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#_=_
Saturday 13th May is reserved for the "Sarabande des filles", an all girls race around the town, either following the 5km or the 10km route. Many participants dress up, and the atmosphere is very much a party celebration. http://www.sarabandefillesdelarochelle.fr/sarabande/
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
The entrance to "Le Bunker" is through a small door just off the marketplace. Underground you enter the bunker which contains a quirky and fascinating museum about La Rochelle during WWII. Ask for the information folder in English. http://bunkerlarochelle9.wixsite.com/lebunkerdelarochelle