Hôtel de Ville
Musée du Nouveau Monde
La Rochelle's role as a departure point for North America is interpreted at the 18th-century mansion housing this museum.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
Tour de la Grosse Horloge
The gateway to the old city, Tour de la Grosse Horloge is a steadfast Gothic-style clock tower, with a 12th-century base and an...
For fresh-roasted coffee, head to this 1st-floor tearoom, which supplies most cafes in town with their brews.
Le Bistro du Marché
Built into the market walls, this family-run place has a convivial atmosphere and draws plenty of regulars with its tasty and filling...
Hôtel de Ville information
Lonely Planet review
Flanked by a 15th-century Flamboyant Gothic wall and a resplendent 17th-century Renaissance-style courtyard, the Hôtel de Ville has guided tours in French at 3pm daily in June and September, 3pm and 4pm daily in July and August, and at weekends during the rest of the tourist office.