The polychrome statue of King Henry VI in a tower of the Town Hall of Rochelle.
LA ROCHELLE is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Charente-Maritime department.
The city is connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9 km (1.8 mi) bridge completed on 19 May 1988. Its harbour opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche
La Rochelle's main feature is the "Vieux Port" ("Old Harbour"), which is at the heart of the city, picturesque and lined with seafood restaurants. The city walls are open to an evening promenade. The old town has been well-preserved. From the harbour, boating trips can be taken to the Île d'Aix and Fort Boyard (home to the internationally famous TV show of the same name). Nearby Île de Ré is a short drive to the North. The countryside of the surrounding Charente-Maritime is very rural and full of history (Saintes). To the North is Venise Verte, a marshy area of country, criss-crossed with tiny canals and a popular resort for inland boating. Inland is the country of Cognac and Pineau. The attractive Île de Ré is accessible via a bridge from La Rochelle.
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- Copyright: cedric DEVARENNE (DINOZOR) (14774)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-14
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Exposure: f/4.7, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): La ROCHELLE et L'ILE de RE. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-22 0:20