France, La Rochelle Guide (B): Relaxing Get-Away for Busy Professionals in Western France

Relaxing Get-Away for Busy Professionals in Western France
If you want a pleasant break, a sun-tan and some excellent food, look no further than La Rochelle and Ile-de Ré on the Atlantic coast of France. A friend of mine has been raving about this place for years and I finally found one free week and bought a plane ticket to La Rochelle…

Here’s what I discovered.

What to do

Visit le Vieux Port with its 14th and 15th century towers and if you aren’t too lazy, climb up Tour de la Lanterne to enjoy the view, apparently the vista is worth the trouble – I was too lazy….

Go for a walk along the marina, old port and new port- the walks along the sea are long, leading to some green areas if you need some shade to hide from the scortching sun.

Visit La Rochelle Aquarium (for their wesbite click here) – the city is home to one of the largest aquariums in Europe, showcasing all sorts of marine curiosities – every single tank has some amazing creatures. It is well worth a visit!

Stay a bit longer in the lobby after you come out – there is an exhibition space, so if you are into art, you just might find something interesting.

Visit Ile-de-Ré, a beautiful flat island just off the coast of La Rochelle with sandy beaches, groves of pine trees and villages of whitewashed houses – a perfect place to just relax and forget about the fast-paced world, which seems really far far away…..

Ile-de-Ré is a very popular place with tourists and locals alike, so if you can, avoid going there on a weekend, since, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Relaxing Get-Away for Busy Professionals in Western France
Guide Location: France » La Rochelle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: le Vieux Port   La Rochelle Aquarium   Le Parisien  
Author: Vytene Laucyte
Read it on author's website: http://curioustovisit.com/relaxing-get-away-busy-professionals-western-france/