The Lantern Tower of La Rochelle

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La Rochelle: Entry Ticket to the 3 Towers

1. La Rochelle: Entry Ticket to the 3 Towers

Gain entry to the 3 medieval towers of La Rochelle with one ticket: Saint Nicolas, de la Lanterne, and de la Chaîne. Learn about their tumultuous history and royal past. Get your entry ticket for the main attractions in the Old Port of La Rochelle — the 3 Towers. Dating back to medieval times, learn about the tumultuous history of each of these towers.  From prisons for Huguenots and foreign sailors in the 16th-18th centuries, to military prisons in the 19th century, plenty was happening in La Rochelle in times gone by.  Discover the Saint Nicolas Tower dating back to the 14th century. See how it was equipped with royal living quarters, as well as a chapel, while functioning as a defense tower.  Mosey around the De La Chaîne Tower, also dating back to the 14th century. Home to exhibitions since 1998, it used to be a place to collect taxes from incoming boats and the entrance to the port. Learn how the tower was damaged and rebuilt in the 19th century.  Explore the De La Lanterne Tower, the old lighthouse, ship disarmer, and, later, prison for many centuries. Count the 600 graffiti prisoners left on the walls over the years.

La Rochelle: City Attraction and Public Transport Pass

2. La Rochelle: City Attraction and Public Transport Pass

Grab La Rochelle Ocean Pass for your tour around Nouvelle-Aquitaine and access over 30 attractions and the public transport network with one ticket on your phone. Go from the islands of Oleron and Aix to Rochefort, Marais Poitevin, and South Vendée, with La Rochelle in the region's heart. Enter historical landmarks like the Towers of La Rochelle, St. Martin’s Church, Melusine Tower, Rochefort Transport Bridge, Fort Liédot, and La Rochelle’s World War II Bunker. Take a boat trip from Cardinaud pier, a morning catamaran tour, or a cruise to Fort Boyard with island views. Peruse La Rochelle’s famous museums like the New World Museum in an 18th-century private mansion, the Maritime Museum, and the House of the Master of Dikes eco-museum. Venture to nearby towns and visit the Rochefort Hebre Museum or take a guided tour of Brouage and learn about the region’s heritage. Enjoy discounted admission to La Rochelle’s aquarium, Accrobranche, the castles of La Roche Courbon and De Terre Neuve, and a distillery tour at Cognac Normandin-Mercier. Take discounted tours of the towns and villages with or without a guide by bike, canoe, paddle-board, segway, and scooter. Download the app and enter your code to find all these options and more.

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What people are saying about The Lantern Tower of La Rochelle

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Top discovery! A good plan that is really informative and pleasant to carry out. You can really discover 3 different worlds, and at the same time feel the historical power of the three towers of La Rochelle. Quality / price ratio more than correct for the three towers. Price, however, identical on site.

Interesting visit. It takes around 1h30 for the visit of the 3 towers. During my visit, the virtual and augmented reality animations were excellent.

must be visited to immerse yourself in the history of La Rochelle