I visited the amazing La Rochelle last week.  Unfortunately I was only there for one night but I managed to take a few pictures.  I didn’t arrive until the early evening on what was already a cloudy day so I had to make the absolute most of the available light.  Here are the photos:

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Canon EOS 5DS R (70mm, f/9, 1/125 sec, ISO100)
La Rochelle

The old lighthouse La Rochelle dsr_0789_mono_3000

Canon EOS 5DS R (73mm, f/9, 1/125 sec, ISO100)
The old lighthouse La Rochelle

The two Towers La Rochelle dsr_0793_mono_x3000

Canon EOS 5DS R (78mm, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO100)
The two Towers La Rochelle

The two Towers La Rochelle dsr_0803_x3000

Canon EOS 5DS R (148mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO160)
The two Towers La Rochelle

The Theatre La Rochelle dsr_0875_mono_3000

Canon EOS 5DS R (24mm, f/13, 13 sec, ISO100)
The Theatre La Rochelle

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Canon EOS 5DS R (55mm, f/13, 20 sec, ISO100)
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Canon EOS 5DS R (24mm, f/13, 15 sec, ISO100)
La Rochelle

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Canon EOS 5DS R (24mm, f/13, 15 sec, ISO100)
La Rochelle

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Canon EOS 5DS R (25mm, f/13, 30 sec, ISO100)
The Old Lighthouse – La Rochelle

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Canon EOS 5DS R (25mm, f/11, 13 sec, ISO100)
La Rochelle

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Canon EOS 5DS R (24mm, f/11, 30 sec, ISO100)
The Chain Tower La Rochelle

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Canon EOS 5DS R (24mm, f/11, 20 sec, ISO100)
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Canon EOS 5DS R (42mm, f/11, 60 sec, ISO100)
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Canon EOS 5DS R (42mm, f/11, 30 sec, ISO100)
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Canon EOS 5DS R (43mm, f/11, 60 sec, ISO100)
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Canon EOS 5DS R (35mm, f/11, 90 sec, ISO100)
La Rochelle

 

Here is a little about La Rochelle: –

La Rochelle (French pronunciation: [la ʁɔ.ʃɛl]) is a city in southwestern France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Charente-Maritime department.

The city is connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9-kilometre (1.8-mile) bridge completed on 19 May 1988. Its harbour opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d’Antioche.

The area of La Rochelle was occupied in antiquity by the Gallic tribe of the Santones, who gave their name to the nearby region of Saintongeand the city of Saintes.

The Romans subsequently occupied the area, where they developed salt production along the coast as well as wine production, which was then re-exported throughout the Empire. Roman villas have been found at Saint-Éloi and at Les Minimes, as well as salt evaporation ponds dating from the same period.

La Rochelle was founded during the 10th century and became an important harbour in the 12th century. The establishment of La Rochelle as a harbour was a consequence of the victory of Duke Guillaume X of Aquitaine over Isambert de Châtelaillon in 1130 and the subsequent destruction of his harbour of Châtelaillon.[1] In 1137, Guillaume X to all intents and purposes made La Rochelle a free port and gave it the right to establish itself as a commune. Fifty years later Eleanor of Aquitaine upheld the communal charter promulgated by her father, and for the first time in France, a city mayor was appointed for La Rochelle, Guillaume de Montmirail. Guillaume was assisted in his responsibilities by 24 municipal magistrates, and 75 notables who had jurisdiction over the inhabitants. Under the communal charter, the city obtained many privileges, such as the right to mint its own coins, and to operate some businesses free of royal taxes, factors which would favour the development of the entrepreneurial middle-class

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Rochelle for more information.