Take a look at our range of holidays to La Rochelle and prepare to touch down on the west coast of France. A picturesque seaside resort full of history, you’ll visit a lovely destination when you choose one of our holidays to La Rochelle from Stansted Airport.
From the attractive Old Port area to the beautiful sandy beach, holidays to La Rochelle are bursting with appeal. With its strong strategic location and rich heritage, Stansted to La Rochelle holidays are perfect for your next trip abroad.
La Rochelle has a lovely old town area which has been well preserved, leading to the town’s reputation for its good looks. The harbour is guarded by three watch towers, which bring an atmospheric feel to this part of town, especially when they’re lit up at night. Stroll along the tight streets of the Vieux Port (Old Port) as you explore the historic medieval fortifications.
The three towers are called the Tour St. Nicolas, Tour de la Chaine and Tour de la Lanterne, which can be climbed for great views of the harbour. Check out the exhibits in the towers to learn about their history as well as the struggle for power between the French and English.
If the sun is shining, head over to Île de Ré and relax on the beach before taking a dip in the warm waters. Take a boat trip from the Port des Minimes to sail across the waves of the Bay of Biscay, or visit the famous Fort Boyard on Ile-d’Aix. If the weather isn’t great, head to the aquarium which is just a short walk from the harbour for a fun family activity.
Explore La Rochelle Cathedral, the town’s Natural History Museum or the interesting New World Museum with holidays to La Rochelle from Stansted.