La Rochelle… an established student city
La Rochelle achieved first place in the category ‘Medium size cities’ and came second in the criteria ‘Attractiveness’ thanks in particular to the significant increase in student numbers over the past 10 years*. As a naturally beautiful city and a city that has been a pioneer for many years, La Rochelle is also popular thanks to its university campus of which the Group is one of main figureheads. In addition, Charente-Maritime was voted the second most popular ‘département’ by the French**.
A safe and pleasant city
La Rochelle has cultivated the art of living together and strives to reinforce a sense of solidarity between its citizens. In today’s world, with increasing tensions between different communities and a volatile international scene, La Rochelle remains a peaceful city where there is a strong feeling of safety and security.
Culture, tourism and sport
Whether for cultural or sporting events, La Rochelle is always a happening place. Its national theatre (La Coursive), concert venue (La Sirène), Music and Dance Conservatory, National Choreography Centre and many museums (art and history, national history, maritime etc.) offer a wide variety of cultural experiences. And in harmony with this, throughout the city you will find sporting facilities in equal measure.
** Study undertaken by Kantar TNS, May 2017