When we arrived in La Rochelle, a few short months ago, we had no idea what to expect from many things; the town, our new catamaran “Wild Heart” and sailing in France.
We quickly discovered that La Rochelle was a joy, rich in history and lifestyle; commisioning a new boat was an intense and exciting experience; sailing in a new country was an adventure. In fact, it continues to be an adventure of exploring, discovering and learning.
Photograph credit: Scott Johnston
Where we stayed: Hotel St Nicolas La Rochelle
Low key hotel, in a convenient location in the old town and about 30 minutes walk to Port des Minimes
Where we ate:
We enjoyed all the local boulangeries and pâtisseries around the hotel. And any gelato shop, of course
As restaurants go, Prao Restaurant was one of our favourites for the fresh food, atmosphere and wine selection.
Shopping for the boat: Get our download here of all the places we shopped to “outfit” the boat.