Towers of La Rochelle

These three vertiginous towers were medieval fortifications that protected the capital of Aunis from sea invasions. Built majestically against the Atlantic Ocean, they served not only as a defensive role but also as arsenal, keep and daymark. The Lantern Tower, is home to the oldest and highest lighthouse in the Atlantic. The Tower of the Chaîne had a gunpowder magazine. Its architecture has given rise to a labyrinthine and playful itinerary that is sure to delight young and old alike.


Ticket for the Towers of La Rochelle

Visit of the Towers of La Rochelle

Useful information

Opening hours

Opening hours
From 2nd January au 31st March

Open every day from 10h to 13h and 14h15 to 17h30

From 1st April to 30th September

Open every day from 10h to 13h and 14h15 to 18h30

From 1st October to 31st December

Open every day from 10h to 13h and 14h15 to 17h30

Attention: Last access 30 min before closing.
Closed: January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Practical Information

Cancellation conditions: tickets non-cancellable, non-refundable.

Free admissions

  • Persons under 18 years of age (family and non-school groups)
  • Persons aged 18-25 (nationals of European Union countries and regular non-European residents in France)
  • People with disabilities and their caregivers
  • Jobseekers, upon presentation of an attestation of less than 6 months
  • Culture Card - ICOM Card
  • For everyone: the 1st Sunday of each month, from November 1st to March 31st.

Customer Reviews

Rating : 5/5 - 1 review

Un voyage dans le temps
Published over a year ago
La visite des 3 tours est impressionnante, chacune avec sa particularité et une exposition. De leur sommet, la vue sur la mer et le port vaut le détour lors d'un passage à La Rochelle. Le prix groupé à 9€ pour les 3 tours est intéressant car il est de 6€ par tour unique.


Vieux Port - Rue de l'Archimede
17000 La Rochelle
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