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La Rochelle is one of the nicest towns in France, it has a great selection of shops and many fine restaurants. Steeped in history the port has become one of the iconic images of the country. There are lovely parks and a fine marina all of which offer a backdrop for a number of events during the summer months. One of the recent spectacles is the Red Bull high diving event which takes place off one of the towers guarding the entrance to the port.
La Rochelle travel
There are international flights to La Rochelle airport (LRH). Flybe is one of the low-cost operators offering services, Ryanair is another.
La Rochelle weather
The climate in la Rochelle is very good as it is far enough south to enjoy really warm temperatures during the summer. Being on the Atlantic coast there is occasional rain.
The five best things to do and see in La Rochelle
Visit the Vieux port for beautiful views of La Rochelle port, the Towers of La Rochelle (Saint Nicolas, Tour de la Chaine and Tour de la Lanterne) are major 14th and 15th-century landmarks looking out over the Atlantic. The Musee D Histoire Naturelle de La Rochelle is a superb museum, the Aquarium La Rochelle is an excellent aquarium which is well worth a visit and Le Bunker de La Rochelle built by the Germans in 1941 offers a memorable experience.
The top five restaurants in La Rochelle
The Christopher Coutanceau is rated the best restaurant in the city and is in a wonderful location, Tonton Maboule offers excellent ice cream, Aux Tours de la Perot you can enjoy excellent value French cuisine and Asian fusion. La Boca is a very agreeable South American tapas bar and Ernest la Glacier has arguably the best ice cream in the world.