On your next trip to La Rochelle make sure to consider our La Rochelle car hire services for your personal transportation needs. The city is one of France’s loveliest coastal towns thanks to its beautifully preserved historic port, as well as its seafront.
The city is served by the La Rochelle Airport which is located nearby the city’s town center, taxis being the main mode of transportation between the airport and the city however you can avoid the costly taxi fees while on your trip by employing our La Rochelle car rental services and have a car ready and waiting for you at the airport as soon as you land.
Once in the city you will surely want to visit the “Vieux Port” or Old Port; this is the most picturesque part of the city with a majority of the buildings forming it being hundreds of years old but very well maintained.
Important landmarks to see while visiting the Old Port are the Three Towers which are rather hard to miss. The towers were meant to guard the harbor and were built in medieval times when the harbor was fought after by the English and the French. Visiting the towers is a must for everyone who can deal with climbing some steep steps.
The architecture of La Rochelle is an interesting mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture as those were the two periods in which the city prospered.
A great example of Gothic architecture that you must see is the gateway Porte de la Grosse Horloge as well as the beautiful mansions which stretch back from the seafront.
While the city itself is not known for its beaches the fact is that there are some really excellent ones nearby along the coast as well as on the nearby islands with the town beach being a good place for a great view of the town.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in La Rochelle so make sure to consider employing our La Rochelle car hire services in order to enjoy your stay there as much as possible.