The custom in France is to have breakfast between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and dinner from 7 p.m.
France is the country of gastronomy and all regions offer culinary specialties :
image source: Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry
Association of the Foundation of Students for the City: its goal is to fight against inequalities in working-class neighborhoods, and to create a link between volunteer students or volunteers in civic service and children and young people in academic or social difficulty.
Address: 99 rue Nicolas Gargot 17000 La RochelleContact : +33(5) 46 41 66 47The official website to consult is : afev.org
Address: École Dor – 24 rue Saint-Jean du Pérot 17000 La RochelleContact : +33(5) 46 41 16 36 email@example.com The official website to consult is: http://www.infojeunesse17.com/index.php
Freegan boxes :Open to all students every Wednesday during lockdown (every other Wednesday throughout the year).
Address : Maison de l’étudiant – 3 passage Jacqueline de Romilly in La Rochelle. Contact AFEV : +33(0) 6 21 51 13 87 firstname.lastname@example.org
Be’Epi – Red Cross student solidarity grocery store :Baskets at 2 € every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Address : 2, rue Persepctives de l’Océan – Les Minimes in La Rochelle.Contact : email@example.com.
Center Campus Restos du Cœur :Saturdays morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Address: 7, rue Jean-Baptiste Charcot in La Rochelle.Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solidarity Food Truck:Distribution of 80 hot meals per day, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Address : Parking de l’IUT, 15 rue Vaux de Foletier, Les Minimes in la Rochelle
Pizza machine :
Offered by the CROUS and open every day in the RU République and the Cité Antinea.
Contact : email@example.com
Exceptional help:The CDA has signed an agreement with the CCAS de la Rochelle to allow students in difficulty to benefit from aid of € 100.
The CDA has signed an agreement with the CCAS de la Rochelle to allow students in difficulty to benefit from aid of € 100.
Excelia Emergency Fund:On request and file
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arhpej : Rent reduction, no file to submit, automatic help.
Contact : email@example.com.
La Rochelle University : File to be submitted
Contact : University social service, make an appointment by telephone on +33 (0) 5 46 45 84 46.
Crous :Specific one-off help from the CROUS social service.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org.
EIGSI emergency help: Upon request.
Contact : email@example.com
APSYTUDE (Crous) :Free psychological support in Visio consultation, open during the day from Mondays to Fridays.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tremplin 17 : CSAPA (Addictology care, support and prevention centers):Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., outside these slots, by appointment only. All audiences / addiction with or without products (tobacco, cannabis, heroin, cocaine, screens, gambling, food, sex, etc.).
Address: 13 rue Franc Lapeyre in La Rochelle.Contact : +33 (0) 5 46 68 87 17, email@example.com
House of Adolescents and Young Adults 17:Reception, listening, information and support for any questions or problems encountered by a young person. Open Mondays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address : 5 ter avenue Kennedy in La Rochelle.Contact : +33 (0) 5 46 50 01 49, firstname.lastname@example.org or maisondesadolescents17.fr.
City of La Rochelle :Vaccination services
Address: 2 rue de l’Abreuvoir in La RochelleContact : +33 (0) 5 46 51 51 43 or email@example.com Screening for Covid-19:https://www.sante.fr/centres-vaccination-covid.html
Departmental Council of Charente-Maritime: CPEF (family planning and education center)
Address : 49 avenue Aristide Briand in La RochelleContact : +33 (0) 5 17 83 42 51
University Health Service (La Rochelle University):Free consultations with doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers.
Address: 44 avenue Albert Einstein in La Rochelle.Contact : +33 (0) 5 46 45 84 46
Association AIDES Charente-Maritime Sexual health hotlines, with rapid HIV / Hepatitis C screening, distribution of internal and external condoms, and delivery of self-tests, everything is free:
in la Rochelle, 19 rue Buffeterie, every 1st Thursdays of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact : +33 (0) 5 46 31 55 36
The ADRIEM association has set up a crockery loan system for foreign students during their stay in La Rochelle, which saves them from having to purchase them if their apartment is not equipped.
(University Service of Physical, Sports and Expression Activities)
A place for sporting activities and expressions for students, they can be validated in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and most of them are free.
Rochelais rugby union club, evolving since the 2014-2015 season in Top14 (the first professional division).
La Rochelle municipal swimming pool.
Rue Léonce Mailho, 17000 La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 34 67 67
Rue du Chemin Vert+33(0) 5 46 56 44 11www.centre-aquatique.com/piscine-chatelaillon-plage/piscine-horaire
Aquatic park in Périgny.
Avenue Louis Lumière+33(0) 5 45 46 70 20www.palmilud.com/index.php/fr
Climbing center next to the University Library.
22 rue Cardinal +33(0) 9 81 61 14 31www.lescabanesurbaines.fr
Starting from the Vieux-Port on the 16 km greenway to Esnandes, but also the large “bike routes” Vélodyssée and Vélofrancette.
Espace Encan2 Place Bernard MoitessierPort Neuf69 Boulevard Aristide Rondeau
Espace Encan2 Place Bernard Moitessier
Port Neuf69 Boulevard Aristide Rondeau
Paid laser game practice center.
2 Rue Frédéric Sauvage 17180 Périgny+33(0) 5 46 43 04 20
Adventure center for “tree climbing”.
Le Bois du Loup, Ronflac , 17220 La Jarne+33(0) 5 46 45 90 90
The closest to the city center.
The closest to the student district and the most pleasant and spacious.
Near the Pallice district.
