Located on the west coast of France, La Rochelle is a charming port city, highly popular with holidaymakers, especially those travelling by sea who come to stay in the harbour. With loads of historic attractions and a laid-back holiday atmosphere all year round, it's no wonder La Rochelle is a favourite destination for those wishing to holiday in France away from the overcrowded bustling cities. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in La Rochelle is both easy and economical.
Since early days, life in La Rochelle has been centred around the impressive harbour, which is a great place to start exploring the city. Park your car hire near the harbour and set off to explore the waterside attractions. With many historic stone buildings dating back to the 1600s, there is plenty to see here, and the huge number of boats and yachts moored in the harbour is an impressive sight in itself also.
Be sure to check out the three towers tour St Nicolas, Tour de la Chaine and Tour de la Lanterne, which once defended the town during medieval times.
Apart from amazingly restored and preserved buildings, La Rochelle features a number of great attractions to visit, particularly for lovers of history and art. Not far from the city centre you have several great museums to choose from, including the Museum of the New World, the Maritime Museum, and Fine Art Museum. Nearby you can also visit the city's great Aquarium.
A must do while in La Rochelle is to visit Ile de Re, a nearby island connected to the city by a bridge built in the 1980s. Simply drive your car hire across to the island, where you'll find picturesque beaches, sand dunes and small charming villages.
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