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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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  • Aquarium La Rochelle Admission Ticket with Audio Guide
    Aquarium La Rochelle Admission Ticket with Audio Guide New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    During this tour in the Aquarium, experience a complete immersion into the oceans, meet over 12 000 marine animals and be ama...

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  • Mobile Wifi Everywhere in La Rochelle
    Mobile Wifi Everywhere in La Rochelle New on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    You will get the best solution to get the internet throughout your trip in France, with the rental of a personal WiFi hotspot...

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  • Save 10% 4G Wifi Rental in La Rochelle
    4G Wifi Rental in La Rochelle New on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    Enjoy unlimited internet everywhere in France with 4G-LTE Pocket WiFi. Stay connected anytime and avoid data roaming charges ...

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  • Save 7% La Rochelle Heritage Segway Tour
    La Rochelle Heritage Segway Tour 1 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 18 Mins

    Explore the boulevards and squares of La Rochelle in style on this city Segway tour. Spin through La Rochelle with a guide an...

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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 87.5 (Very High)
  • Living in La Rochelle - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 96.09 (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 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.9 USD

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

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