La-Rochelle is one of the prettiest coastal towns in France. An important maritime town since the 14th century, it is bursting with reminders from its past: from the two enormous towers protecting the harbour entrance to the Gothic gateway that leads to labyrinth of streets and Baroque style buildings. There are many flights to La-Rochelle from a number of airlines. If you are looking for a cheap flight, use our comparison tool to find one that suits your requirements. It is possible to get a direct flight in many European cities, including Birmingham, Stansted, Bristol and Porto. La-Rochelle is full of stunning views, architectural masterpieces and fine examples of the town´s heritage. It is also packed with activities to entertain the whole family, with treetop walkways, the aquarium and an entire range of water based ventures, no one will be getting bored on a holiday here.
If you do need to hire a car, it is advisable to book it before hand with one of the rental companies who will arrange to meet you at the airport. Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Avis can all be contacted. The town itself doesn´t necessitate the use of a car due to its compact size. It has a magnificent network of cycle paths around the town and to outlying areas and an incredibly cheap bike hire company on the Place de Verdun. A great way to see the town is with one of the guided tours, particularly the night time tour, which is a very atmospheric and offers view of the surroundings in a different light. For an alternative way to get around, take the sea bus from the Old Port to the new Minimes's area or the electric ferry across from the Old Port to the media library for only costs 1EUR. One of the greatest attractions of La-Rochelle is its aquarium. Full of the ocean's finest and most unusual creatures, this centre aims to educate about the threats our oceans face and how to protect them. In sum, La-Rochelle has a great atmosphere, an important awareness of history and access to some fantastic sights.