The port city of La Rochelle in western France is located on the shores of the Bay of Biscay and is known for its rich history and architectural heritage. The history of the city dates back to the 10th century, when representatives of the Knights Templar erected a large port here and later La Rochelle remains the largest port in France on the Atlantic coast.
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Among the main attractions of La Rochelle, it is worth mentioning the Old Port with ancient defensive towers on both sides (La Chenne and Saint-Nicolas towers), as well as another tower (Lantern, or the Tower of the Four Sergeants) at some distance (all three the towers can be visited with a single ticket), the main shopping street of the city - Palais, Mercier street with medieval houses, the Renaissance building of the Old Town Hall, the house-museum of Henry II, the Museum of Natural History (the oldest in France), as well as the Charriere park beautiful tree in and rare plants.
There are no equipped beaches within the city, however, 9 km west of it is the island of Re with wonderful sandy beaches where you can soak up the warm sun. Also on the island you will find oyster farms and vineyards with wheat fields that you must visit.
La Rochelle has all the conditions for yachting, because it is the largest marina in Europe, and nearby are the largest enterprises in the world for the production of sailing yachts. In September, the Grand Pavois de la Rochelle yacht exhibition dedicated to multihulls is held here. La Rochelle has a spacious yacht harbor - Le Minim, working 24 hours a day and designed to receive up to 4900 yachts with a maximum length of 50 m, a width of 15 m and a draft of up to 5 m. The Old Port also has 18 berths and 320 mooring places, New port (designed for 65 parking places). The cost of mooring in Le Minim harbor depends on the size of the vessel and starts at 5.2 Euro per day in winter (31.1 Euro per week). If you are interested in selling yachts in La Rochelle, you can contact one of the yacht brokers in France (for example - BOURNIQUEL YACHTS or EURO-VOILES) and get support at all stages of the selection and acquisition of the vessel.