Living + Teaching in La Rochelle, France

Population: 80,014
Département: Charente-Maritime

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Le Jardin du Marché
5 rue Gargoulleau

Café Populaire
rue d'Ottawa


*Great bars and cafés around
ieux Port

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


*Great cafés around
Le Marché
and Place Verdun

53 rue St Jean du Pérot

Le Mojito
2 rue des Canards

The Général Humbert's
14 rue Saint Nicolas


La Calhutte
5 rue de la Fourche

La Grignotte
rue du Cerf-Volant

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée du Nouveau Monde
10 rue Fleuriau

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de la Rochelle
28 Albert 1er


es Trois Tours Historiques:
Saint-Nicolas +Lanterne + Chaîne

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips


Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities



  • Biking and visiting the beach at neighboring Île de Ré 
  • Cycling around La Rochelle 

Housing Examples

  • 450€ per month for a studio in centre-ville
  • 350€ per month renting a room in a house
  • 200€ per month in student residences

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Has all the necessary amenities
  • Not too small, not too large
  • ocated in the epicenter of the region
  • Local transportation could be better - it is often necessary to  go to Paris to access the rest of France

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • La Rochelle is an awesome place - assistants would be lucky to be placed here!
  • Try to live downtown/au centre-ville if possible - it's so worth it.
  • Buy a bike and explore your new city.


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