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La Rochelle, Region Poitou-Charentes, France

How much does it cost to travel to La Rochelle?

You should plan to spend around $124 (€114) per day on your vacation in La Rochelle. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $38 (€34) on meals
  • $19 (€17) on local transportation
  • $146 (€134) on hotels

A one week trip to La Rochelle for two people costs, on average, $1,731 (€1,590). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to La Rochelle cost?

A one week trip to La Rochelle usually costs around $866 (€795) for one person and $1,731 (€1,590) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to La Rochelle on average costs around $1,731 (€1,590) for one person and $3,462 (€3,179) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in La Rochelle will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to La Rochelle on average costs around $3,710 (€3,406) for one person and $7,419 (€6,813) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to La Rochelle has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is La Rochelle expensive to visit?

Prices in La Rochelle are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, La Rochelle is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Bari or Linz.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is La Rochelle Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to La Rochelle?

The average La Rochelle trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these La Rochelle travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 134 ($146)
Local Transportation 1 17 ($19)
Food 2 34 ($38)
Entertainment 1 13 ($14)
Alcohol 2 8 - 24 ($9 - 26)
Accommodation Budget in La Rochelle
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in La Rochelle is $73 (€67). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in La Rochelle is $146 (€134). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in La Rochelle

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in La Rochelle based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $103. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in La Rochelle
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in La Rochelle is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (€17) per person, per day, on local transportation in La Rochelle.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in La Rochelle
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in La Rochelle can vary, the average cost of food in La Rochelle is $38 (€34) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in La Rochelle should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in La Rochelle is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in La Rochelle
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in La Rochelle typically cost an average of $14 (€13) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in La Rochelle
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  • The average person spends about $17 (€16) on alcoholic beverages in La Rochelle per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

La Rochelle on a Budget
La Rochelle La Rochelle, France
La Rochelle is a lovely French city in the province of Charente-Maritime. It's located in western France and is a seaport on the Bay of Biscay. Most people who visit the city enjoy exploring the "Vieux Port" or Old Harbour area. This area is the heart of the city and it is a beautiful neighborhood that has many seafood restaurants and nice architecture. It's particularly enjoyable to walk around during the evening hours. Ile de Re is connected to the city by a bridge and is also a nice place to visit. If you head out of town, the surrounding countryside is very rural. North of the city is Venise Verte, which is very marshy and has many small canals. It's a popular area for inland boating.

La Rochelle has an Oceanic climate that is relatively mild due to the effects of the Gulf Stream waters. Temperatures are usually moderate and it is rarely extremely cold or extremely hot. Summers are usually dry and sunny while winters are mild and wet.
The most interesting and scenic part of La Rochelle is the Old Port area, called Vieux Port. The area has a very Mediterranean atmosphere and the historic buildings have been constructed with pale stones and the streets are narrow and cobblestone. In the Old Port area make sure you visit the three towers, Tour Saint Nicolas, Tour de la Chaine and Tour de la Lanterne. These three towers guard the harbor area as they have since medieval times. It is possible to climb to the top and they offer a good view of the area.

The city also has a lovely aquarium that you can easily reach from the harbor. It's a great activity if it's raining outside and you can easily spend several hours exploring the facility. Port des Minimes is also an interesting place to see some exotic and impressive boats.
Most tourists spend their time in the Old Harbour, or Vieux Port area. This is a pedestrian only neighborhood that has many of the city's best restaurants and nightlife options. Much of the city's history has been preserved in this area as well, including the old city walls and fort.

It's also worth visiting Ile de Re, which is just off the shore and connected to La Rochelle by a bridge. This interesting little island has some nice beaches and good cuisine.

It's enjoyable to wander around the Old Harbor, or Old Port area in the early evening when everybody is out and about. Also make sure you take at least one boat ride to the nearby islands as the ride itself is quite enjoyable and the islands are nice to explore. If you have time, a trip through the nearby countryside is beautiful and interesting. There are several places outside of town worth visiting. These include the town of Lucon and the area of Marais Poitevin, or Venise Verte.
Food and Dining
You can't go to La Rochelle without trying some seafood, as the city is famous for it. There are many excellent restaurants around town, particularly in the Vieux Port area. Dishes such as charantais, or mussels in a cream and wine sauce, are particularly good and popular. If you're looking for a traditional meal, head to "A Cote de Chez Fred", which has many local specialties. For an elegant atmosphere, try the Cafe de la Paix, which is located in a building that is designated a historic monument.

If you're on a tighter budget you can pick up some sandwiches or kebabs at Le Rif Restaurant, not far from "A Cote de Chez Fred". It's reasonably priced and won't break your bank, although not nearly as interesting as the seafood options.

You can easily explore the city on foot, or you can rent a bike through a service called les velos jaunes. There are stations around town where you can initiate the process. There is also a decent network of buses that can take you further distances. There are buses that travel towards Ile de Re, Aytre, Plage de Chatelaillon and Port des Minimes. These can be caught at the Place de Verdun.

To reach the nearby islands of Fort Boyard you can pick up a ferry in the Vieux Port. Boats also depart from Vieux Port and head directly to Port des Minimes.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.