‘Cité ô combien portuaire’, loosely translates from old French as ‘how portuar this city is’, which couldn’t be more true, as it has four. Framed by impressive towers, La Rochelle is a multi-faceted town. Take a stroll along the Vieux Port or through the white arches of its streets where you’ll see La Rochelle spring to life in the evening; indeed, during high summer it sometimes never sleeps, thanks to its popularity as a top French tourist destination! Book a flight to La Rochelle and visit the Grosse Horloge, the Maison Henri ll, the Hôtel de la Bourse as well as the paintings and shrines in the cathedral. Blessed with several classified French Historic Monuments, you should reserve a hotel room close to its impressive landmarks. A great French seaside destination La Rochelle sits by the Atlantic Ocean and is the perfect base from which to explore Ré Island. The island is great place for bike rides, sports and is an eco-tourist’s dream. It has a rich cultural heritage including 14 kilometres of ramparts, built by Vauban and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And the highlight of a visit to La Rochelle is? The magnificent views and dreamy sunsets seen from the top of the Baleines Lighthouse or the Saint Martin clock tower!