Our third full day and our first trip into our host city of La Rochelle. We’d uncovered information that the centre of town is quite pretty to walk around, especially around the old harbour, and also the Aquarium was supposed to be rather good, as such tings go. We did both things on the same day, and therefore by definition it must have been a long day. The weather was very, very hot again.
As I remember it, we parked up by the Tour de la Lantern and set off for a walk, taking in most of the old port and it’s immediate backdrop first of all, then wending our way around to the Tour St Nicholas (which we went into), through the area known as the Gabut, and around to La Rochelle Aquarium, which we went into briefly to get out of the heat if nothing else.
Here are the photos I took as we walked around the town.
Once we were all fished out, we walked back around this side of the harbour and caught the small boat across the harbour back to the Cour des Dames, and so back to our car. The chances are that we had meals and ice cream breaks at various points of the day, but I can’t remember where or when, because it was all a long time ago.
Anyway, here’s some photos of fish.