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Vieux Port

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Address: La Rochelle, France
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Great old port with plenty of historical architecture

We visited La Rochelle in late April and really enjoyed the relaxed pace and lack of summer crowds. I suspect that had we visited in July, we would have had a completely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steve N
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited La Rochelle in late April and really enjoyed the relaxed pace and lack of summer crowds. I suspect that had we visited in July, we would have had a completely different experience.

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Ireland
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came by here each day of our stay. Lovely area and a buzzing place. So so pretty when the sun is shining.

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La Roche-sur-Yon, France
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This landmark of La Rochelle is a magnet for any visit. The entrance to the Old Port. It is surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Gets very busy in July and August.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1,884 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 735 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little city. The old centre (around the Hotel de Ville) is pretty staid and you have no idea how nice it is on the water! If you only do one thing in La Rochelle make this area it! 1772

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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51 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, during a WE we've seen the port on a sunny and rainy day! During the sunny one you really take a lot of pleasure, wondering by the bay and taking a coffee at one of the many terraces. During the rainy day - you have bonus the Atlantic wind - which you can not resist! So better stay inside.... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is rather a victim of its own success, very crowded, promenade was dirty, with dog mess that hadn't been cleared up so people had walked in it, and I don't mean once or twice, despite the dog bins, lots of dropped litter and beggars with loose dogs drinking in the street. It has always been popular, but it really... More 

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Ross-on-wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely spot to wander around. Great views out to sea and a huge selection of cafes and restaurants to sit at and watch the world go by.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very busy place and there is a construction programme running too however there are plans on display so you can see what is due to be completed with date for the work too. Around the edge of the port and within are a number of shops and cafes and there are two lighthouses near by as well... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great destination for a short break. Enjoyed relaxing strolls, great meals and the aquarium was well worth a visit.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a typical "old world" type seaside resort, with a bit of everything. Lots of nice restaurants, overlooking the sea, shops nearby, boat trips out to sea, and space to wander around.

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