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Visit to La Rochelle in France

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The imposing Tower of San Nicolás and La Cadena in La Rochelle.

The Towers and the Old City

After a brief breakfast in a cafeteria old Port We began to wander through streets that were struggling to return to life after another peaceful night in the villa.

Views of the Old City of La Rochelle from the Lantern Tower.

The tangle of alleys that form the old part of the city is dotted with small shops that live with historical monuments, restaurants and good-dining terraces and even old mansions owned by the wealthiest.

The shops, like us, still stretched so we decided to visit the fruit market from La Rochelle, vegetables, wines Y oysters -the king product of the region- that shares the Marché Square with the central market of the city. Personally I love these places full of life and color where you can get to know the people a little more for their culinary habits and their chatter in the stalls. In this case, the talk was not applicable because of my total ignorance of the French language.

At 10 we went to the La Rochelle tourist office, located at number 2 of Quai Georges Simenon.

Fred introduced himself as our guide in the city.

We walked again through the old Port to admire the crown jewel of La Rochelle, the towers that watch the entrance to the port: St. Nicholas Tower Y Chain Tower.

One of the commercial streets of the Old Port in La Rochelle

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