Things to Do in La Rochelle
The trio of medieval watchtowers that stand guard over La Rochelle’s Old Port (Vieux Port) are the last vestige of the city’s 12th-century sea walls. Protected as a national monument, the La Rochelle Towers (Tours de La Rochelle) are among the city’s most photographed landmarks.
Located in a building that overlooks La Rochelle’s Old Port (Vieux-Port), the Aquarium La Rochelle is one of the largest aquariums in France and attracts nearly 1 million visitors annually. Learn about more than 600 species—including rays, sharks, and jellyfish—in display areas dedicated to animals from a variety of habitats.