What's On In La Rochelle
Tour de I'Ile de Re
More than 400 yachts take part in a race to circumnavigate this rocky island in one of the oldest and grandest yacht races in France.
La Rochelle International Film Festival
La Rochelle International Film Festival is the second biggest in France and showcases new films, classics and films for children. It attracts a large audience of international visitors and the town is alive with atmosphere.
This annual event marks the summer with 2 days of music, fanfare and parades in the streets of La Rochelle. The night parade contains floats twinkling with fairy lights and the crowning of Miss La Rochelle.
Francofolies Music Festival
Francofolies Music Festival is France's top musical happening where French-speaking musicians and music lovers gather to celebrate the French language. Non-French speakers are most welcome and the atmosphere is international! Music includes jazz, folk and rock.
La Rochelle is a great place to celebrate Bastille Day, with fireworks over the harbour, food markets and live music.
Grand Pavois Exhibition
This exhibition celebrates all things nautical with over 600 exhibitors. You can buy everything thing here from the latest luxury yacht to a model boat or sailing jacket.
This annual antique fair is held in the Parc des Expositions and brings together more than 100 dealers and flea market sellers.
This is and annual rally car race for the First Division of the French Rally. It involves races through the streets of La Rochelle and the surrounding countryside and is free to watch.
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