Discovering La Rochelle and its area

La Rochelle and its region are renowned worldwide, either for its marine industries or for its quality of life.

A unique gentle lifestyle, that’s what those who have experienced La Rochelle repeat to exhaustion.

Four exceptional islands

  • Ré Island: villages with white-washed houses and alleys, typical ports… The island of Ré attracts as many celebrities as nature lovers. Prestigious hotels and restaurants accommodate them
  • Aix Island: Aix can only be reached by boat, within a 30-minute journey. A small crescent of land that enjoys both an exceptional heritage and wild nature.
  • Oléron Island: Oléron is the island of seafood and vast sandy beaches.
  • Madame Island: a natural and authentic location 50 km from La Rochelle, accessible from the continent at low tide only.

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La Rochelle, a great stopover: discover all the beautiful aspects of La Rochelle on the Tourist Offices website here.

The land of Cognac

A few dozen kilometres away from La Rochelle, Cognac has contributed to France’s worldwide reputation: Grande Champagne, XO, Courvoisier, Napoléon… These prestigious products await the connoisseur.

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The Bordeaux Region, known as « Le Bordelais »

The greatest vineyards in the world await you within less than a two-hour drive! Unique heritage sites such as the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, 60 exceptional appellations (Pomerol, Médoc, Graves, Blaye…) and more than 115,000 hectares of vineyards to be discovered.

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