This holiday can be extended by four nights by adding our Bordeaux City Break on Bordeaux and La Rochelle City Break.
Journey to La Rochelle, a charming seaport in South West France, where land and sea intertwine to provide a bounty of riches. The city, known as 'La Ville Blanche' to the locals, is steeped in maritime history, with its characterful old town boasting cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. Stroll through the arcaded facades and immerse yourself in the captivating tales of this prominent seaport that dates back to the 14th century.
A knowledgeable local guide will lead you through the city's historical gems, revealing stories of the past as you explore the vibrant streets. The cityscape is accentuated by a series of fabulous lighthouses, adding a touch of maritime magic to our coastal walks.
La Rochelle is renowned for its seafood, an integral part of the local culture and economy for centuries. Indulge yourself in this rich tradition with a delectable seafood tasting lunch, providing a delicious insight into the region's culinary heritage.
Venture beyond the city to the idyllic Île de Ré, where picturesque walking awaits around the village of Ars-en-Ré. Explore the island's still-working salt marshes, a haven for seabirds and a testament to the area's natural beauty.
As part of our island-hopping adventure, we'll set sail to the serene Île d'Aix, a car-free haven steeped in history. Discover the island's past as you walk among historic fortifications, and indulge in oyster tastings at a charming island shack.
This city break not only offers curated experiences but also provides you with the freedom to explore La Rochelle at your own pace. With key sights within close proximity, you'll have ample time to savour the city's charm, heritage, and the warm embrace of its maritime soul.