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 pm. They are closed on the first Monday of every month.
July and August: They are open every day from 10 am to 1 pm and 2:15 pm to 6:30 pm.
Please bear in mind that the last admission is 45 minutes before closing.
The tower of San Nicolás will be closed for renovation until further notice.
The Las Cadenas tower will be closed from 21st to 28th September 2020. The other tower will remain open.
|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
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Entry to the towers of La Rochelle
When to book?
You can book up until the same day (4:30 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Saint Nicholas Tower