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Cruises to La Rochelle-La Pallice

La Rochelle-La Pallice (Photo:Oleg Bakhirev/Shutterstock)

About La Rochelle-La Pallice

It's a shame that more ships don't call on La Rochelle, because it can easily keep history buffs, museum mavens, shopaholics and foodies busy for a full day. What's more, it's the gateway to shore excursions that take you oyster-tasting, cognac-sipping or paddling down the otherworldly canals of the Marais Poitevin park, known as France's "Green Venice."

A major Atlantic port since the 13th century, La Rochelle first traded in wine and salt, then was part of the triangular trade with the New World. Evidence of merchant wealth is everywhere in the ancient center -- from medieval slate-roofed half-timber houses, to the fine stone carvings on 16th-century facades, to the arcaded streets where wares were once displayed. However, most of the town's fortifications were destroyed when the staunchly Protestant town was besieged for 13-months by royal Catholic troops in 1627-28.

The Old Port is guarded by three remaining 14th to 15th-century stone towers (clear that photo card!), which stalwarts can climb for great views. You'll also find historic graffiti carved into the walls, including detailed sailing ships, etched by prisoners of war who were once jailed in the towers.

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Volendam
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Volendam

27 Night
Cruise to La Rochelle-La PalliceDetails

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Leaving:Rotterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
A$7,051*pp
A$261/night • inside Cabin

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Volendam
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Volendam

27 Night
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Leaving:Rotterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
A$6,841*pp
A$253/night • inside Cabin

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Sirena
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Sirena

10 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
A$6,430
A$5,870*pp
A$587/night • balcony

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Star Pride

10 Night
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Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Seabourn Ovation

21 Night
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Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
A$18,017*pp
A$858/night • suite

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Seven Seas Voyager

12 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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Sirena

10 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
A$4,560
A$4,420*pp
A$442/night • inside Cabin

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Azamara Pursuit

9 Night
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Leaving:Bordeaux
Cruise Line:Azamara Voyages
A$3,341
A$3,196*pp
A$355/night • inside Cabin

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Celebrity Silhouette

9 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
A$2,763*pp
A$307/night • inside Cabin

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Celebrity Silhouette

9 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
A$3,049
A$3,009*pp
A$334/night • inside Cabin

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Sky Princess

7 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
A$1,899*pp
A$271/night • inside Cabin

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Seabourn Ovation

14 Night
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Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
A$12,661*pp
A$904/night • suite

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Star Pride

18 Night
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Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Star Pride

20 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
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Volendam

13 Night
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Leaving:Rotterdam
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
A$3,168*pp
A$244/night • inside Cabin

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Anthem of the Seas

11 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
A$2,751*pp
A$250/night • inside Cabin

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Seabourn Quest

14 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
A$15,081*pp
A$1,077/night • outside Cabin

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Ventura

6 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:P&O Cruises
A$1,267*pp
A$211/night • inside Cabin

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Sky Princess

14 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
A$3,589*pp
A$256/night • inside Cabin

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Sky Princess

21 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
A$5,279*pp
A$251/night • inside Cabin

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Sky Princess

21 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
A$5,319*pp
A$253/night • inside Cabin

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Sky Princess

7 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
A$1,839*pp
A$263/night • inside Cabin

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Regal Princess

7 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
A$1,035
A$1,005*pp
A$144/night • inside Cabin

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Anthem of the Seas

7 Night
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Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
A$1,520*pp
A$217/night • inside Cabin

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Celebrity Apex

12 Night
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Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
A$3,671
A$3,670*pp
A$306/night • inside Cabin

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Why go to La Rochelle-La Pallice?

Pros:

La Rochelle is brimming with history and offers access to a number of intriguing activities

Cons:

There's a lot to do in and around La Rochelle, so paring down your options could be a challenge

Bottom Line:

Whether you stay within La Rochelle itself, or venture out a bit, you're sure to find something interesting to do

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The currency in France is the euro; for current currency conversion figures visit www.oanda.com or www.xe.com. There are no ATMs at the port, which is in an industrial area north of town, but they are plentiful at banks in La Rochelle. Credit cards are usually accepted at most businesses.

Language?

The language is French, but locals who interact with tourists speak at least some English, as do tourist office staff.


La Rochelle-La Pallice Cruise Reviews
Our ship docked in an industrial port. Took the free shuttle provided by Oceania into the port, which took about 25 minutes. Fell in love with La Rochelle - what a charming old city! We were there on Sunday,... Read More
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sensrock
Didn't do an excursion but it was a brilliant port and you can also go and take a boat to fort boyard, which we didn't do.... Read More
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OceanDuck
Great Bunker Museum - enjoyed the authenticity.... Read More
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redhook82
So much history and so much beauty to see here in La Rochelle. It is such a gorgeous place with a delightful cobbled quayside housing some excellent cafes, a street market and great for yacht spotting or taking a... Read More
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Literary Lynne

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