Town of La Rochelle - Great Attractions (La Rochelle , France)

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Take a tour of Town of La Rochelle in La Rochelle , France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions serie...
Take a tour of Town of La Rochelle in La Rochelle , France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

La Rochelle is a French port town with a fascinating history and beautiful locale.

Long before La Rochelle was built, the area was Gaelic territory before falling to Roman control.

The actual town was established in the 900s and soon became an important trading port.

The town traded between French and English control several times in the Middle Ages.

During World War 2, the town was under German control and a main staging are for submarines.

Both the medieval buildings and the German U-boat hanger can be seen by visitors today.

History aside, modern La Rochelle is a charming seaside town with many interesting attractions.
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