What activities can you do during your stay in our hotel in downtown La Rochelle?

La Rochelle, a city located by the sea, offers you the possibility to discover many sports and leisure activities. Take advantage of your stay in our hotel in La Rochelle, near the Old Port, to try new things and why not, discover new passions.

Water sports activities in La Rochelle

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the city of La Rochelle is ideally located to practice all kinds of water sports as a couple, with friends and of course with the family.

Why not learn to sail? Indeed, in La Rochelle, various service providers offer discovery courses or introductory sailing courses. Always in the company of a qualified instructor or an experienced skipper, you will sail in the channels. An activity that will guarantee you sensation and discovery, the ideal cocktail for an extraordinary stay in La Rochelle.

Looking for a dose of excitement? Let yourself be tempted by a jet ski excursion in La Rochelle. Depending on the service provider, you will be offered several routes: discovery of the Ile de Ré, the Ile d’Aix, the famous Fort Boyard or the Ile d’Oléron. You don’t need to have a boat licence to drive your jet ski if you are accompanied by a qualified instructor.

How about a fun and sporty activity such as paddling? Paddleboarding is an activity for everyone, whatever your age: discovering the glide, walks or more sportive excursions. Whether you are looking for excitement or discovery, you will find the activity you need in La Rochelle. Our hotel in the centre of La Rochelle, the hotel*** François 1er, invites you to consult the tourist office of La Rochelle to find your provider.Many other sports and leisure activities are available in La Rochelle.

Outdoor leisure activities in La Rochelle

In addition to water sports, many other sports and leisure activities are available in La Rochelle. Practising new leisure activities will allow you to discover La Rochelle and its surroundings in a different, more playful way.

Your hotel in downtown La Rochelle recommends an original leisure activity: a Segway ride. Several rides through La Rochelle are available. Stroll in a different and original way along the Old Port or the seafront. The hotel*** François 1er recommends you to do this activity with your family!

A bike ride? With more than 230 kilometres of cycle paths, take the time to appreciate the most beautiful landscapes of La Rochelle.  Our hotel in the centre of La Rochelle recommends that you take the Vélodyssée to get to Châtelaillon-Plage. You will ride through the charming seaside resort of Châtelaillon before visiting the small fishing village of Les Boucholeurs, an opportunity to taste some oysters or even a seafood platter… Good to know: The hotel*** François 1er offers bicycles for hire, so you have no more excuses. We invite you to visit the website of the La Rochelle tourist office to discover their best ideas for bike rides in La Rochelle.

For a couple’s weekend in La Rochelle, you could discover the La Rochelle coastline on horseback. A romantic ride ideal for the arrival of the summer. The number of sports and leisure activities is unlimited: walking, longe côte, horse riding, golf, kite flying, sports on the beach…

An escape in our charming hotel in La Rochelle

Take advantage of your stay at the hotel*** François to discover La Rochelle in a playful way by discovering different sports and leisure activities. As you may have noticed, a wide range of sports and leisure activities are available and it is also an opportunity to discover new water sports.

After a day of exploring and walking, enjoy a moment of relaxation in our charming hotel. Relax in the listening room or the reading room. These areas within the François 1er hotel invite you to discover the works of various artists. Discover new musical styles and browse through the many books at your disposal.

Continue your evening by joining one of our 34 fully equipped rooms, with a contemporary style. You will enjoy exceptional bedding in all room categories. Discover without further delay our hotel in the city centre of La Rochelle.