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1880

Welcome to La Rochelle!


Founded in the 10th century, La Rochelle became France's most important port in the Middle Ages, thanks to the wine and salt trades. It then developed its activity by increasing its trade with Canada and the West Indies. In 1890, La Palice deepened the harbour and boosted activity. Today, the city of La Rochelle has become a major cultural centre, notably with the Francofolies festival. It is also a major tourist centre in its region. 

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The West

Enjoy the Atlantic coast, from La Rochelle harbor to Fort Boyard. the Breton coastline and medieval castles lead to Mont-Saint-Michel, before reaching the Normandy coasts along the miniature English channel.  The scenic landscapes feature distinctive cottages amid lush pastures, offering a splendid exploration of this distinguished region.

 

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