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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 : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour

2. La Rochelle : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour

Nestled on the picturesque Atlantic coastline, La Rochelle is a city that beckons travelers with its unique blend of historical grandeur, maritime prowess, and contemporary allure. With its charming streets, centuries-old landmarks, and vibrant marina, La Rochelle exudes an unmistakable charm that captivates visitors from near and far. This French gem boasts a rich tapestry of experiences, from strolling the iconic Old Port to exploring its maritime heritage. While its beauty is undeniable, the real magic lies in its fascinating history and untold stories. To truly immerse yourself in the heart and soul of La Rochelle, the "La Rochelle: Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour" stands as a key to unlocking hidden treasures and unraveling the city's best-kept secrets. This expertly guided tour takes you on a journey through time, where every cobblestone pathway reveals a chapter of the city's incredible narrative. From historic architectural wonders to stories of resilience, this tour provides an enriched perspective on La Rochelle's past and present. As you meander through its cobblestone streets, you'll quickly discover that La Rochelle isn't just a destination; it's an immersive experience that allows you to witness the harmonious coexistence of history and modernity. The city's enchanting blend of old-world charm and contemporary vibrancy creates an irresistible allure, making La Rochelle a must-visit destination for all curious souls. Whether you're an avid history enthusiast or an adventurous explorer, La Rochelle has something to offer, and the "La Rochelle: Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour" promises to be your perfect companion for a deep dive into this enchanting city.

La Rochelle : The Digital Audio Guide

3. La Rochelle : The Digital Audio Guide

Welcome to La Rochelle, a gem on the French Atlantic coast, where history blends with modernity in an enchanting dance. The port, the pulsating heart of the city, narrates centuries of maritime exchanges and epic journeys. The majestic medieval towers, timekeepers of the past, offer a breathtaking panorama of this character-filled city. Stroll through the ancient city gates, silent witnesses to the English occupation, and be carried away by tales of past sieges. For a unique experience, immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of La Rochelle with the help of the digital audio guide. Developed by a professional city guide, this discreet companion allows you to uncover the historical richness at your own pace, exploring the cobbled streets and well-kept secrets of La Rochelle. Embark on a self-guided adventure, led by the expert voice that brings every corner of this fascinating maritime city to life.

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(16 reviews)

Traveling in October so really wasn’t any need to buy tickets ahead of time, although for us it’s all about planning ahead to make sure we had enough time to explore. Definitely needed 3 hrs to explore these towers. If you can only fit 2 in before 1pm come back to the latter session for the 3rd rather than squeezing it in. The views are fantastic & the towers really interesting. Highly recommended attraction.

Very nice view of the city from the tower, very little waiting. The reception service is well organized.

Very nice experience, I really recommend it, pleasant and warm welcome and magnificent site.

Quick order on the secure site Good value for money Pleasure to have revisited the 3 towers

Very interesting and enriching. A period of history that we don't often talk about