What is la Rochelle Ocean Pass ?

It’s a tourist pass giving access to more than thirty activities and a dozen reductions in La Rochelle and its agglomeration, Rochefort, Marennes-Oléron, the Marais Poitevin and the South Vendée: boat trips, monuments, museums, cultural sites, guided tours, aquatic centers, etc. With the pass you also have unlimited access to Yélo transport (bus, ferry, sea bus and TER on the territory of the La Rochelle Urban Community)

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How La Rochelle Océan pass look like?

La Rochelle city pass are dematerialised: you receive a e-ticket by email and then you download the mobile application

How do I activate my La Rochelle Ocean Pass ?

At the entrance of a site, when they scan my QR code for the first time, or when I validate my passage in a bus with the application.
The pass is valid for either 48 consecutive hours, 72 hours or 7 consecutive days; depending on the formula chosen when purchasing the pass.

Example:
For a 48h Pass it is activated on 1/06/2022 at 10am and will be valid until 03/06/2022 at 9:59am
For a 72h Pass it is activated on 1/06/2022 at 10am and will be valid until 04/06/2022 at 9.59am
For a 7 day pass it is activated on 1/06/2022 at 10am and will be valid until 7/06/2022 at 9.59am

Is my La Rochelle Ocean Pass nominative ?

No, you can buy it and give it to someone. The name on the e-ticket has no impact, only the QR code and the pass number are important. However, it is necessary to buy one pass per person. In this case, only the payer will be known thanks to the information given at the time of purchase.

What is the expiry date of La Rochelle Ocean Pass?

31 December 2022 at 23h59 if it has not been used before.

Do I have to book certain visits ?

Yes, for certain activities such as cruises or guided tours, it is imperative to book your places:
- A cruise departing from La Rochelle (you can choose between two): Morning discovery cruise with Kapalouest or Guided tour to Fort Boyard with Inter-Iles
- Boat trip on the Marais-Poitevin – Coulon
- A classic guided tour of your choice with La Rochelle Tourist Office
- Guided tour of Brouage
- Visit of the Fort Liédot on the Ile d'Aix

Are all visits and attractions free with the pass?

No. There are more than 20 free activities included and about ten with a discount. You can find all the information on the website www.larochelleoceanpass.com

How to benefit from the mentioned reductions?

For all the mentioned discounts, here are two cases:

1- On-site booking: the discount is applied immediately on presentation of the valid Ocean Pass.

2- Online booking for the Aquarium de la Rochelle: refund corresponding to the amount of the discount once on site on presentation of the valid Ocean Pass on the day of the visit.

Are public transport services included ?

Yes, with this city pass you have unlimited and free access, on presentation of your pass, to the Yélo bus lines, the sea bus, the passeur, the TER on the territory of the La Rochelle Agglomeration Community (for the TER a counter mark is to be collected at the La Rochelle Tourist Office, 2 Quai Georges Simenon, 17000 La Rochelle).

Yélo bikes are not included in the city pass.

How to use my city pass on public transport ?

On public transport, connect to your La Rochelle Océan Pass application, click on "my passes" and then on the "I'm taking the bus" box and show the QR code to the driver or ticket inspector.

For the TER: you need to collect a counter-mark from the La Rochelle Tourist Office, 2 Quai Georges Simenon, La Rochelle or from the Maison de la mobilité, 22 Pl. de Verdun, La Rochelle.

How much does a La Rochelle city pass cost ?

There are three adult packages: 48 hours 39€ - 72 hours 55€ - 7 DAYS 75€.
Three junior packages for 12 to 17 year old: 48 hours 20€ - 72 hours 30€ - 7 DAYS 40€.

Consult Our rates and conditions.

Are there any discounts for students, jobseekers, or the elderly ?

No, there are no discounts because the city pass allows you to make big savings.

Do I need to buy passes for my children ?

There is a La Rochelle Ocean Pass for 12 – 17 year old. To book it click here.

There are no passes for under 12s. Most attractions offer reduced or free admission for children under 12, so there is no advantage of taking a pass. However, you will need to pay for the few attractions that charge a fee and for public transport

Can i visit the same site several times ?

Non, il n'est possible de visiter qu'une seule fois chaque site inclus dans le city pass de La Rochelle, sauf pour les transports, les 3 Tours de La Rochelle et le Musée des automates et modèles réduits (2 musées). Il est donc possible de visiter une tour le matin et les autres plus tard. Attention, les visites sont possibles dans la limite de la période de validité du pass choisi.

Where can I buy la Rochelle Ocean Pass ?

  • Online on the website https://larochelleoceanpass.com/
  • At the Tourism Office of la Rochelle : 2 Quai Georges Simenon, 17000 La Rochelle
  • At Espace Encan : Quai Louis Prunier, 17000 la Rochelle
  • At the Mobility House : l 22 Pl. de Verdun, 17000 La Rochelle

Are the sites open to the public all year round ?

Some places or sites are not accessible all year round or may be closed for renovation or other reasons. In order to prepare your stay the best way as possible, it is best to check the opening times and periods on the dedicated websites or to contact La Rochelle Tourism Office (05 46 41 14 68).

We are a group, can we buy La Rochelle Ocean Pass?

No, this is a product reserved for individuals. However, our dedicated group service will be happy to create an "à la carte" programme adapted to your needs.

Do not hesitate to contact us.

Can I get a refund if I don’t use my pass ?

No, the city pass can’t be repaced or refunded. In the event of a malfunction at one of the services providers (exceptional closure, etc.), La Rochelle Community Tourist Office cannot be held responsible.

If my La Rochelle Ocean Pass is lost or stolen, can I ask for another one for free ?

No, the city pass cannot be replaced or refunded.
The pass is totally dematerialized therefore you can easily find it in your emails or on La Rochelle Ocean Pass application. The Tourism Office of la Rochelle may be able to reprint an e-ticket for you if necessary, but is no responsible if the pass has been used.

I have visited one tower of la Rochelle’s towers, can I visit the second one later ?

Yes, it’s possible. For attractions such as the 3 towers of la Rochelle or the “Musée des automates et des modèles réduits”; la Rochelle Ocean pass works for each of the museum buildings separately. It’s therefore possible to visit one tower in the morning and the others later.
Please note: visits are only possible within the validity period of your chosen pass.

I have not received my e-ticket by email, is it normal ?

The e-mail confirmation should arrive in your inbox. If you still haven’t received it, we recommend that you check your spam filter or your junk mail folder.

You can also contact the Tourism Office : (+33) 05 46 41 14 68

I wasn’t able to buy a city pass in August, is it normal ?

From 15th of July to 26th August, la Rochelle city pass are becoming a rare and exceptional passport, only 50 are sold per day.