Aquarium La Rochelle
La Rochelle's state-of-the-art, family-friendly aquarium is home to 12,000 marine animals and 600 different species. Visits begin by...
Musée des Automates et Modèles Réduits
This small museum displays 300 automated dolls from the last two centuries, including a near-life-size re-creation of bygone Montmartre...
The only tower to be decked out like a house, this 37m-high pentagonal stone tower has leaned slightly to one side ever since building...
This hybrid cafe-bar, with industrial upcycled interior and pavement terrace lounging a step away from the Vieux Port hubbub, rocks day...
La Petite Auberge
Smart without being stuffy, this is a top-notch place for superb French gourmet cuisine, much of which originates from the ocean depths....
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Musée Maritime information
In a series of canopied hangars at the Bassin à Flot, the Maritime Museum evokes the history of La Rochelle port, from the days when Parisians would arrive by train in La Rochelle to then set sail on a steamer to South America and Africa, to the present day.
There are plenty of model ships, short films and the like to entertain younger minds, but the real highlight is the trio of retired boats moored here: meteorological research ship France 1 , in service from 1958 until 1985, a chalutier (fishing boat) and a tug.