Economic life

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Economic life of the La Rochelle region

Large groups :

  • Alstom (rail transport: TGV)
  • Solvay (chemicals)
  • Léa Nature (organic and natural products)
  • Dufour Yachts and Fountaine Pajot (nautical sites)

Sector of excellence :

  • Eco activity and sustainable building
  • Biotechnology and health nutrition
  • Digital
  • Boating

The Atlantic port :

  • 6th largest French Maritime port
  • 1st French port for the import of forest products and paper pulp.
  • 2nd French port for the export of cereals.
  • The Port of La Rochelle currently generates nearly one billion euros in added value per year and more than 16,400 direct, indirect and induced jobs.

Cruise ship stopovers

  • 30,000 cruise passengers in 2018.

Port of Minimes

  • 1st European marina with 5,000 berths on 70 hectares.

Chef de Baie fishing port

  • 80 fishing vessels from the local fleet and 90 fishing vessels from the external fleet.
  • 800 direct and indirect jobs generated by the fishing activity.