Towers of La Rochelle

Dressées face à l’Atlantique, les tours sont les vestiges d’un grand programme de fortifications édifié à partir du XIIe s. par la Ville de La Rochelle. Toute l'année, les tours accueillent des expositions et des manifestations.

€9.50 €0.00 Free with the Pass!


Vieux Port
BP 10343
17000 La Rochelle

05 46 34 11 81

A true urban keep and palatial residence facing the ocean, this military building symbolizes the power and wealth of La Rochelle. 42 meters high, its architecture is based on a labyrinth of stairs and corridors built into the thickness of the walls.

Gateway to the Old Port, the Chain Tower monitored the movement of boats, the traffic of the port and collected duties and taxes. The Tower regularly hosts temporary exhibitions. Until May 3, 2021: "C'est arrivé demain" (It happened tomorrow) Explore the universe of science fiction comics through innovative installations!

TOUR DE LA LANTERNE (Dite des 4 sergents):
The last medieval lighthouse on the Atlantic coast, 55 metres high, topped by an octagonal gothic spire, the tower served throughout its history as a lighthouse and prison. It contains more than 600 graffiti sculpted by prisoners over 3 centuries.

Opening period

From 01/01 to 31/12
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2.15 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.