Hotel la Tour de Nesle La Rochelle Vieux Port

The hotel La Tour de Nesle, in the heart of the old port of La Rochelle

The charming city of La Rochelle is full of activities suited for everyone! And the ideal location of La Tour de Nesle makes it the perfect starting point for your expeditions!

Discover the city on foot

Wander in the streets of La Rochelle and encounter the most beautiful historical monuments such as la Tour de l’Horloge (Clock Tower), Saint Nicolas church or Saint Louis Cathedral!

Sea excursions

Take advantage of the proximity with the harbour to go on a boat excursion to discover the famous Fort Boyard and reach the islands of Ré, Aix or Oléron!

Hop on a sailboat, a catamaran or a speedboat and enjoy every stop that will remain etched in your memory!

Activités nautiques

Kayak, paddle, catamaran, sailboat or fishing… Let yourself be carried away by the sea thanks to the many sea enthusiasts who animate these activities!

For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact our teams who will be happy to advise you.


To the south of La Rochelle in Aytré or to the north on the Île de Ré, beautiful tranquil beaches await you for riding the waves! Whether you are a beginner or experienced, enjoy a lesson with the school of your choice!

Bike rides

Many bicycle itineraries are available for you to visit the city and its surroundings. Soak up the charm of La Rochelle as you stroll through the cobbled streets or along the coastline, enjoying the sea wind and dazzling landscapes. For the more athletic, more ambitious routes are also available such as the Vélodyssée (275 km) between Bordeaux and La Rochelle.

You can rent bikes as well as the necessary equipment directly from rental companies in La Rochelle.

Visit an oyster farm

The Oyster City, located in the south of Île d’Oléron, welcomes you for a day filled with games, tastings, exhibitions, entertainment, and bike rides. Whether you are with your family, friends, or as a couple, it’s the perfect place to discover the world of oyster farming!

Visit La Rochelle Aquarium

Go meet the ocean’s wildlife animals during a visit to one of the largest aquariums in Europe!

To book your tickets visit the aquarium website.

Information & contact

For more information on activities, visits or parking facilities, please contact the hotel reception at