Tourism in La Rochelle

Camping 50 min from La Rochelle

Must-see before your holiday at the camping Île de Ré, La Rochelle will take you to the Île de Ré, no matter where you are from.

Capital of the Charente-Maritime, this large city formerly English and then French since the 14 th century is a place steeped in history with a rich and well-preserved built heritage. With its three ports for fishing, trade and yachting, it has acquired the nickname of Porte Océane and attracts more than 4 million visitors each year.

Very attractive and appreciated by holidaymakers, it will seduce you with its proximity to the Ile de Ré but also with its marina, its bourgeois and picturesque town centre as well as its numerous light stone buildings.

Places to visit in La Rochelle

Before heading to your 4-star campsite on the isle of Ré or during your stay in Loix, discover La Rochelle. A town on a human scale and a charming ambassador of the Charente-Maritime, the city of La Rochelle will offer you all its assets for a day. Stroll along the quays of the old port of La Rochelle and marvel at its unparalleled beauty.

You will undoubtedly fall under the spell of this city 50 minutes from the campsite thanks to its rich and varied heritage. Castles, churches and cathedrals, arcaded streets, half-timbered houses, large shipowners’ hotels and beautiful bourgeois houses will reveal all their charm during your wanderings through the town.

The town is a great place to visit.

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Activities to do in La Rochelle

Don’t miss an unmissable visit to the city of La Rochelle with its 3 towers. True port guards, standing facing the Atlantic, they are the most important remains of the city’s medieval maritime fortifications. From the top of these towers, contemplate an exceptional panorama of the city. You will also see the famous Fort Boyard and the island of Aix.


Afterwards, enjoy a gourmet break at one of the ice cream parlours near the port. Get some more height on board the Grand Roue where you will overlook the old port and its surroundings. Continue your stroll to the Cour des Dames, the famous designers’ market square. In the heart of the city, opposite the old port, you will find the La Rochelle Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Ticketing with preferential rates available at your campsite near La Rochelle.

Discover Loix and the whale lighthouse

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