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Vieux Port

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Address: La Rochelle, France
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Romantic birthday break

Really great destination for a short break. Enjoyed relaxing strolls, great meals and the aquarium was well worth a visit.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really great destination for a short break. Enjoyed relaxing strolls, great meals and the aquarium was well worth a visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a typical "old world" type seaside resort, with a bit of everything. Lots of nice restaurants, overlooking the sea, shops nearby, boat trips out to sea, and space to wander around.

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Whitby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon and part of the early evening here. The afternoon was very busy with do many people out and about. Excellent bars and restaurants galour. We had some very good crepes for dinner and went for a boat cruise. By 8pm the area was very quiet and most of the establishments closed.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our return to La Rochelle was somewhat spoiled by all the construction work being done. We headed for the park instead which was as lovely as ever.Monet-type bridges spanning the river.

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Derrylin, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Rochelle port is a beautiful place to visit. Everyone is chilled out and relaxed and very friendly. There is a huge variety of restaurants, bars and eateries to choose from that has a great view of the towers and the marina. Will definitely be back to La Rochelle again!

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Perth, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Magical little streets to wander, incredible history to absorb and wonderful seafood in which to indulge- all in the most exquisite seaside setting.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty port, lots of lovely restaurants and bars. The three towers were worth a visit, great views from the top.

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Montana Rose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had great fun here for two days in February. With beautiful weather - almost 60 degrees, we spent a lot of time outside exploring the city and spending time near the 'vieux port'. The port is picturesque and calming. It is extra special in that it has two majestic old towers at the entrance. Shops and restaurants surround the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Vieux port is the main port for sightseeing in La Rochelle in the evening there re street entertainers and the resturant come alive. There is also an artisans market along one side of the port. Be aware that the road is shutoff throughout the summer season so you will have to park and walk and the car parks can get... More 

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Koudekerk aan den Rijn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The impressive towers of the Vieux Port in La Rochelle bring such a sense of history, still standing since the XIIIe century! From many restaurants and cafés you can admire the old port and its tours and dream of the centuries it has seen. Definitely worth a detour if you're passing by.

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