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 of Saint-Germain-de-Prinçay, itself dependent on the Priestly Fraternity of Saint-Pie-X. The chapel was included in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments on 31 December 1985, including the altarpiece.

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2. La Fayette

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La Fayette Charles Willson Peale / Public domain

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, known in the United States as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War, commanding American troops in several battles, including the siege of Yorktown. After returning to France, he was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830. He has been considered a national hero in both countries.

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3. Tour des Quatre Sergents

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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

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4. Porte de la Grosse Horloge

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Porte de la Grosse Horloge Gilbert Bochenek / Public domain

La Grosse-Horloge de La Rochelle is an old town door dating from the primitive enclosure known as Guillaume X, which has become useless with the expansion of the city, it welcomed a bell and a clock in 1478 and became the city belfry to replace the Mallevault door. The Grosse-Horloge door is classified as a historic monuments by decree of December 13, 1978.

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5. Aquarium de La Rochelle

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Aquarium de La Rochelle No machine-readable author provided. CaptainHaddock assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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.

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6. Église Saint-Sauveur

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The Saint-Sauveur church is a Louis XIII style church rebuilt at the end of the 17th century on a primitive church of the 12th century in the city of La Rochelle. Located Quai Maubec, back and near the Old Port, it is placed under the invocation of the Holy Savior (Jesus Christ).

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7. Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The La Rochelle Museum of Fine Arts is located in the city of La Rochelle, in Charente-Maritime. The building, which also hosts the La Rochelle art and history museum [ref. necessary], is registered as historic monuments by decree of February 23, 1925.

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8. 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).

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