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La Rochelle (French pronunciation: ​[la ʁɔ.ʃɛl]) is a city in southwestern France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Charente-Maritime department. The city is connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9-kilometre (1.8-mile) bridge completed on 19 May 1988. Its harbour opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche.


La Rochelle is a city located in Western France. It is basically a sea port situated on the Bay of Biscay in Atlantic Ocean. It is also known as the “City of saints” because of the nearby locality Saintonage. This place was named after Santones who resided here way back into the history.

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Facts and Stats for La Rochelle*

  • Pollution Statistics in La Rochelle

    Know the pollution level of La Rochelle before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • La Rochelle: Crime and Safety

    How safe is La Rochelle for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in La Rochelle.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in La Rochelle - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 96.88 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 75 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.29 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in La Rochelle

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in La Rochelle

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 106.44 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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