Warning: the beaches of La Rochelle are only accessible at high tide for swimming, take note of the tide times: https://www.larochelle.fr/marees-a-la-rochelle
Small surprises, in the joy of welcoming a foreign student, through Adriem
Our association offered to host YU Weiyi, a Chinese student, who speaks French fairly well, and who is studying Management in La Rochelle.
I meet with him regularly, every two weeks or so, for a meal. At each meeting, he brings a small gift. No matter how much I tell him it’s not necessary, he reiterates it every time.
At our last meal, Weiyi arrives with a large stick, like a cane, but larger in diameter than a traditional cane. He offers it to me a little solemnly, I am speechless, I wonder what to do with it, but I understand that it is an important gift for him.
He tells me with a smile that “you can eat it”! Indeed, it is a Lotus root, and it is very expensive! We can cut it into slices, which we do. Then we cook them “long enough” and eat them. When he left, I returned what was left of the Lotus root to him so that he could share it with his Chinese friends.
To conclude, we enjoy each other’s company, with respect and the pleasure of discovering another culture, which enriches us with each meeting.
Avenue Michel-Crépeau in La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 45 71 71www.bibliotheques.agglo-larochelle.fr
Open to all, the conservatory offers quality education.
39 rue Thiers in La Rochelle +33(0) 5 46 41 07 37www.agglo-larochelle.fr
Artistic and cultural program around theater, dance, music, cinema and performing arts..
4 rue Saint Jean du Pérot in La Rochelle +33(0) 5 46 51 54 02www.la-coursive.com
29 rue Debussy +33(0) 5 46 00 19 19 www.lazile.org
18 rue Rambaud +33(0) 5 46 28 78 70 www.16-19.fr
Place of research and artistic creation.
North belt road – La Pallice +33(0) 9 80 85 98 36www.l-horizon.fr
In the district of La Pallice in La Rochelle, near the commercial port, La Sirène is the space dedicated to the contemporary music of the agglomeration
11 boulevard Delmas in La Rochelle +33(0) 5 46 56 46 62 www.la-sirene.fr
Cultural space that develops an artistic and cultural project around emergence: emergence of audiences, especially young audiences, emergence of artists, accompanying them in their creations, and emergence of amateur artistic practices. Each season offers shows, exhibitions, workshops, residences, festivals and cultural action.
10 bis rue Amelot in La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 51 14 70www.carre-amelot.net
10 bis rue Amelot in La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 51 14 70www.carre-amelot.net
Place of shows and concerts.
Quai Louis Prunier+33(0) 5 46 45 90 90
rue Henri Barbusse+33(0) 5 46 30 08 50www.parcexpo-larochelle.net
One of the largest in Europe located at Quai Louis Prunier
quai Louis Prunier in La Rochelle
Offers artistic workshops such as theater, singing or astronomy
It illustrates France’s relations, and in particular La Rochelle, with the Americas since the 16th century.
10 rue Fleuriau in La Rochelle +33(0) 5 46 41 46 50
Scientific institution, labeled “Musée de France”, established in the heart of the city for almost two centuries, it is both a place of conservation, presentation and exchange of knowledge.
28 rue Albert 1er in La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 41 18 25www.museum-larochelle.fr
A testament to the maritime history of La Rochelle, the maritime museum allows visitors to discover maritime activity on the Atlantic coast, in particular through permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Place Bernard Moitessier in La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 28 03 00museemaritime.larochelle.fr
A 300m2 bunker in the city center to discover the history of the city from 1939 to May 8, 1945. Built in the greatest secrecy in 1941 to protect the officers of the German submarines from bombs, which has remained intact since 1945 it is now finally open to the public.
8 rue des Dames in La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 42 52 89www.bunkerlarochelle.com
Two vast exhibition halls that offer you on one side more than 300 moving figures, and on the other many reproductions of cars, old boats…
12-14 rue de la Désirée in La Rochelle+33(0) 5 46 41 68 08www.museeslarochelle.com
Also consult the official website of the Pass’culture of the University of La Rochelle to take advantage of exceptional prices on more than 200 shows, concerts and exhibitions:
Event around the 7th art taking place between the end of June and the beginning of July.
+33(0) 5 46 52 28 96festival-larochelle.org
A very popular music festival in France that takes place on the Esplanade Saint-Jean-D’acre, usually around mid-July.
+33(0) 5 46 28 28 28www.francofolies.fr/programmation
Music festival held in September.
Internationally recognized boat show, it is usually held at the end of September
+33(0) 5 46 44 46 39www.grand-pavois.com
International Festival of Documentary Creation taking place in November
+33(0) 5 46 42 34 16www.escalesdocumentaires.org
Associative festival which takes place in November.
+33(0) 7 55 67 69 23www.festival-film-aventure.com
Associative film festival which takes place in September.
+33(0) 7 81 18 28 68 https://www.festivalecranvert.fr
Event consisting of welcoming students during a sea trip off La Rochelle in September.
Musical festival taking place in September in Périgny.
Parc des Coureilles 17180 Périgny +33(0) 6 10 12 68 46 https://www.notesenvert.fr
(spread over 19 training establishments)
emergency services : 15
European emergency number: 112
Emergencies for the deaf and hard of hearing: 114 (by SMS)
SOS doctor (the doctor comes to the accommodation): 3624 or +33 (0) 826 46 15 15
Saint-Louis Hospital in La Rochelle: +33 (0) 5 46 45 50 50
Emergency Department: +33 (0) 5 46 45 66 26
Poison Control Center: +33 (0) 5 56 96 40 80