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La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France

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Where is La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France? 

La Rochelle is a city and in western France, and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Charente-Maritime département.

The city is connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9 km bridge, completed in 1988. Its harbour opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche.wikipedia


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La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - La Rochelle - Le Port et les Yachts
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La Rochelle - Le Port et les Yachts

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Under Henry IV the city enjoyed a certain freedom and prosperity until the 1620s, but the city...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...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...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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