A beacon to great modern architecture and a popular holiday resort thanks to its long and well-equipped beach
Located at the midpoint of France’s west coast on the Atlantic Ocean, the chic university town of La Rochelle is the latest addition to our Ocean Voyaes cruise itinerary.
Our luxury MSC cruise liners call at this charming port city characterized by the two distinctive rounded towers of the old port, which can welcome even large cruise ships. A popular holiday destination and one of the most attractive ports in France, we recommend coming ashore at La Rochelle to experience a taste of the true France.
Our excursion packages for La Rochelle are not only diverse but represent the best way to see the main sights and to enjoy the most attractive deals. Discovering the lively town of La Rochelle itself is a lovely way to spend the day; wander the elegant streets of the old town, stop for a traditional lunch or pick up picnic essentials from the daily food markets. The historic town of Cognac is also easily accessible from La Rochelle (about an hour away) and visitors can take a tour around the historic wine cellars.
A little known treat is in store on the Ile de Ré, a fashionable car-free island that lies across the ocean from La Rochelle and which is popular with famous French literary and political figures (accessible via a 2.9 km bridge).
Whatever town you visit, the area is a great place to purchase quality souvenirs from the region such as cheese, lace, glass or porcelain from nearby Limoges.
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