La Rochelle Private Historical City Tour


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Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (basic), Spanish (fluent)

A 3-hour walking tour across the centuries

Anybody that once came to La Rochelle has something to remember. Some remind the archway streets, the old harbour and its medieval towers, others the ship owners' neoclassical private mansions or the sight of the quiet and almost waveless Atlantic Ocean.

Walking in the city center is like reading a history book. This little cross carved above an ancient door tells us that La Rochelle used to be the Templar headquarters, the canon shaped gargoyles are evidences of its independence, the Huron faces sculpted on the facades recall the powerful trade link that once existed between North America and the city. The old city is packed with evidences of its past grandeur and I'll decipher them for you.

It will be my pleasure to guide you through the historical city center and to share with you my passion for its legacy.

Please note that the tour includes a stop in a bar or coffee shop whenever and wherever you fancy. I'll do my best to find a place that suits your wishes.


We will see La Rochelle's highlights such as :
- the old harbour and its towers
- the remains of the city walls and doors
- the town hall
- the historical city center and the most interesting ship owners' private mansions
- the old market
- the archways street (not all of them because their total length is about 4km)
- the bassin des chalutiers and its old boat collection
- the cathedral
- and of course the Atantic Ocean

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Tourist Office. If you are on a shore excursion, there is a shuttle service from your cruise ship to the tourist office in the city center where I can meet you.

End Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 3 hours


This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: - My services as your private tour guide
- Advice for the rest of your trip

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - For drinks or snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: - The private driver fee from La Pallice Harbour to the city center, please note that if you need return transportation the tour total price is 450€. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested by a return transportation from your cruise ship.
- Any personal expenses or souvenirs
- We can stop by a Cognac and Pineau local producer selling directly his products in the city center


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
I am not licensed to guide inside museums due to local regulations.

A Recent Review of this tour

My family and I were very pleased by the tour Romain provided us within the city of La Rochelle. We were visiting b/c it was where our family ancestors left France for Nouvelle France back in the 1660s. Between the time I committed to the tour with Romain, he did research on his own, and this research, helped augment and personalize our tour. We would definitely recommend Romain to others looking for a local tour.
Scott L.

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