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Tourism in La Rochelle

Campsite 50 minutes from La Rochelle

An essential stopover before your vacation at camping Île de Ré, La Rochelle will take you to Île de Ré, whatever your original destination.

Capital of the Charente-Maritime region, this large town, formerly English and then French since the 14th century, is steeped in history, with a rich and well-preserved built heritage. With its three fishing, commercial and yachting harbors, it has earned the nickname Porte Océane and attracts over 4 million visitors every year.

The town’s proximity to the Ile de Ré, its marina, its quaint, bourgeois town center and its many pale stone buildings make it a popular holiday destination.

Places to visit in La Rochelle

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

You’re sure to fall under the spell of this town, just 50 minutes from the campsite, thanks to its rich and varied heritage. Castles, churches and cathedrals, arcaded streets, half-timbered houses, grand shipowners’ mansions and beautiful bourgeois homes will reveal all their charm as you stroll through the town.

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Things to do in La Rochelle

Don’t miss an unmissable visit to the Rochelaise town with its 3 towers. The most important remains of the town’s medieval maritime fortifications, they stand as port guards facing the Atlantic. From the top of these towers, contemplate an exceptional panorama of the city. You’ll also see the famous Fort Boyard and Ile d’Aix.

Afterwards, enjoy a gourmet break at one of the ice cream parlors near the port. Climb aboard the Giant Ferris Wheel for a breathtaking view of the old port and surrounding area. Continue your stroll to the Cour des Dames, a famous designer marketplace. In the heart of the city, opposite the old port, you’ll find the Aquarium de La Rochelle, one of Europe’s largest aquariums. Special rates available at your campsite near La Rochelle.