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Short break La Rochelle

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La Rochelle

3 days
Let yourself be surprised during this three day break in the city of La Rochelle: Capital of the Charente-Maritime, La Rochelle is well known for its postcard-pretty Old Port. Protected by the Chaîne tower and the Saint-Nicolas tower, the old port has inspired numerous artists.
494 €
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Capital of the Charente-Maritime, La Rochelle is well known for its postcard-pretty Old Port. Protected by the Chaîne tower and the Saint-Nicolas tower, the old port has inspired numerous artists. It was a fiercely Protestant place which, as a result, suffered a terrible siege at the hands of Richelieu in 1627. It later became rich from its trade with the Americas. Today it's also a town happily known as the home of the Francofolies a music festival which attract thousands of music lovers around the 14th July. It is also the pioneering city for a bike share system in France - the bicycle is king here.

Freely enjoy three days discovering the city of La Rochelle. This exceptional stay offers you entries into the Aquarium of La Rochelle, a day excursion on board to discover Fort Boyard, Aix Island and two nights in the heart of this charming seaside city.


After confirming your reservation we will send you within 48 hours a confirmation email. You will find:

  • Our confirmation of the availability
  • Your VOUCHER (to print) to handover
  • Detailed information about your service
  • The confirmation of your payment
  • Your credit card will be charged at confirmation of the availability of the service

La Rochelle

Day 1
After a walk on the quay, each visitor is encouraged to stroll along the beautiful narrow streets of the old town. It is packed with interesting mansions, Renaissance residences, and old timber-framed houses. The numerous shops lining the pedestrian streets and under the arcades will delight shoppers.
The main renaissance building of the town hall dates from the 15th and the 16th centuries, and boasts a surrounding wall in flamboyant gothic style. A building not to be missed! The visit of the city continues with the Fine art museum, the New World museum dedicated to the history of the relations between La Rochelle and the Americas, the natural history museum and the Orbigny-Bernon museum exhibiting earthenware collections, carvings and paintings.
The vast Minimes port is entirely devoted to sailing and attracts sailors from all over the world. Not far from the old port, the aquarium of La Rochelle allows those who love the marine world to discover the fauna and flora of the seas and oceans of the globe (entry included in this package). Relax after visiting the fortified town, there's nothing like a break on the beaches of La Rochelle.
You will find your ROADBOOK full of ideas for optimizing your day.

Day 2
Enjoy the day excursion on board the ORAZUR III, a comfortable spacious 220 passenger boat with a heated lounge cabin. Disabled passenger access (except on upper deck), snacks, audio guide, baby changing facilities are available on board.
After the discovery of the famous Fort Boyard, welcome to the Aix island. This small island is 3 km long and 700 m wide, located about 1 hour by boat from the old port of La Rochelle. The Aix island is lined beaches and coves, is best explored on foot, by bicycle or horse-drawn carriage. You can visit Napoleon's house, the last workshop of nacre in France, the African museum, and Fort Liédot and Fort de la Rade. For lunch, you can plan a picnic or enjoy the classic restaurant or quick bite on the island. In the village, you will also find a baker, the grocer, and souvenir shops ...Your departure from La Rochelle is in the morning, discovery of the area, navigation around Fort Boyard, stop in Aix, and return to La Rochelle in the evening.
You will find your ROADBOOK full of ideas for optimizing your day.

Day 3
Best spot to see from La Rochelle is certainly the nearby Ile de Ré. Situated between the Breton strait and the Antioche strait, the Ile de Ré alternates between between salt marshes, pine forests, vineyards, beachgrass-covered dunes, fine sand beaches, and white-washed villages. 8,532 hectares in size, Ré island is crossed by numerous cycle paths. It’s a pleasure for all visitors but a pure joy for cycling fans!
The main town, Saint-Martin-de-Ré is an essential place to visit, with its 17th-century fortifications and its charming port great for wandering around. Situated in the Clerjotte mansion, the Ernest-Cognacq museum looks back at the history of the island. La Flotte, Ars-en-Ré, La Couarde-sur-Mer, Rivedoux-Plage, and Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré are charming villages edged with beautiful beaches great for swimming.
You will find your ROADBOOK full of ideas for optimizing your day.

Below are some options to enhance your stay:

Restaurants:
Dinner à la Cuisine de Jules - 35 euros

Transfer:
Private transport from la Rochelle Airport to your hotel: 40 euros
Private transport from train station to your hotel: 30 euros

Accommodation upgrade:
- 4 * Hotel (contact us)
- 5 * Hotel (contact us)

For other services please contact: info@objectiffrance.com

Good to know:

Our partner hotels:
Hôtel Saint Nicolas 3*
Ibis Styles La Rochelme Centre 3*
Hôtel atlantic 3*

Other:
To participate to this service, you simply have to present your voucher to the service provider on site

Commitments Objectif France
Our team is here to make your holiday a success and meet all your expectations. Every detail is important in the organization and undertaking of your stay. Objectif France will accompany you in the process of organizing your trip in France.

Anything else we can help you with?
Remember that Objectif France is an incoming tour operator who creates discovery trips in France and across Western Europe.
Our team is at your disposal if you need help organizing your trip:

  • Car rental or private transfers
  • Accommodation Reservation: hotels, B & B, boutique hotels and anything unusual
  • Guide and interpreter services
  • Booking of restaurants that require reservations in advance (Michelin starred restaurants etc ...)
  • Booking tours which require reservations in advance
  • Etc ....


Our team is ready to answer any of your questions. By e-mail info@objectiffrance.com or phone at 00 33 (0) 9 66 96 13 19

Have a great trip – bon voyage

Price

Price based on a minimum of 2 people.

Our price includes:

  • 2 nights in 3* hotel located in the city center of La Rochelle with breakfast
  • City Tax
  • 2 x  entry for La Rochelle Aquarium
  • Group Tour excursion on board : Tour of Fort Boyard and Aix island
  • A Road Book to optimize as best as possible your stay (best places to go, attractions, restaurants…)


Cancellation conditions:
Cancellation fees will apply as follows:

  • More than 30 days before the arrival date: 50 % charge
  • Less than 30 days before the arrival date and in case of No Show: 100 % charge


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