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.
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