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.


In the south of La Rochelle, a peaceful 2 km-long beach awaits you to take on the waves. Whether you are a beginner or have an advanced level, this place is ideal to kitesurf in complete tranquillity.

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 City of the Oyster welcomes you for a day full of activities, games, tastings, exhibitions and bike rides to share with family and friends! It is the opportunity to get familiar with the daily activities of an oyster farmer while having fun.

Visit La Rochelle Aquarium

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

Visit their website and book your tickets here:

Information & contact

For more information on activities and visits, please contact the hotel reception at