La Rochelle

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Popular with Impressionist artists in the past, this dynamic town was built around its port and known today for its cultural events.

La Rochelle is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. Its harbor opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche. The city has beautifully maintained its past architecture, making it one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities on the Atlantic coast. This helped develop a strong tourism industry. La Rochelle's main feature is the "Vieux Port" ("Old Harbor"), which is at the heart of the city, picturesque and lined with seafood restaurants. The city walls are open to an evening promenade. The old town has been well preserved.
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