La Rochelle, a city facing the ocean

La Rochelle seduces all its inhabitants and passers-by with its history, its architecture, its lifestyle, its climate and its position facing the Atlantic Ocean

Middle Ages and Renaissance

A fortified town in the Middle Ages, La Rochelle was a great fishing and trading town. In its streets you will find half-timbered houses representative of this period but in particular, the Old Port, emblem of La Rochelle with its two large medieval towers: La Chaîne and Saint-Nicolas. From Un Hotel en Ville, you will probably pass by several times a day and immerse yourself in this area full of life which changes throughout the day. The Vieux Port is located just a 2-minute walk from the hotel. A third emblematic tower of La Rochelle, La Tour de la Lanterne, can also be discovered. You can also simply enjoy it from the hotel’s rooftop terrace.

The city has remained prosperous over the centuries. The Renaissance also offers a rich architectural heritage, including the Town Hall, which was magnificently restored after a disastrous fire in 2013.

Always turned towards the ocean

La Rochelle is above all a history of Ports since the Middle Ages, making this city the largest Port in France even today with the Port des Minimes, which has become France’s largest, ultra-modern marina.

The Ile de Ré, nicknamed “Ré la Blanche” because of the color of the traditional houses, is situated opposite La Rochelle. It is difficult to find a hotel there and at only 20 minutes from Un Hôtel en Ville, it makes more sense to extend your stay in La Rochelle and plan a day trip to the Ile de Ré.

Art de vivre and gastronomy

La Rochelle’s characteristic “douceur de vivre” is reflected in its sunny and mild climate, its terraces along the Old Port, its arcaded streets, its lively restaurants and its gastronomy embodied by Christopher Coutanceau, Chef running a three-star Restaurant with large bay windows facing the ocean. Just a 5-minute walk from Un Hôtel en Ville is a culinary discovery not to be missed, without compromise, while staying in the heart of the old town and its other attractions.


N°1 Hôtel on Tripadvisor

Excellent location to discover the city by foot
Quiet hotel, overlooking a wooded square and a stone's throw from the Port
Unforgettable stay in La Rochelle with a team of caring staff
Rooms, bathrooms all renovated as well as new bedding
Rooftop terrace with armchairs and sun beds
Outdoor public car park in front of the hotel & electric charging station

Immediate Benefits

-10% discount on your accommodation

More flexible cancellation conditions

A team at your entire disposal for a unique and memorable experience

5-minute walk from Un Hotel en Ville

The Old Port of La Rochelle
The Coursive Theatre
The Wildlife Park

The best restaurants in town
The Concurrence Beach
The La Rochelle Park

Le Vieux Port de La Rochelle
Le Théâtre de la Coursive
Le Parc Animalier

Les meilleurs restaurants de la Ville
La Plage de la Concurrence
Grand Parc de La Rochelle

Un Hôtel en Ville
20, Place du Marchal Foch
17000 La Rochelle

Restaurant Christopher Coutanceau
3 étoiles au guide Michelin
Grandes Tables du Monde

5 min à pied d’Un Hôtel en Ville

Vieux-Port de la Rochelle

3 min à pied d’Un Hôtel en Ville

Tour Saint Nicolas

Tour de la Lanterne

Tour de la Chaîne

Port de Plaisance – Les Minimes

14 min en voiture ou 30 min à pied

Plage de la Concurrence

5 min à pied d’un Hôtel en Ville

Parc animalier Charles-Edouard Beltremieux

5 min à pied d’un Hôtel en Ville

Accès au grand Parc de La Rochelle

3 min à pied d’un Hôtel en Ville

Parking municipal avec
bornes de recharges pour véhicules électrique

1 min à pied d’un Hôtel en Ville

Ile de Ré

20 min en voiture d’un Hôtel en Ville