La Rochelle and its surroundings
Go sightseeing

La Rochelle, the Ocean Gate

The Yachtman is ideally located in La Rochelle to discover all the points of interest of the city. Your hosts know the region perfectly and they will be able to share their best addresses and tips with you. You will find the Tourist Office near the establishment. 

La Rochelle is well known for its aquarium which allows you to observe the richness of the marine environment. 

The Old Port of La Rochelle is also a must. Discover the incessant coming and going of boats, but also its internationally renowned medieval towers: the Tour de la Chaîne, the Tour Saint-Nicolas and the Tour de la Lanterne. 

We recommend that you take a walk in the old town to observe the historical monuments and get lost in the streets of the center. You may have the chance to discover: the Big Clock, the train station and the Saint-Louis Cathedral. 

La Rochelle is also known for its many museums, don't miss the Natural History Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the New World, the Museum of Automata and the Museum of Scale Models.

Inter-island cruises Explore the region

From the Old Port of La Rochelle, embark on an Inter-island cruise and visit the region's famous islands: Île d'Aix, Île d'Oléron, Île de Ré, etc. Explore the region from the waters!

In the heart of the city or in the heart of nature Beautiful walks

Charming walks await you. Our team can provide you with an itinerary through the city according to your wishes. On foot, by bike, by car or by bus, start your walk at the Plage de la Concurrence then follow the coast towards the port of Plaisance Les Minimes.

At 50 kilometers, do not miss the natural region of the Marais Poitevin. You will appreciate the hikes and walks along the water, but also the wild fauna and flora.

The marine charm Re island

By boat or car, go to the Ile de Ré. Stroll around this island full of charm, villages of character and monuments to discover. Don't miss the Phare des Baleines, go to the Atelier Quillet, visit the salt marshes, photograph Fort la Prée, stroll around Trousse Chemise, taste the culinary specialties (salt and potatoes) , learn more with the Abbaye des Châteliers and exile yourself in the National Natural Reserve of Lilleau des Niges. 

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Terroir and passion Cognac and Pineau

We give you an appointment in the cellars and distilleries of Cognac to learn more about this endemic drink of the region. In our bar or in the surrounding distilleries, we invite you to taste a pineau, a liqueur wine from the Charentes which is a mixture of Cognac and fresh grape juice. Throughout your journey on the Cognac route, you will meet enthusiasts who will share their know-how with you.