Entrance tickets to La Rochelle Towers
Attractions & guided tours

Entrance tickets to La Rochelle Towers

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Validity: 24 hours
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  • Bring the whole family - everyone will love it
  • Explore at your leisure and spend more time at your favorite parts
What to expect

Visit the three towers of La Rochelle, remains of the medieval maritime fortifications.

The town’s development started in the 11th century and was assured from the 14th century on by the protection afforded by the towers. The Saint Nicolas and Chaîne towers were particularly important, as they controlled entry to the port by the many trading ships.

All three towers in La Rochelle were designed to be lived in, but from the 16th to the 18th centuries two of them (namely the Saint Nicolas and Chaîne towers) were also used as prisons for Huguenots and foreign sailors. They were then used as military prisons in the 19th century. The Lanterne tower was used to disarm boats before they came into port and served as a lighthouse.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees
    What's not included
    • Audio guide
    Reduced price
    • Free admission for under 18 and 18-25 years residents and member of UE.
    • Reduced rate available on site for 18-25 not nationals and/or residents of the U.E.
    Where

    Centre des monuments nationaux, Résidence "La Corvette" 22, quai Louis Durand, 17088 La Rochelle

    Meeting point:
    Show your ticket at the entrance of the towers. Opening hours: Every day from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.15pm to 5.30pm | last admission 45 min before closing.
    What to remember
    • No baggage deposit is offered within the monument
    • Free admission 1st Sunday of the month (from 1 January to 31 March and from 1 November to 31 December)
    • Free admission during the "European Heritage Days" on the 3rd weekend of September
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    When
    • Every day from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.15pm to 8.00pm
    • Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
    • Closed on 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December and 1st Monday of each month
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    Provider
    Monuments Nationaux
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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