La Rochelle lies about 70 miles North of Bordeaux on the Atlantic Coast of France in the Bay of Biscay. La Rochelle has a completely different character than the French Riviera. The City has an extensive Nautical History and is one of the major Yachting Centres of Europe.
La Rochelle has a beautifully preserved Old Town and the Port Area has many attractions for the water sports enthusiast, along with beautiful beaches and an excellent sailing ground. There are Islands to explore and beautiful bays and Anchorages.
The attractions include: Nautical Museums, the Aquarium, Historical Castles as well as many other activities for you to visit on the famous "Yellow Bikes" which are free for 2 hours rental. The City also has some of the finest restaurants in France for lovers of Seafood and Shellfish as well as local dishes unique to the Atlantic region.