Visit the Aquarium, located a stone’s throw from your hotel in La Rochelle

During your stay at the hotel*** François Ier, we recommend that you take time to visit the famous Aquarium of La Rochelle. This is a must-see if you are visiting La Rochelle and its region with your family. The Aquarium of La Rochelle is the activity that will awaken the enthusiasm of young and old alike. We invite you to leave your car parked in our hotel in La Rochelle with car parking. The Aquarium is a 15-minute walk and a 5-minute bike ride from our hotel in La Rochelle old town.

The Aquarium of La Rochelle, a dive in the heart of the Ocean

Since 1970, the Aquarium of La Rochelle has developed over the years to offer you a real immersion in the heart of the Ocean. You will discover the surprising marine biodiversity of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Tropics. From the smallest fish, fragile jellyfish to impressive sharks, you will observe more than 12,000 marine animals.

The La Rochelle Aquarium is certified NF Environnement Sites visit. Indeed, the La Rochelle Aquarium has been committed to a real environmental approach since its creation in 1970. This is a major reward for all the commitments made by this venue in favour of the Ocean. The Aquarium de La Rochelle is committed to the preservation of marine spaces, the sea is not a dustbin and we must all act on a daily basis. This is an ideal visit to raise awareness of the protection of our environment among the youngest (and oldest) visitors.

Every year, the 800,000 visitors to the La Rochelle Aquarium, located near our hotel in La Rochelle old town, finance a great deal of scientific research.

Your visit to the La Rochelle Aquarium

Our hotel in La Rochelle old town, the hotel*** François 1er, invites you to buy your time-stamped tickets on the website of the Aquarium of La Rochelle. Indeed, following the Covid crisis, the Aquarium has put in place health restrictions requiring you to plan your visit in advance. Admission for adults is €17.50 and €12.50 for children aged 3 to 17. Reduced rates are also available for large families, students and people with disabilities.

Please note: You must have your health pass with you to visit the Aquarium for all adults and children aged over 12 years and 2 months.

Don’t forget your souvenir after your visit, the “Mémoires d’Océans” shop will offer you a wide selection of articles, each more original than the last. Take advantage of your visit to have lunch at the Brasserie Là-Haut, this brasserie will offer you a breathtaking and panoramic view of the Old Port of La Rochelle.

Your charming hotel in La Rochelle

The hotel*** François 1er, welcomes you in the city centre of La Rochelle. Its ideal location will allow you to visit La Rochelle and its surroundings with ease. Our hotel in La Rochelle has a secure and private car park. You will be able to park your car for the entirety of your stay in our hotel with parking. Most of the best things to see and do in La Rochelle are within walking distance of the hotel. You can get around on foot or by bike.

Share authentic moments with your partner, family or even friends during your stay in our hotel in La Rochelle with parking. You will receive a warm welcome and plenty of advice on how to best plan your visits to our beautiful La Rochelle.

Our b&b hotel in La Rochelle old town features 34 unique and personalized rooms. Art lovers will particularly appreciate the atmosphere of our charming hotel. All our rooms are fully equipped and have WIFI.