Cheap flights to La Rochelle
With its maritime legacy and a port that dates back to the 13th century, the city of La Rochelle is jam packed with history and overflowing with French heritage.
This place has long been a firm favourite with French tourists who revel in an old town full of 14th century half-timber town houses. Not to mention it was the very centre of French trade and exploration to the Americas for centuries.
While its importance has faded over the years, it is still a city with a fascinating legacy that is ripe for exploring in both summer and winter. And let’s not forget those beaches. Well this is France, after all, so it really is a case of take your pick.
If you've never been on a Segway tour, now is the time to dump your prejudice in the bin and step up to the challenge. It might not be cool, but it is seriously fun. http://www.mobilboard.com/fr/agence/segway/la-rochelle/offres-loisirs#_=_
The aquarium in La Rochelle is beautiful, fun for kids and interesting for adults, with good English translations, making it a great place for families on a rainy day. Get a discount by buying tickets on their website: www.aquarium-larochelle.com.
The La Rochelle International Film Festival runs from 1-10 July, and this year they've got loads of films for kids. There will be screenings all over town, as well as talks, exhibitions and workshops. For all details see www.festival-larochelle.org
La Sarabande des Filles de La Rochelle (14 May 2016) is a fun running race for women only. The route is either 5 or 10 kilometres long and many participants wear fancy dress and raise money for charity. Spectators go for the party atmosphere. More information on www.sarabandefillesdelarochelle.fr/sarabande.