Practical information

Here you'll find all the practical information you need to prepare your visit to the towers of La Rochelle.

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Opening hours

April 1 to June 30
10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 6.30pm
Closed on the 1st Monday morning of each month.

July 1 to August 31
10am - 6:30pm

September 1 to 30
10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 6.30pm
Closed on the 1st Monday morning of the month

October 1 to March 31
10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 5.30pm
Closed on the 1st Monday of each month

The Saint-Nicolas Tower is closed until 31 August. The Chaîne and Lanterne towers are open.

Please note: last admission 45 minutes before closing time.

Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.


The ticket gives you access to the The Chaîne and Lanterne towers.

Ticket office

For individuals


Individual ticket

9,50 €

Combined ticket for Tours de La Rochelle and La Rochelle Natural History Museum or Maritime Museum or New World Museum

15 €

Special rate (partnerships)

7,50 €
  • SNCF – Grand Voyageur, on presentation of membership card
6 €


  • Under 18s
  • 18-25 years (European Union citizens and regular non-European residents in France)
  • Disabled person and accompanying adult
  • Jobseekers (on presentation of a certificate less than 6 months old)
  • Valid Education Pass
  • First Sunday of January, February, March and November

    See details of free admission conditions below

Entradas gratuitas

PDF (484,16 kB)


Group rate

9,50 €
  • From 20 paying adults
  • Any person coming with a tourism professional, with no minimum number of visitors.


Audioguides for the Saint-Nicolas Tower are available in 4 languages (French, English, German, Spanish). 

3 €
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Payment method

  • cash
  • credit cards
  • check
  • Culture check
  • chèques-vacances (ANCV)
  • chèque Lire (only in stores)

Access and transport

Tours de La Rochelle

Tour Saint-Nicolas
Vieux port
Rue Armide
17000 La Rochelle

A10 from Paris, then E601 - N248 and Nationale 11 towards La Rochelle
La Rochelle towers are located in the heart of the city.
Numerous parking lots are available.


The city of La Rochelle is on the Vélodyssée cycling itinerary.
The Accueil Vélo-labeled monument offers all the services needed for comfortable access by bike.


La Rochelle is served by the SNCF Paris - La Rochelle line.
The station is within walking distance (1 km).

Services and visiting conditions

  • There are many steps along the way.
  • The monument has no toilets.
  • Suitcases and large hiking bags are not permitted.
  • Pets are not allowed, even in a carrier bag.
  • Smoking and eating are not permitted inside the monument.
  • The monument is not accessible to minors unaccompanied by a responsible adult.
  • For groups, advance booking is required to access the monument: see the page dedicated to groups.

Disabled access

Find out more about our services and facilities for disabled visitors.

Consult the dedicated page.

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