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City:La Rochelle

Oyster City

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The town of Marennes, at around 60 KM south of La Rochelle, hosts the largest oyster culture French center.The visits are followed by oyster tasting.
The center is open from April until the beginning of November - Toussaint Holiday.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.cite-huitre.com
eyecandyAddress:Voie de la Cayenne, 17320 Marennes
eyecandyPhone:05 46 36 78 98

La Rochelle Aquarium

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The aquarium of La Rochelle, located in the heart of the city, is one of Europe's largest private aquariums. Spread on a surface of 8,445 m2 (or more than 90,000ft2) , it is the home of more than 12,000 animals of 600 different species that live in more than 3 million liters of sea water.
Each year the aquarium welcomes more than 800,000 visitors, making it the most visited aquarium in France.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.aquarium-larochelle.com
eyecandyAddress:Quai Louis Prunier, 17002 La Rochelle
eyecandyPhone:05 46 34 00 00

Visit the Ile de Ré sea urchin hatchery

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The sea urchin hatchery is situated in the town of La Flotte on Ile de Ré.
The hatchery can be visited - with urchin tasting - from April to September on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.loursinedere.fr
eyecandyAddress:La Flotte, Ile de Ré, Charente Maritime
eyecandyPhone:05.46.66.54.08

"Your Guest Is Our Guest"

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Each year all over France (La Rochelle included) during the last - full - week of September takes place the gastronomic event "Your guest is our guest" - "Votre invité est notre invité". Participating restaurants - including Michelin starred ones - offer for the buying of a special menu a special menu. 1 menu "Your guest is our guest" purchased = 1 menu "Your guest is our guest" offered. Reservations at participating restaurants only on the below website (under "Events" tab).
eyecandyWeb Site:www.tousaurestaurant.com
eyecandyAddress:La Rochelle
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La Rochelle Museums

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Interesting visits and collections at 5 of the La Rochelle museums: New Wolrd Museum , D'Orbigny-Bernon Museum , Beaux Arts Museum , Natural History Museum and Maritime Museum .
All the museums with the exception of the Maritime Museum can be visited free of charge the first Sunday of the month between the month of October and April (included).
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eyecandyAddress:La Rochelle
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