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What is the history of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France?

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"La Rochelle, là ro'shëll', a fortified seaport town of France, capital of the department of Charente-Inférieure, on the Atlantic, nearly midway between Nantes and Bordeaux. It is 295 miles by rail S.W. of Paris. Lat. of tower, 40° 9 24" N.; lon. 1°9' 16" W. Pop. 23,924. It is entered by seven gates; the streets are mostly bordered by arcades. The principal edifices are the cathedral, town hall, ex change, courts of justice, hospital, arsenal, docks, and a good bathing-establishment. An inner harbor opens from an outer port, capable of receiving vessels of from 400 to 500 tons; the roadstead is protected by the islands of Ré and Oléron. La Rochelle is a bishop's see, and the capital of a military division. It has a diocesan seminary, school of navigation, a public library of 25,000 volumes, a botanic garden, a cabinet of natural history, manufactures of glass, earthenware, and cotton twist, sugar-refineries, building docks, and an extensive trade in wines, brandies, and colonial produce. In the religious wars it was long a strong hold of the Protestants; but it was finally taken by Louis XIII. in 1628."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • History
    Under Henry IV the city enjoyed a certain freedom and prosperity until the 1620s, but the city entered in conflict with the central authority of the... Read MORE...

  • 1627/28 - On September 10, 1627 cannon shots were exchanged with Royal troops.
    The following month the Royal forces besieged the town. After 13 months of siege the mayor Jean Guiton - elected on April 30, 1628 - had to... Read MORE...

  • Thanks to maritime trade the town (La Rochelle) regained prosperity. Between 1630 and 1635 La Rochelle developed regular links with New France (Canada) and the West Indies.
    www.holidays-la-rochelle.co.uk/ what-to-see-and-do/ discover-la-rochelle/ 1000-years-of-history
  • 1694 - La Rochelle - In 1694 trade (in sugar from the West Indies, furs from Canada, triangular trade) flourished.
    www.holidays-la-rochelle.co.uk/ what-to-see-and-do/ discover-la-rochelle/ 1000-years-of-history
  • 17th-18th Century - Basilique Cocathédrale Saint-Pierre (cath. of Saintes until 1790) established in La Rochelle
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  • 18th-19th Century - Cathédrale Saint-Louis established in La Rochelle
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  • 1859 - A recent letter from La Rochelle, France says
    that the yield of the grape has been more abundant than drinkable water. Coopers were employed night and day, but being unable to supply the demand... Read MORE...

  • During the French Revolution and the Empire wars La Rochelle lost its prominence. The town recovered with the creation of La Pallice harbour inaugurated in 1890 which boosted the maritime trade.
    www.holidays-la-rochelle.co.uk/ what-to-see-and-do/ discover-la-rochelle/ 1000-years-of-history
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