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La Rochelle

La Rochelle has the most fabulous old harbour. You pass this yellow stone tower on the way out to Fort Boyard.

The Cardinal's house was built by Cardinal Richelieu - the cunning chief minister in Louis XIV's reign. He built La Rochelle into a formidable fortress and port from which to launch France's empirical ambitions. Nowadays the whole portside area is a stunning place for day trippers and tourists.

There's a large sculpture of the World through which the old city walls make a fine picture.

watercolour 2003 Timmy Mallett

Contact Timmy via: John Miles Organisation, Tel: 01275 854675 / 856770, Fax: 01275 810186
Cadbury Camp Lane, Clapton in Gordano, Bristol, BS20 7SB