Our hotel in La Rochelle old town, the François 1er hotel, welcomes you in November for the La Rochelle marathon. The La Rochelle Marathon will take place on Sunday 27 November. A big weekend is coming for La Rochelle… Book now your hotel in La Rochelle if you participate, or not, in the marathon of La Rochelle.

Find your hotel for the La Rochelle Marathon

Whether you are participating in the marathon or a spectator, you are probably looking for accommodation for the La Rochelle Marathon?

The various hotels in La Rochelle are very popular during the La Rochelle Marathon weekend, so we advise you to book your hotel in La Rochelle quickly.

Where is our hotel in La Rochelle located?

Our hotel in La Rochelle old town is only a few metres from the start of the marathon. So, forget about the problems of getting around La Rochelle on this marathon weekend. The start of the marathon is at Place de Verdun and our charming hotel is located two streets down, towards the Vieux Port of La Rochelle.

You will enjoy an ideal location to discover the most beautiful places of La Rochelle. You can walk to the Vieux Port or to the market square in just a few minutes. Our hotel is located in the city center of La Rochelle. You will find shops, bars and restaurants close to the hotel.

The rooms of our charming hotel

The François 1er hotel guarantees comfortable bedding and thinks of all the marathoners who will need to rest before this famous race. All our rooms are equipped with kettles, safe, flat screen TV, telephone and free WIFI. Each room has its own universe featuring different artists. Our charming hotel in La Rochelle old town also has family rooms if you plan to spend the weekend with your family.

The La Rochelle Marathon

This year, the La Rochelle marathon will take place on Sunday 27 November. It is an unmissable event for all marathoners and running enthusiasts.

Named the Serge Vigot Marathon, the La Rochelle Marathon has existed for 30 years and brings together marathoners, runners, companies and spectators. Today it is the second largest marathon in France after the Paris Marathon.

The La Rochelle Marathon is open to experienced runners but also to those who are a little less experience… Indeed, it is possible to register for different races: the marathon, the 10 kilometres, the duo marathon, the company challenge (choose your 3 favourite colleagues and register to take up the challenge). The La Rochelle Marathon also offers races for the disabled. You can find all the information you need to register on the La Rochelle Marathon website.

If you don’t want to register for one of these races but you like the “marathon atmosphere”, take part in the leg warmer. This is a jog open to everyone and takes place on Saturday 26 November, the day before the marathon. This run is open to everyone and you don’t need to register. It is a 4 kilometre run that will allow you to discover the beautiful city of La Rochelle. The association offers a snack at the end of the run. Discover the friendly atmosphere of the La Rochelle Marathon through this jog open to all!

You are an association? This year, the La Rochelle Marathon invites you to take part in the leg warmer as a team! The 3 winning associations will win a prize. The objective: to form the biggest team and be original! This is a great way to have fun and to promote the association you represent.

Hotel François 1er : stay in the heart of La Rochelle

Our hotel is located in the heart of La Rochelle and has a private and secure car park (on request). This means you can enjoy the city centre and get around on foot. Moreover, the traffic in La Rochelle is very disturbed during the La Rochelle Marathon.

We will welcome you during the La Rochelle Marathon weekend or for all your other stays in La Rochelle. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.