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Highlights La Rochelle
- Impressive Old Town
- Many museums
- Beautiful city beach
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Would you like to experience culture and swimming holidays in equal measure? Then a holiday apartment in La Rochelle is the perfect holiday residence for you. La Rochelle has a beautiful historical town centre with numerous buildings and museums worth seeing. In addition, you can reach the city beach shortly from a centrally located apartment.Find a vacation rental in La Rochelle that is both centrally located and surrounded by greenery.
In La Rochelle there are a number of vacation rentals that are located in the centre of the town but still have a garden. From such an accommodation you reach the old market, the harbour and the beach in only few walking minutes. Often the accommodations are furnished in the typical country house style, with old wooden beams, oak floors and exclusive furniture.
Holidays in La Rochelle
The West French port city of La Rochelle is the capital of the Charente-Maritime département and lies directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Opposite the city is the island of Île de Ré, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Nantes in the north is about 150 kilometres from La Rochelle. You will reach Bordeaux in the south after a 190 kilometre drive. Paris is 460 kilometres from the port city.
Travelers and Activities
If you would like to combine a cultural holiday with a relaxing bathing holiday, then a holiday apartment in La Rochelle is the perfect place. Because from such a holiday domicile you can easily reach the beautiful city beach, which slopes flat into the sea. On Minimes beach you will find a well developed infrastructure, with restaurants and boutiques on the shore, the possibility to rent sunbeds and parasols as well as special sports facilities for active holidaymakers. The beaches of the island of Ile de Ré, just a few kilometres from La Rochelle, are also beautiful.Discover wide horizons while cycling
The maritime part of the EuroVelo1 cycle route, which stretches from Norway to Portugal and runs along the Atlantic coast in the city area, runs through La Rochelle. On this cycle path you can explore the nearby surroundings as well as undertake extensive tours to the Basque Country.
In the 1980s, parts of Wolfgang Petersen's film "Das Boot" were shot in La Rochelle at the harbour of La Pallice.
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La Rochelle looks back on a centuries-old history as a trading and business town, which is reflected in the character of the old town. The historic town centre is still surrounded by parts of the fortified wall. Worth seeing is also the business district with the town hall and the many arcades as well as the oldest houses of the city, the half-timbered buildings with wooden beams protected by slate plates.2. Experience interesting museum visits
In the old town you will find some exciting exhibition houses that reveal more about the history, nature and art of the region. Visit the Natural History Museum with its stuffed giraffe or the Musée du Nouveau Monde at the Hotel Fleuriau, which documents transatlantic trade history since the Renaissance. Also worth seeing is the Musée des Beaux-Arts art museum in the episcopal palace.3. One of the most beautiful aquariums in Europe
The La Rochelle Aquarium presents more than 12,000 animals from 600 different species in around 73 different tanks. These are sorted according to special topics and regions. These include an Atlantic room, a Mediterranean room, a Caribbean room and the shark area. In addition, you can stay and relax in a tropical garden in this complex.
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The corona crisis heavily impacted travel in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $142.90 per night.
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit La Rochelle are January ($128.79 the average per night for accommodation), February ($133.93), and March ($134.49).
Analyzing the data from 2020, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of September ($155.2), October ($148.25), and August ($146.56).
We recommend you to book in advance in La Rochelle as only 27% of the accommodations are available throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in La Rochelle are June (the average amount of properties that are available reached 41.75% of the total in 2020), May (34.8%), and January (33%).
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is September (only 15.25% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by August (16.2%), and October (19%).
In La Rochelle we collaborate with 12 different providers to give you a choice of 950 properties, so you will not be short of options!