Europe’s largest marina, the Port de plaisance de la Rochelle on France’s Atlantic coast, includes no less than 5057 berths thoroughout the old port of La Rochelle, Port des Minimes and a new area of moorings and hard standing. The port has been certified with the top recognition of 5 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association. Services include free disposal of waste water via 5 pumps, an ecological and high pressure washing system and sailors can enjoy free bicycle use.

The marina office is open 24/ 7 and the new fuel pontoon is fitted with 9 pumps. Maintenance services include a 150-tonne capacity hoist and 160 nautical companies are based around the port offering services to boaters.

La Rochelle’s famous towers guard the entry to the old port and the town’s nearly 1000 years of history in the shape of elegant chateaux, medieval lighthouses and military masterpieces provides a rich visitor experience.

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