Le Gabut (also known as the wooden city) is an old fishermen’s quarter with atypical houses that pay tribute to the old partnership between La Rochelle and Scandinavia.
Once a fishing district, it underwent an industrial evolution before becoming an urban wasteland.
In recent years, however, Le Gabut has been redeveloped as a cultural and artistic venue. It is now renowned for its many restaurants, bars, art galleries and street art.
The residence is just a 15-minute walk from the Old Port, where you can admire the Towers (Tour Saint-Nicolas, Tour de la Chaîne and Tour de la Lanterne), emblematic monuments dating back to the 14th century.
The Saint-Sauveur church, built in Romanesque-Gothic style and one of the oldest in the city, is also within walking distance.
Passing under the Grosse Horloge, you’ll reach Rue du Temple, a lively downtown street lined with stores, arcades and mansions dating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Just a 20-minute walk from the residence, La Rochelle’s Hôtel de Ville is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in France.
With its Renaissance-style architecture, it occupies an important place in the city’s history.
The building was constructed in the 15th century, but was extensively renovated after the devastating fire that struck the city in 2013.
Parc Charruyer is a haven of peace just 30 minutes’ walk from the residence. Stretching over 2 km, it offers an ideal setting for relaxing and strolling in the heart of nature.
Here you can admire streams, waterfalls, exotic plants and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.
The park is also home to an animal park where children can observe various species such as peacocks, goats and deer.
Located just 30 minutes from the residence, Place du Château Vauclerc, also known as Place de Verdun, is La Rochelle’s central square.
Here you can admire the majestic Saint-Louis Cathedral, built in the 18th century in a neoclassical style.
The square is also home to the famous Café De La Paix, an emblematic La Rochelle landmark since 1880.
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