During your stay in hôtel*** François Ier stroll on the old harbour of La Rochelle, a popular place for visitor’s and inhabitants.

Discover the old harbour, guardeed by the famous towers La Chaine and Saint Nicolas buid on the 14th Century.

The old harbour has been build in the 18th Century to drain the colonial traffic. Well preserved, it is fortified and protected by impressive towers.

The old harbour La Rochelle has inspired many artists such as COROT or VERNET, it is now a marina, all the fishing’s activities having been transfert on the harbour of La Pallice

You’ll find many bars and restaurants and large terraces where it feels good to make a refreshing stop on warm summer days.

Good to know : In July and August, an artisanal market is set along the quays.