La Rochelle is a city located in southwestern France as well as a seaport on Bay of Biscay, part of the Atlantic Ocean. La Rochelle is the capital city of Charente-Maritime department. It is connected to Ile de Re by a 2.9-km (1.8-mile) bridge completed on May 19, 1988. Its harbour opens into Pertuis d'Antioche, which is a protected strait. In 2012 the population of La Rochelle was 80,000 on a total area of 28.43 km2 (10.98 ml2).
La Rochelle's most important feature is the picturesque "Old Harbour" ("Vieux Port"), which is located at the heart of the city, lined with seafood restaurants. La Rochelle's walls are open to the evening promenade. The old town is well preserved. From the harbour, boat trips can be taken to Ile d'Aix and Fort Boyard (home to internationally popular TV show of the same name). Nearby Ile de Re is a short drive to the north.
The surrounding Charente-Maritime's countryside is rural and full of history. The marshy area Venise Verte is to the north, criss-crossed with small canals and a well-known resort for inland boating. The country of Pineau and Cognac is inland. The attractive Ile de Re is accessible through a bridge from La Rochelle. OFP La Rochelle is the freight railway that serves the port.
The city of La Rochelle has more than 10,000 students per year. The University of La Rochelle was founded in 1993. Together with La Rochelle Business School (Ecole superieure de commerce de la rochelle), they are the famous universities of the city, with 7,000 and 3,500 students respectively.
Major landmarks in La Rochelle include Saint-Louis Cathedral, Orbigny-Bernon Museum and Museum d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle.
Highlights: Walled fishing port, Isle de Re
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Port La Rochelle cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from La Rochelle, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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