Car Hire La Rochelle Train Station
Address & Contact DetailsGare Sncf, La Rochelle, 17000. Tel: 0546411355
|Tuesday||08:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 19:00|
|Wednesday||08:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 19:00|
|Thursday||08:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 19:00|
|Friday||08:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 19:00|
|Saturday||08:00 - 12:00 13:15 - 18:30|
|Monday||08:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 19:00|
Find your perfect car hire at La Rochelle Train StationBasking on France’s golden southwest coast, La Rochelle is an attractive port city popular with visitors and yachtsmen.
Known as the White City (“La Ville Blanche”) for its landmark limestone buildings, a wealth of seafaring sights provide a rich reminder of its nautical heritage.
An Avis car hired at La Rochelle Train Station gives you the freedom to explore this sunshine city at your own pace.
Plan your journey from La Rochelle Train StationThe most iconic area of La Rochelle is its harbour and old town. Many of the city’s prime sights are within easy reach from here, such as the three medieval towers that dominate the historic port’s skyline – impossible to miss. It was explorers from La Rochelle who sailed to Canada in the 17th century and founded the province of Quebec. A permanent exhibition about these settlers can be found in the Tour de la Chaine tower.
To learn more about the city’s intriguing past, visit the Maritime Museum. Its exhibits are displayed across three tall ships, making this a popular attraction for families. Another family-friendly sight is the aquarium. This state-of-the-art complex features a variety of sea life from the North Atlantic, including turtles, seahorses, stingrays and sharks. This is one of the largest aquariums in Europe.
Located on France’s desirable west coast, La Rochelle naturally offers a rich supply of quality seafood restaurants serving catch-of-the-day specials. Shopping is also a popular pastime here, thanks to the impressive mix of local markets, upscale shopping centres and independent gems selling La Rochelle delicacies. Bag artisan caramel, locally produced cognac and canelé French pastries.
With much to discover in La Rochelle and beyond, your Avis hire car is waiting. Start your journey.
Beyond La RochelleVibrant towns and beautiful scenery are waiting to be discovered on road trips across La Rochelle’s surrounding regions. Historic landmarks, incredible coastal views and many memorable moments are just a leisurely drive away.
Perched on clifftops overlooking the Pertuis Breton, just a 15-minute drive from La Rochelle, you’ll find the small town of Esnandes – an important archaeological area also famous for its mussel farms. This local industry dates back to the 13th century and forms an integral part of the region’s heritage. A family-friendly interactive museum, the House of Mussel Farms is located in the town.
Esnandes is a popular spot for hiking and there are a number of trails in the area appealing to different levels of fitness. En route, keep an eye out for historic sights such as the Church Saint-Martin.
A 50-minute drive from La Rochelle, the town of Brouage – once an important naval base – provides a fascinating day trip from La Rochelle.
Completely contained within medieval city walls, a wander around these incredibly well preserved fortifications is a must. If you want to discover more about the town’s past, explore the European Centre for Military Architecture.
Make the most of your time in La Rochelle and its neighbouring regions with an Avis rental car.