If you're visiting La Rochelle, you can't miss a visit to its beautiful medieval towers, the unmistakable symbolic landmarks of the enchanting French city.
What to expect
In the Old Port of La Rochelle, in the French region of Poitou-Charentes, you will see three magnificent medieval towers. These represented the gateway to the old city and controlled the transit of merchant ships. Saint Nicholas, the Lantern, and the Chaîne are the 14th-century watchtowers that were built as a defense for the city.
With this ticket, you will have access to the Lantern tower, the tallest of the three, and the only medieval lighthouse left on the Atlantic coast. You will also enjoy entry to Saint Nicolas and Chaîne tower, which were used to monitor the movements of ships. You will hear all about how these two watchtowers were linked by a chain.
- From October to March: the towers open every day from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2:15 pm to 5.30 pm. They are closed on the first Monday of every month. On 24th and 31st December last entry will be at 4 pm.
- From April to June and in September: they are open every day from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2:15 pm to 6:30 pm. They are closed on the first Monday of every month.
July and August: They are open every day from 10 am to 6:30 pm.
Please bear in mind that the last admission is 45 minutes before closing.
|Adults||EU citizens from 18 to 25 years old||Children under 18 years old|
EU citizens from 18 to 25 years oldFree
Children under 18 years oldFree
* The price increases on the 31 December
Entry to the towers of La Rochelle
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (4:30 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Saint Nicholas Tower