Number of Listed Historic Monuments:399
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La Rochelle benefits from a microclimate that allows its inhabitants to enjoy almost as many sunny days per year as les Niçois the inhabitants of Nice on the famous Côte d'Azur!
The nearby Ile de Ré holds the record for the highest number of sunny days in the whole of France.
In the 12th century when La Rochelle became an important port of Aquitaine, the Duke William X bestows many liberties on the city. Between the 12th century and the 17th century La Rochelle a prosperous port that trades wine and sell with the Hanseatic League passes several times between the crowns of England and France, while maintaining its liberties and quasi-independence....