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August 2020

LOVELY, LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE.

Southwestern France.

LA  ROCHELLE  FRANCE.  Axe hotel, 2 star and  comfy.

LA ROCHELLE FRANCE. Axe hotel, 2 star and comfy.

I arrived at La Rochelle in France,SNCF rail station in a November. I walked a short distance to my hotel the Axe 2 star hotel, comfy and modern. The Vieux Port is just a 5 minute walk., from the hotel. -- --La Rochelle is in Southwestern France it is a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. The Vieux Port is the Old Harbour, with 3 medieval towers. St Nicolas tower and the Chain tower
opposite. The Lantern tower, which was under scaffolding is further along. The Chain tower is from 1384, a chain was streachted across the port entrance to stop ships entering illegally. --- The Gross Horloge gateway is the entrance to the old town. ---There are two
lighthouses on land.--- The Maritime Museum is onboard a ship. --The cathedral is called the Cathedral of St Louis de la
Rochelle. --- During the Second World War La Rochelle was occupied by German Troops. There were 20,000 troops in La Rochelle and surroundings. There was a submarine base here. In the centre of town is an old German Bunker built in 1941, today it is a underground museum, telling the story of La Rochelle during the War.----- A bit more history--The early French settlers of Canada set sail from La Rochelle in the 17th century. ------ There is a Airport here .--The rail station connects with Paris,Nantes , Bordeaux,
etc.-------------------I took a short trip to ROCHEFORT, about 20 minutes on the train. Rochefort was a military town till 1926.
not really a tourist place, still worth a visit. ---- I enjoyed my time in La Rochelle, and would love to visit
again.img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/935071/e27ba940-dc9e-11ea-93f2-0d87b9eaf2db.jpg]LA  ROCHELLE.  FRANCE.    Hotel  room.

LA ROCHELLE. FRANCE. Hotel room.

LA ROCHELLE  FRANCE. -- Local  beer.

LA ROCHELLE FRANCE. -- Local beer.

LA ROCHELLE,  FRANCE,    Vieux  Port.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, Vieux Port.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.   Phare  Rouge,    Lighthouse.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE. Phare Rouge, Lighthouse.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.  --The slender lighthouse,  Phare Du Quai Valin.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE. --The slender lighthouse, Phare Du Quai Valin.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE,  Tourist Office.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, Tourist Office.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.  Maritime  museum.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE. Maritime museum.

LA ROCHELLE,  FRANCE. ---  Maritime  museum.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE. --- Maritime museum.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE,  --St. Nicalas Tower.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, --St. Nicalas Tower.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE,  The Chain  Tower.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, The Chain Tower.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE,   --Is this recycling ?

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, --Is this recycling ?

LA ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE,    On left St Nicalas  tower and on right The Chain tower.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, On left St Nicalas tower and on right The Chain tower.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE, -- Gross Hologe gateway into town  centre.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE, -- Gross Hologe gateway into town centre.

LA  ROCHELLE  FRANCE,   On wall walk to the Lantern tower.

LA ROCHELLE FRANCE, On wall walk to the Lantern tower.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.   Walk on wall to Lantern tower.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE. Walk on wall to Lantern tower.

LA  ROCHELLE ,  FRANCE.  Boat trips from here.

LA ROCHELLE , FRANCE. Boat trips from here.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.    Old town  arcaded shops.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE. Old town arcaded shops.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE   Shops.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE Shops.

LA  ROCHELLE  FRANCE  ---- Cathedral

LA ROCHELLE FRANCE ---- Cathedral

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE  ---St. Sauveur  church.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE ---St. Sauveur church.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE..   --     Painting on wall in German  Bunker  museum.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE.. -- Painting on wall in German Bunker museum.

LA  ROCHELLE ,  FRANCE.  --  German Bunker  Museum.

LA ROCHELLE , FRANCE. -- German Bunker Museum.

LA  ROCHELLE   FRANCE.

LA ROCHELLE FRANCE.

LA  ROCHELLE  ,  FRANCE.

LA ROCHELLE , FRANCE.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE.

LA  ROCHELLE ,  FRANCE.

LA ROCHELLE , FRANCE.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE.

LA  ROCHELLE ,  FRANCE...Cafe/Bar.

LA ROCHELLE , FRANCE...Cafe/Bar.

LA  ROCHELLE,  FRANCE.  One of the information boards around town.

LA ROCHELLE, FRANCE. One of the information boards around town.

ROCHEFORT,   FRANCE.

ROCHEFORT, FRANCE.

ROCHEFORT  FRANCE.

ROCHEFORT FRANCE.

ROCHEFORT  FRANCE.

ROCHEFORT FRANCE.

FRANCE..--- Position of  LA ROCHELLE.

FRANCE..--- Position of LA ROCHELLE.

FRANCE.

FRANCE.

Lovely La Rochelle. France.

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