This seaside town holds a lively market everyday which overflows in the surrounding streets around the main market square on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
The old historic town center is really nice to walk around, with old cobbled streets, old town gates and walls, and the famous port with its towers.
There is the biggest european marina in the Minimes district, a huge aquarium, and yellow bikes to hire around the town should you want to explore a little further or take the cyclepaths along the coast.
Get over the bridge and discover the island on bike on the numerous cycle paths all over the island. You can see salt marshes, taste some locally grown oysters, buy some wine or beer made on the island and of course, enjoy the sun on one of the many beaches or have a refreshment in one of the charming little ports like St Martin, La Flotte or Ars!
The town of Rochefort is famous for its old royal rope factory of a beautiful architecture and the rebuilding of the 250 year-old frigate "Hermione" now accomplished and worth a visit.
The area around Rochefort is of great interest with old fortified villages, beaches, islands, marshes,...
Popular area with canals and wildlife, you can hire a rowing boat and explore the “green Venice” as the locals call it! Also a nice change from the coast with a much quieter and more rural environment ideal for a stroll, a picnic or a cycle.
The main village of Coulon has great places to eat and a bustling life on the bank of the canal.