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La Rochelle - Vieux port

La Rochelle - Vieux port

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Description

The old port, is situated on the S side of the city at the head of an inlet. It is one of the largest coastal and deep-sea fishing ports in France and is equipped to process fish in considerable amounts.  The main harbor comprises of a tidal basin, an outer wet basin, and inner wet basin. In addition, an extensive yacht marina is situated on the S side of the harbor entrance. 

The tidal basin has an entrance 25m wide. It dries in places and is used by yachts and pleasure craft. The inner wet dock has an entrance 10.2m wide. It is maintained at a depth of 3m and is used mostly by yachts and pleasure craft up to 35m in length and 9m beam.

The outer wet dock has an entrance 16.3m wide. It is maintained at a depth of 4.3m and mostly used by fishing vessels up to 100m in length and 14m beam.
17/03/2013
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La Rochelle - Vieux port
17/03/2013
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Le Vieux-Port de La Rochelle  est le port historique de la ville. Les deux tours médiévales qui en gardent l'entrée l'ont rendu mondialement célèbre.
320 places dont 70 visiteurs
4/07/2019
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Flying distances - Direct line

La Rochelle Les Minimes

0.8nm
225°
Access channel dredged to the coast -1. The axis of the channel is materialized, day and night, by the alignment at 059 ° of the two headlights: octagonal white with green top for the rear (23 m) and cylindrical with red and white bands and red top for the previous (14 m). The channel ...
4 Jul 19

Port Neuf (La Rochelle)

1.4nm
258°
Port à sec / Remise à flot.
65 plces sur corps-morts (échouage)65 places à terre sous hangar
4 Jul 19

Île d'Aix

8.3nm
185°
Connue pour être l'une des plus petites communes de France (257 électeurs) et la plus méridionale des Iles du Ponant, l'Ile d'Aix présente la forme d'un croissant de verdure et de sable au relief peu accentué, qui s'étend sur 130 hectares bordés de plages, de criques et de ...
5 Jul 14

Port de La Pallice

3.4nm
270°
The port of La Pallice is situated on the E side of Coureau de la Pallice, the channel which separates Ile de Re from the mainland. It is the only harbor between La Loire and La Gironde which can accommodate large vessels. The principal approach is through Pertuis d’Antioche but ...
17 Mar 13

Angoulins-sur-Mer

3.5nm
158°
54 places sur corps-morts.
4 Jul 19

Port du Plomb

3.3nm
323°
Beaching pond equipped with floating pontoons.
64 berths including 2 visitors
4 Jul 19

Rivedoux Plage Sud

4.7nm
268°
Très joli mouillage par vent de N NE NO et O sur fond de sable de très bonne tenu.
Plage en pente douce, ne pas trop s’approcher... attention quelque fois, a la basse mer en cas de forte houle du large, cela déferle. Il y a 6 ou 8 bouées Départementales gratuites.
30 Jun 14

Rivedoux-Plage Nord

4.7nm
272°
La baie nord de Rivedoux-Plage est à l'origine de l'ostréiculture moderne au XIXe siècle.
17 Mar 13

Port de Rivedoux-plage

5.1nm
273°
La création de ce port fut décidé en 1562.
En 1845 qu’une digue fut ajoutée afin de protéger les embarcations des vents d’Ouest et plus principalement de la houle.
18 places en bassin d'échouage25 places en filière
5 Jul 19

Phare de Chauveau

5.2nm
254°
Pointe de Chauveau is at  the SE extremity of Ile de Re. A light is shown from a prominent tower, 31m high, standing on the S edge of this ledge and beacons are situated close E and 0.5 mile W of it. The roadstead of Rade de la Pallice lies ENE of this point.Plateau de Chauveau, ...
17 Mar 13

Anse du Saillant

8.3nm
184°
Site adapté à l'enseignement de la voile abritée du vent. Ostréiculture et la mytiliculture dans l'anse du Saillant.
5 Jul 14

Chatelaillon-Plage

6.2nm
156°
3 pontons pouvant accueillir 120 bateaux92 corps-morts1 parc à terre pour 30 bateaux
4 Jul 19
Local Area

Saint Nazaire - Île d'Oleron

La Loire EstuaryThe Estuary of the La Loire comprises the area fronting the mainland between Pointe du Croisic and Ile du Pilier. It is roughly divided into two parts by Plateau de la Banche, a dangerous shoal area, and can be entered from the S by Chenal du Sud or from the N by Chenal ...
7 Mar 13

Golfe de Gascogne

The Bay of Biscay (name coming from the Castillan), called Golfe de Gascogne by the French, is entered between Ile d’Ouessant and Cabo Ortegal, 305 miles SW. The bay is bounded on its E side by the W coast of France and on its S side by the N coast of Spain. It is generally clear ...
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NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11

Île de Ré

This island  is moderately low; its W end is fronted by extensive rocky flats. It is separated at the E end from the mainland by Coureau de la Pallice, which is spanned by a bridge. The area is a popular tourist destination. It has approximately the same number of hours of sunshine ...
17 Mar 13

Île d'Oléron

Ile d’Oleron  is low and has numerous sand dunes covered with pine trees. A viaduct crosses Coureau d’Oleron which separates the SE coast of the island from the mainland.
17 Mar 13

Île d'Yeu

Ile d’Yeu is a good landmark when approaching La Loire from the S. There is no shelter in the vicinity of this island during NW gales; however, an area on its E side remains relatively calm because of the shallower depths in this vicinity.The SW part of Ile d’Yeu is steep and ...
7 Mar 13
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