Your charming hotel in La Rochelle old town

The hotel*** François 1er in La Rochelle old town is located in a quiet street in the heart of the city centre, near the Vieux Port of La Rochelle. Our hotel in La Rochelle old down is ideally located. Stroll along the Vieux Port or the seafront and stroll under the arches of the streets of the historic centre of La Rochelle between shops, bars and restaurants.

This 17th century building is a real treasure trove of history and will seduce you. The facades and the inner courtyard of this charming hotel are listed. Over the centuries, this hotel in La Rochelle old town has seen artists, authors and musicians from all walks of life pass through its walls. The performances of our artists will enliven your stay. Share authentic moments in our city hotel in La Rochelle France.

We invite you to relax after a day of sightseeing in the listening room or reading room. Our listening room offers you the opportunity to discover new musical styles and to listen to the artists you already enjoy. Free your mind in the reading room where you can read about art, music, travel and more.

The hotel has 34 contemporary-style rooms, including 2 suites and 2 family rooms for up to 5 people. Whatever the category of the room, you will enjoy exceptional bedding and the special attention we pay to our rooms. All our rooms have a different style, with each room representing its own art. Immerse yourself in a universe mixing authenticity and art in our charming hotel in La Rochelle.

The hotel does not have a lift, the rooms are spread over 3 buildings and 3 floors, but we do have 2 rooms accessible to people with reduced mobility, including 1 family room.

If you are travelling by car, we invite you to book your parking secure space available in our hotel in La Rochelle old town with parking. The car park is private and secure, and the hotel has a luggage storage service to facilitate your arrival. Pets are welcome at the hotel*** François 1er, indeed it is a pet-friendly hotel in La Rochelle old town.

If you are travelling by train, the hotel is near to a train station.

For any other special request, please contact us.

Your hotel in La Rochelle old town

The hotel*** François 1er is ideally located to discover the city of La Rochelle:

  • 15 minutes walk from the train station
  • 10 minutes walk from the aquarium
  • 5 minutes walk from the Vieux Port
  • Shuttles to the Ile de Ré depart nearby.

La Rochelle has a special history, its architecture, its lifestyle and its geographical location, facing the ocean. Our hotel in La Rochelle old town will allow you to take advantage of the gentle way of life in La Rochelle, with its terraces on the Vieux Port, its lively bars and restaurants and its small shops under the arcades.

The hotel*** François 1er offers you the opportunity to discover La Rochelle in complete freedom, with rental bicycles at your disposal. The hotel is ideal for a weekend break.

Stroll along the quays of the Vieux Port of La Rochelle, located only 5 minutes from the hotel*** François 1er. This is an ideal way to discover the famous towers of La Rochelle: the Tour de la Lanterne, the Tour de la Chaîne and the Tour Saint-Nicolas. After your walk, stop at one of the coffee shop along the harbour and enjoy the view. Our hotel in downtown La Rochelle offers a concierge service for booking a taxi, restaurant or show.

Set sail for the Ile de Ré. You will find shuttles at the Vieux Port. Discover the unique charm of “Ré la Blanche”, its landscapes between typical villages, beaches, salt marshes, forests and vineyards. The Ile de Ré is full of surprises and beautiful walks to do with the family, as a couple or with friends. Discover the little shops in the port of Saint-Martin and take home the famous “fleur de sel” of the Ile de Ré.