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La Rochelle: Entry Ticket to the 3 Towers

1. La Rochelle: Entry Ticket to the 3 Towers

Gain entry to the 3 medieval towers of La Rochelle with one ticket: Saint Nicolas, de la Lanterne, and de la Chaîne. Learn about their tumultuous history and royal past. Get your entry ticket for the main attractions in the Old Port of La Rochelle — the 3 Towers. Dating back to medieval times, learn about the tumultuous history of each of these towers.  From prisons for Huguenots and foreign sailors in the 16th-18th centuries, to military prisons in the 19th century, plenty was happening in La Rochelle in times gone by.  Discover the Saint Nicolas Tower dating back to the 14th century. See how it was equipped with royal living quarters, as well as a chapel, while functioning as a defense tower.  Mosey around the De La Chaîne Tower, also dating back to the 14th century. Home to exhibitions since 1998, it used to be a place to collect taxes from incoming boats and the entrance to the port. Learn how the tower was damaged and rebuilt in the 19th century.  Explore the De La Lanterne Tower, the old lighthouse, ship disarmer, and, later, prison for many centuries. Count the 600 graffiti prisoners left on the walls over the years.

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What people are saying about Poitou-Charentes

Very nice boat and trip - very good value. I was a little apprehensive when booking the trip (rain or shine and not a good pic of the boat). Captain and mate were very friendly and had just enough English to provide information about the various sites - other guests were more skilled in French/English and filled in the gaps. Wish we could have been closer to the shoreline for sightseeing, but tide was out.

If you go to La Rochelle it is mandatory to take a catamaran ride! With the sunset it's wonderful, we take full eyes! The guides are nice: a little history of La Rochelle, a glass of delicious Pineau des Charentes (and offered!) Go for it!

Good evening, it was essential to leave a little message about our wonderful evening spent with you. The experience was amazing! I recommend 100%!!!

Superb experience not to be missed! The crew is really great and the view is just wow. I recommend +++

Had a great time on the boat. The shipper tells interesting things about what we see.