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Child Friendly Aquarium in La Rochelle
near our self catering family gites in France
Just a one hours easy drive away from our family gites is world famous La Rochelle with its
fantastic, state of the art very child friendly   Aquarium. You are transported by 'submarine' down into
the depths of the ocean where you take a journey around the worlds seas.
A perfect child friendly attraction and a must for all
the family.
La Rochelle in the afternoon and treat yourself to a
superb seafood meal, seeing all those fish will
certainly have got your appetite going !. There are
literally hundreds of restaurants to choose from.
We always park at the aquarium and then after the
visit we take the boat taxi across the port (which
the children love) and this drops you right outside
our favourite restaurant, Andrés. This area is
where a lot of the great (all year round) restaurants
are. As you move away from this area the
restaurants can be seasonal ones with temporary
staff where you can pick up a cheap moules frites
meal, but for the amazing fresh seafood that La
Rochelle is renowned for you may have to pay a
little bit more.
Contact Chris and Wendy Blakeman by phone on 00 33 546 33 09 02
or Email us at
Perfect for all ages but especially so for little
ones, as most of the tanks come down to the
floor, our littlest is fascinated. The star
attraction are the sharks, their two storey tank
can be viewed all through the aquarium and
you can sit and watch their majestic
movements in the 'cinema' style seating area
whilst listening to rousing classical music.

La Rochelle is one of the main attractions
when spending your holiday at our family gites
in France. It is a full day out, so worth the hours
drive and you will come away with memorys to
last a lifetime. Many of guests return to our
family gites again and again and each time
they will spend a day in La Rochelle; saying
that, we also have guests who have been to us
5 years in a row and never been to La Rochelle
because theres so much to do at our gites !!
Depends what you want from your holiday in
the kids will be up
early anyway, so get
up and out as early as
possible to avoid the
crowds - we
recommend leaving
the gite by 8am to
visit the aquarium or
zoo in peak season.