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Stories and Tips La Rochelle

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Historic La Rochelle & Region: Magnifique!

Written by Jim Rosenberg on 15 Oct, 2000

It would be difficult to call the home of one of Europe's largest pleasure boat marinas 'undiscovered,' but despite its popularity among Europeans, La Rochelle appeared to be anything but overused when we visited in the high season of August. This beautiful and well-maintained…Read More


Marais Poitevin

Written by Bob Nicholls on 22 Aug, 2000

If you head north of La Rochelle, you come across an area known as the Marais Poitevin, certainly one of the most intriguing spots near La Rochelle. It is a region filled with canals and waterways, some which date back to medieval times…Read More


Brouge - not Brugges!

Written by Bob Nicholls on 21 Aug, 2000

Not far from La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast is Brouge, the birthplace of Samuel de Champlain, one of the founders of 'New France.' Though likely a lively town at one point in history, it is now a much calmer place. In fact,…Read More


Towers of History

Written by Bob Nicholls on 22 Aug, 2000

La Rochelle sits quietly on the Atlantic Coast of France for most of the year but truly comes alive in the summer when it is a proverbial beehive of activity with its beaches, history, language schools, street performers, and "les Francopholies," a festival of French…Read More


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