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During a business trip or vacation, fall in love with the maritime and medieval charm of La Rochelle. Première Classe hotels await you in the four corners of the capital of the Charente-Maritime department.

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During a business trip or vacation, fall in love with the maritime and medieval charm of La Rochelle. A well-appointed room, private bathroom, an all-you-can-eat breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi are some of the conveniences proposed by our hotels.


Places of interest around La Rochelle

Find the not to be missed sights of La Rochelle

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Saint Nicolas Tower

The iconic St. Nicolas Tower. Three majestic towers on the Old Port of La Rochelle bear witness to the city's maritime past. The Saint-Nicolas tower, erected in 1376, initially signaled the entrance to the port and controlled incoming ships. Transformed into a prison between the 16th and 18th centuries for Huguenots and foreign sailors, then into a royal residence, it is now open to visitors. Access to the vast halls is via a maze of winding staircases. Today, its imposing structure is slightly tilted, its foundations struggling to support it! Listed as a Historic monument in 1879, it is opposite the Chain Tower, where taxes and port entrance fees were collected. The Lantern Tower completes this architectural ensemble. Rising to a height of 246 ft, it is the highest of the three La Rochelle towers but also the oldest lighthouse on the entire Atlantic coast! Before returning to your Première Classe La Rochelle Center hotel, treat yourself to a refreshing drink on one of the terraces of the Old Port and enjoy the view of the pleasure boats, overlooked by the illuminated towers: a timeless spectacle

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Port des Minimes of La Rochelle

The Port des Minimes, boat observatory. The Port des Minimes is the main marina in La Rochelle. It was created in 1972 and has four basins for a total of 4,500 berths. Before returning to your Première Classe La Rochelle hotel, take a leisurely stroll along the quai du Lazaret and enjoy the diversity of these boats, small wooden canoes or majestic sailing boats, which stretch nonchalantly across the port. With its nine miles of jetties, the Port des Minimes is one of the largest marinas in the world! You can then continue your escape to the Plage des Minimes, located in front of the port. An inviting place to laze around, where you can picnic with friends or lovers. After lunch, take a short relaxing stroll in the Parc des Minimes, a verdant expanse bordered by limestone cliffs. Its undulating landscape bears witness to the Second World War: when the garden was landscaped 1978, the blockhouses were covered with vegetation to conceal them. At the end of the day, head south! Admire a sunset from the Pointe des Minimes, a natural jetty in the ocean from where you can admire, the mystical lighthouse at the end of the world in the distance.

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The La Rochelle Aquarium

The La Rochelle Aquarium, 20,000 leagues under the sea. The first tourist site in Charente-Maritime to obtain the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence in 2017, the Aquarium de La Rochelle, located in the heart of the city, welcomes you all year round with nearly 12,000 marine animals showcased in approximately three million liters of sea water! From your Première Classe La Rochelle Center hotel, head towards the large yacht basin and admire these amazing ships before taking the path to the aquarium. All the great oceans and seas are represented over a course of about two hours, with 83 basins that follow each other in a beautiful blue farandole. Species such as sharks, turtles or jellyfish enjoy their own highly specialized habitats. A tropical forest with palms, lianas, tree ferns and orchids it is home to a variety of strange animals such as mudskippers or piranhas. An educational stroll through the aquariums, each of which is equipped with complete descriptions to help you learn more about our aquatic friends. A series of temporary exhibitions completes the traditional tour. A poetic and entertaining stroll based on research carried out by the best scientists and oceanographers.

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Business travel or a family getaway to Angoulins? Treat yourself and save money, organize your stay in our Première Classe affordable hotels.

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Book a Première Classe hotel ideally located in Aytré in south-west France. For a business trip or vacation, make the most of a relaxing break by the Atlantic ocean and discover the Charente-Maritime department.

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Are you looking for a stopover in the Charente-Maritime department? Book your room at our Première Classe hotel in Puilboreau. Start out on the right foot for a successful stay in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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What to do in La Rochelle?

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In La Rochelle for a weekend getaway? Then don’t miss your chance to explore its must-see historic sites. Head to the foot of the Tour Saint-Nicolas and the Tour de la Chaîne, remnants of the city’s coastal defenses. Next, treat yourself to a journey back to medieval times with a trip to the porticoed streets of the old city. On your second day, after a night in one of La Rochelle’s Première Classe hotels, stroll through the city’s old harbor area, Vieux-Port, let the invigorating sea breeze recharge your batteries, and make a pit-stop in Saint-Nicolas, a charming old fishing quarter.
A longer stay in one of La Rochelle’s Première Classe hotels is the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the area’s heritage. Lovers of local produce should head to Les Halles for its daily morning market. The stalls there are bursting with delicious local produce. Vacations are all about taking time out to enjoy life — and there’s no better place to start than one of the area’s charming café terraces. Or perhaps you’d rather relax in a lush green oasis? With a canal running through the middle and trees every way you look, Charruyer Park is perfect for a peaceful stroll. If time allows, treat yourself to a getaway to the island of Oléron.
A bustling, vibrant city, La Rochelle is bursting with fun family activities. The huge Palmilud water park is a great place to go for a fun day of splashing about. Little ones are guaranteed to head straight for the splash pool, slides and playgrounds, while the grown-ups get to sit back and relax in a Jacuzzi. Next up, take a trip to the La Rochelle Aquarium — one of the biggest in Europe — to see 600 species from all over the world. Want to stay for longer? Then why not book a room in one of our affordable Première Classe hotels in Angoulême or Poitiers.
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A gourmet stay in La Rochelle

Make the most of your stay in one of our Première Classe hotels in La Rochelle to check out the local cuisine, where gourmet seafood is the star of the show. The mouclade charentaise — mussels cooked au gratin with a curry sauce — is a local specialty, and one to try. After a healthy breakfast at your Première Classe hotel, it’s time to go on the hunt for more seafood for lunch and dinner, cooked exquisitely in some of the city’s best restaurants: from oysters to cockles, scallops, clams, razor clams, sole, red mullet and more, the possibilities are endless. If you love your sweet treats, an almond-based Macaroné du Poitou biscuit or a galette charentaise are sure to tick all the right boxes.
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Major events in La Rochelle

The lively, bustling city of La Rochelle is Charente-Maritime’s fun-loving hotspot, with all sorts of events going on all year round. If you’ve bagged yourself a bargain and booked a room in one of our Première Classe hotels during July, don’t miss the Francofolies festival that brings the Saint-Jean-d’Acre esplanade to life with pumping French music. Also in July, the La Rochelle International Film Festival is a magnet for movie buffs, offering a fabulously diverse line-up. Finally, La Rochelle hosts several water sports events, like the Fort Boyard Challenge: a highlight of the board sports calendar.
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A strange tale about La Rochelle

You don’t often find a “lighthouse at the end of the world”. But you will if you head to the end of Minimes beach in La Rochelle. It is an exact replica of the one built in Patagonia in 1884 off the coast of Cape Horn that inspired Jules Verne to write his novel, “The Lighthouse at the End of the World”. Its double opened here in 2000. And you’re in luck! You’ll get to see this one during your stay in one of La Rochelle’s Première Classe hotels.








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