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Social activities

Wednesday 11 September afternoon

 Included in the registration /  Booking mandatory before 30 August on the registration form

All the activities are subject to a minimum group size so each can be canceled if there is not enough participants.


Option #1

Boat trip to "Fort Boyard"

Boarding at 1.30 pm
Departure at 2.00 pm
Return at 4.00 pm (2 hours at sea)

Duration: 3 hours

On the cruise ship “La Maline”, we will sail from the old harbor of La Rochelle towards Fort Boyard, a 27 meter-high citadel, built in the open sea in the 19th century. It looks like a stone ship with three battery (gun) decks and has become famous as the site of a TV game show of the same name. We will spend two and a half hours at sea, passing through the “Pertuis d'Antioche”, between the islands of Ré, Oléron, and Aix. 
After approaching the island of Aix, where Napoleon I spent his last days in France begore surrendering to Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland of HMS Bellerophon in 1815, we will go around Fort Boyard, located halfway between the islands of Aix and Oléron, before returning to the old harbor of La Rochelle.

 Limited places: 150 people - Meeting point: The “Croisières Inter-Iles” pier is on the quay called “Cour des Dames” near the “Tour de la Chaîne”, which is the smallest of the towers.

Option #2


Duration: 2 hours

A visit into the heart of the Ocean!Created by a family passionate about the underwater world, the La Rochelle Aquarium is one of the largest private aquariums in Europe. Over the course of two hours, visit the heart of the ocean, marvel at more than 12,000 marine animals, and discover the surprising biodiversity that the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Tropics have to offer.
The numerous anecdotes of the audio guide will ensure that sea life will no longer hold any secrets for you!

 Limited places: up to 80 people - Meeting point: Quai Louis Prunier, right in front of the main entrance to the convention center.

Option #3

Maritime museum 

Duration: 2.5 hours

Guided tour of the former meteorological frigate "France I", which was stationed at a fixed spot in the Atlantic Ocean. The guided tour starts from the engine room and proceeds to the upper navigation deck (1 hour). Afterwards you will be free to explore the rest of the museum: an old trawler, a former open sea tugboat, and many old sailing ships. And finally the permanent exhibition of the museum “La Rochelle born from the sea”, which traces the maritime heritage of La Rochelle and highlights the connection between humanity and the sea. 

 Limited places: 60 people - Meeting point: To be announced

Option #4

Guided walking tour of the La Rochelle City

Duration: 2 hours

“La Rochelle reveals itself”A charming getaway in the heart of the Old Town and the Old Harbor. Wander through some of the most remarkable chapters in the story of La Rochelle, a free and commercial city: the memory of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the escapades of Henri IV, the siege by Cardinal Richelieu ... You will be enchanted by the majestic buildings and the lively character of the docks and the terraces. 


 Limited places: up to 90 people (3 groups of 30) - Meeting point:  To be announced






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