Car Hire La Rochelle Airport
La Rochelle Airport is an airport locate at 2.5 km northwest of La Rochelle and serves both La Rochelle and Ile de Re, which is accessible via a bridge from La Rochelle. La Rochelle Airport welcomes almost 200.000 passengers every year. La Rochelle Airport is the biggest airport in the region, before Poitiers Airport. Currently, La Rochelle Airport traffic evolution is one of the highest in France and the traffic is envisaged to double by 2015.
Top Attractions Within La Rochelle Airport
Tour de la Lanterne is a great lighthouse in the city, near La Rochelle Airport, that offers a glimpse into the history, culture and civilisation of La Rochelle, as well as a breathtaking view of the harbour. The lighthouse is not for the faint of heart or for those afraid of heights.
Aquarium La Rochelle is a great aquarium near La Rochelle Airport, where children and adults alike can see a variety of fish species. The decoration is unique and the tour is accompanied by a headset that gives information on every fish and sea creature. Visitors can see sharks, jelly fish, dolphins, turtles and sea lions. It is the best place to spend the afternoon.
La Rochelle Musee des Automates is a quirky museum located near La Rochelle Airport, that is very unique. There are actually two museums next to each other. The first has a 300 character in motion in a special setting, that consist in automated models. The second one has many scale models of historic scenes, model trains and computer automated naval vessels.
Towers of La Rochelle are one of the landmarks of La Rochelle and La Rochelle Airport. Looking out to the Atlantic, the Tour Saint Nicolas, built in the 14th century, the Tour de la Chaine and the Tour de la Lanterne, built in the 12th and the 15th century, are the remains of a great fortification building campaign undertaken by the city in 1199. The towers form a majestic gateway to the Old Port and for ten centuries, they formed the key defensive bastions of the city.