Attractions & monuments

Entrance tickets to La Rochelle Towers

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 day
Mobile voucher accepted
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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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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
  • Open ticket valid until 22 September 2020
  • 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

From October 1st to March 31st
Every day from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.15pm to 5.30pm
Closed the first Mondays of each month

From April 1st to June 30th and from September 1st to 30th
Every day from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.15pm to 6.30pm
Closed the first Monday mornings of each month.

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December

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Provider
Monuments Nationaux de France
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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