Visit the Vieux Port, near your hotel in La Rochelle

Take advantage of your stay at the hotel*** François Ier to stroll around the Vieux-Port of La Rochelle, a popular place to relax for holidaymakers, visitors and people from La Rochelle. Indeed, the hotel is close to the Vieux-Port. You can get there on foot in just a few minutes.

A place of history

The Vieux Port of La Rochelle was built in the 18th century to drain the colonial traffic. Indeed, it is from this port that everything was played out during the Hundred Years War. It was also the port of embarkation for the discovery of America. It is beautifully preserved, fortified and protected by impressive towers.

Pass under the Grande-Horloge, the ancient medieval city gate. It still symbolises the passage from the old town, the historic heart, to the Vieux-Port.

Discover the Vieux Port of La Rochelle, whose entrance is guarded by the Chain and Saint-Nicolas towers (14th century). The hotel*** François 1er invites you to enter the heart of these towers, which are indissociable emblems of the La Rochelle landscape. A few steps separate you from a unique view of the Vieux Port.

Good to know: The Tour de la Chaîne hosts a small bar with a friendly atmosphere where you can admire a magnificent sunset.

A place to relax

Let’s continue our stroll a few steps from our hotel in La Rochelle old town, on the quays of the Vieux-Port. You will admire the boats moored in the Port, the Grande-Horloge, the Big Wheel and the Towers.

Take a break and stop off at one of the many bars and cafés that line the quays of the Port. The Vieux-Port is a lively and animated place whatever the season of the year. All year round, the people of La Rochelle frequent this place, meeting up with family and friends. On the spot, you will also find many quality restaurants where it is good to have a gourmet break or to refresh yourself during the hot summer days. Our hotel near the Vieux Port recommends that you take the time to taste the local specialities.

The port of La Rochelle has inspired many famous painters such as Corot or Vernet, the Vieux-Port is now a place of pleasure, all fishing activities having been transferred to the new port of La Pallice.

Good to know: in July and August, you can stroll along the stalls of the artisanal markets installed along the quays.

Your hotel near the Vieux-Port of La Rochelle

The hotel*** François 1er in La Rochelle welcomes you just a few streets from the Vieux Port of La Rochelle. On foot or by bike, discover this emblematic place of La Rochelle life. To get there, you will cross the historic heart of La Rochelle, under the famous arcades that house small boutiques and other shops.

Our hotel in La Rochelle old town offers you a solution to facilitate your travel. You can rent a bicycle from us. You can reach the lively terraces of the Port in just a few minutes. Our hotel with parking in La Rochelle invites you to leave your car in our private and secure parking.

Share authentic moments of discovery in our charming hotel in La Rochelle. We invite you to book one of our 34 fully equipped rooms with a street art and contemporary spirit. Our hotel in La Rochelle welcomes you in one of our suites or family rooms if you wish to visit the city with your family. These rooms can accommodate up to 5 people.