Stay in the heart of La Rochelle
The Central Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect place from which to enjoy La Rochelle and its many attractions. Located in a residential area of the city that is quiet, yet great for shopping, it is a just few minutes’ walk from the historic city centre and its market, the beach, the Vieux Port (Old Harbour), the Casino and, of course, the limitless beauty and mystique of the Atlantic Ocean.
You can find a wealth of restaurants and shops close to the hotel, which also offers convenient and quick access to many water sports facilities and water-based activities. The Bay of La Rochelle, which is where you can find the Port des Minimes, the largest pleasure boat marina in France, as well as the extraordinary Lighthouse at the End of the World, is most definitely the place to go for boating enthusiasts. Lovers of sailing and windsurfing rate it very highly due to its superb maritime infrastructure.
The Central Park is a great choice for all those who enjoy places of cultural and historical interest, as well as for lovers of the natural world. Some attractions not to be missed are the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Aquarium, and the city’s proud fortifications, the Towers of La Rochelle. Beyond the city you can discover Fort Boyard, the Ile de Ré, and the Marais Poitevin, a wetlands nature park.
Our hotel is also the perfect place for those wishing to stay in close proximity to local theatres (the Coursive, a nationally prominent venue, and the Sirène, which hosts contemporary music concerts) or Encan, a major exhibition centre where many congresses and conferences are held throughout the year.
Finally, the excellent location of the Central Park allows guests to be first in line at various national and international events held annually in La Rochelle, such as the International Film Festival and the documentary festival called Sunny Side of The Doc (June), the Francofolies (July), the TV Fiction Festival (Sept.), and the Grand Pavois, one of the most prestigious and popular boat shows in Europe, which is held at the end of summer.
Reaching The Central Park Hotel & Spa
La Rochelle airport has direct links with:
- Lyon, Ajaccio : www.hop.fr ou www.airfrance.fr
- Cork: www. cityjet.com
- Birmingham, Manchester et Southampton: www.flybe.com
- Bruxelles-Charleroi, Dublin, Londres Stansted et Porto : www.ryanair.com
- Genève, Londres Gatwick et Bristol : www.easyjet.com
La Rochelle airport also offers connections via Lyon:
Biarritz, Bologna, Brest, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Florence, Lille, Luxembourg, Marseille, Metz / Nancy, Milan, Montpellier, Nice, Pau, Prague, Rennes, Rome, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice.
Taxis and shuttles, operating between the airport and the city centre of La Rochelle, are available at the terminal exit. For more information about the airport, flights and the airlines that serve this destination, you can consult the website www.larochelle.aeroport.fr.
Taxis and private car transfers from the airport can also be booked. Contact us for more information!
La Rochelle railway station is served by several train lines, including:
- le TGV Paris – La Rochelle (3h00)
- le TGV Poitiers – La Rochelle (1h30)
- l’Intercités Nantes – La Rochelle (2h00)
- l’Intercités Bordeaux – La Rochelle (2h00).
The website www.voyages-sncf.com is the best way to quickly and easily organise your next trip.
Taxis, public transport and private car transfers from the railway station can also be booked. Contact us for more information!
The Central Park Hotel & Spa has private parking available, as we have a limited number, we recommend to prebook your space (12€ per night).
The GPS coordinates are:
46.159323 / -1.160636
Different modes of transport
For exploring the city
La Rochelle is served by several bus routes, many of which pass close to the hotel. Of particular note is the number 51 service, which takes travellers directly onto the Ile de Ré.
The City has also developed alternative modes of transport, and offers both self-service bikes and non-polluting electric vehicles (Yélomobile), and hydro-solar-powered boats for the transport of sea passengers (Bus de Mer, Passeur).
Taxis and valet parking can also be booked to and from the train station and the airport when visiting the area. Contact us today and we can help to plan your itinerary!
Our team is at your disposal to answer all your questions and give you every assistance in organising your stay.
Do you need more details about our hotel and the many benefits it offers? Do you have a special request for us? Want to have a chat with us before booking your stay? If so, do not hesitate to contact us right now by mail or phone: we will be happy to provide information, answer your queries and acknowledge your special requests.