La Rochelle

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La Rochelle

Coordinates: 46°09′33″N 1°09′06″W / 46.159122°N 1.151654°W / 46.159122; -1.151654


La Rochelle is a city 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 department.

The city is connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9 km (1.8 mi) bridge completed on May 19, 1988. Its harbour opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche.

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