Walks & Visits12 LISTINGS
Musée des Arts du Cognac from Feb 21
1600m² of exhibition space displays a number of impressive collections and charts the history of cognac production from the wine-growing to the design and packaging. The museum is open everyday except Monday, in July & August from 10:00-18:30 and October to April from 14:00-17:30. In May, June...
La Rochelle Towers (17) from Feb 21
The St-Nicolas, Chain and Lantern towers are the remains of the town's fortifications. The Chain and St-Nicolas towers are former palaces at the entrance to the port and the Lantern was a lighthouse. Open everyday except Monday. From 16th May to 30th June from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 18:30...
Giants of the Sky (Les Geants du ciel) from Feb 21
A one hour show at the Chateau des Aigles with parrots, eagles, vultures and more. Cost is Adult €12, Child €8, discount available. For further information and opening times Tel 05 49 46 47 48
Maison de Broue (Visitors Centre) from Feb 21
Located in the Brouage Marshes, there is a chance for visitors to see fresh water terrapin, egrets, european otter and much more. For further details and opening times Tel 05 46 85 80 60
Valley of Apes (La Vallee des singes) from Feb 21
A fifteen hectare park with lion marmosets, gibbons and more. See website for times and ticket prices, or, for further information and opening times Tel 05 49 87 20 20
Aquarium La Rochelle from Feb 21
The aquarium has jelly fish, shark pools, a tropical forest and much more. Audio Guide available in English. For further details and opening times see website or tel: 05 46 34 00 00
L'Arboretum du Chemin de la Decouverte from Feb 21
This park has a vast collection of ancient rose trees and thousands of different shrubs. For further information Tel 05 49 29 15 10 or see website.
The Garden of Returns - Rochefort from Feb 21
Filled with a mix of local and tropical plants to illustrate the return of ships carrying unknown or rare plants. At the Corderie Royale. For further information Tel: 05 46 87 01 90
Chateau d'Oiron (79) from Feb 21
Magnificent 16th Century Château built by a squire of Henry II, which was completely refurbished in the 17th Century. Open every day from 10:30 to 17:30 except: 25th December, 1st January, 1st May, 1st November and 11th November. Tickets €8 (reduced prices €6.50).