Cultural & sporting life

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Sports and leisure equipment


(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.

The Rochelais stadium

Rochelais rugby union club, evolving since the 2014-2015 season in Top14 (the first professional division).

Lucien Maylin swimming pool

La Rochelle municipal swimming pool.

Rue Léonce Mailho, 17000 La Rochelle
+33(0) 5 46 34 67 67

Châtelaillon-Plage aquatic center

Rue du Chemin Vert
+33(0) 5 46 56 44 11


Aquatic park in Périgny.

Avenue Louis Lumière
+33(0) 5 45 46 70 20

Urban Cabins

Climbing center next to the University Library.

22 rue Cardinal 
+33(0) 9 81 61 14 31

Coastal path and cycle paths

Starting from the Vieux-Port on the 16 km greenway to Esnandes, but also the large “bike routes” Vélodyssée and Vélofrancette.

Skate Park 

Espace Encan
2 Place Bernard Moitessier

Port Neuf
69 Boulevard Aristide Rondeau

Laser Game Evolution La Rochelle 

Paid laser game practice center.

2 Rue Frédéric Sauvage 17180 Périgny
+33(0) 5 46 43 04 20

Vertigo Parc La Rochelle Aventure

Adventure center for “tree climbing”.

Le Bois du Loup, Ronflac , 17220 La Jarne
+33(0) 5 46 45 90 90

Concurrence Beach

The closest to the city center.

Minimes Beach

The closest to the student district and the most pleasant and spacious.

Chef de Baie Beach

Near the Pallice district.

Warning: the beaches of La Rochelle are only accessible at high tide for swimming, take note of the tide times: