As you might be seeing some of our tweets from our current blogging trip to La Rochelle (hashtag: #LaRochelle), I thought it might be useful to give you some information about where we are. (www.visit-poitou-charentes.com)
La Rochelle is one of the four main cities of the region known as Poitou-Charentes on the Fench West Coast between Bordeaux and Nantes.
It’s an historic fortified town that built its splendour on and around the ocean. It was founded in the 10th century as a town of fishermen and salt merchants and has built its expansion of the salt and wine trade. The Old Town, once a prominent Huguenot and Protestant enclave, is characterised by medieval houses with facades sculpted during the 16th and 17th centuries, streets with arcardes (filled with boutiques!) and the private mansions of big shipowners.
Welcoming over three million tourists annually, 25% of which are foreigners, La Rochelle is the third most visited town in France.
Contributor: Sue Lowry
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