Guided Tours

What's a tourist guide?

Tourist guides conduct tours lasting a few hours. Unlike tour guides, they are not authorised to give guided tours inside museums or other historic monuments. Tourist guides are limited to guided outdoor tours. They illustrate the historical, cultural and landscape value and characteristics of the monuments and places visited, providing the most important and interesting information.

Why should you choose us?

A native of La Rochelle, I’m passionate about helping visitors discover the riches of this beautiful port city and the surrounding area, particularly the Île de Ré, with its wine-growing landscapes, salt marshes, fortifications and fascinating history. Over the years, I’ve built up a wealth of knowledge about the area, and my natural curiosity drives me to add to this knowledge every day to perfect each of my guided tours. I love sharing the historical, cultural and natural riches of these places. Dynamic and smiling, I’m always looking to make sure you have a good time.

Guided tours in La Rochelle

Historical tour of La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a splendid city to live in, with its sea appeal, historic heritage and iconic sites sure to charm you, as will its eventful history marked by the famous Siege of Richelieu in the 17th century. And it’s at the heart of this exciting history that you’ll be immersed throughout this guided tour between the Aquarium and the Saint-Sauveur Church.

60
  • 2h30
  • Walking tour
  • Meet on the Esplanade Eric Tabarly, opposite the Aquarium, at 65 Quai Louis Prunier, 17000 La Rochelle
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people
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La Rochelle for children and adults

Discover the magnificent city of La Rochelle, marvel with your children at the unparalleled splendour of the blue peacock at the Charles-Edouard Beltrémieux Animal Park, meet the imposing Jersey cow and plunge into the exciting history of the Old Port, all in a fun and friendly atmosphere. It’s a great way to discover the city with the whole family, and one that’s sure to delight young and old alike.

60
  • 1h30
  • Walking tour
  • Meet at the entrance to the Charles-Edouard Beltrémieux Animal Park, Place Du 8 Mai, 17000 La Rochelle
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

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La Rochelle, land of battles

One of the great ports on the Atlantic seaboard, La Rochelle has long been a hotbed of rivalry, suffering no less than five sieges in the course of its history! Beautiful and rebellious, this city is characterised by its independent spirit and incredible business acumen. Discover the most eventful periods in the history of this charming port city, and in particular the Second World War, which once again brought out the soul of the Resistance within!

60
  • 2h30
  • Walking tour
  • Meet in front of the Monument aux Morts de La Rochelle, Allée du Mail, 17000 La Rochelle
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

La Rochelle in photos

Immortalise the moment and bring out the artist in you in the heart of this splendid city of La Rochelle. This introduction to photography will sometimes take place at dusk, giving you the chance to enjoy a magnificent sunset and indulge in night photography.

60
  • 2h
  • Walking tour
  • Meet at the Globe de la francophonie on the Minimes side, on the quayside opposite the Tour de la Lanterne, 17000 La Rochelle
  • Please note: Bring your own camera equipment!
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people
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Guided gastronomic tour of La Rochelle

Once one of the largest ports on the Atlantic seaboard, La Rochelle has made the sea an almost indestructible part of its identity, and this is naturally reflected in its culinary delights. On this gastronomic tour, you’ll discover the riches of this land and sea region that will delight your taste buds.

60
  • 3h
  • Walking tour
  • Meeting point, 17000 La Rochelle
  • Adult price: €60
  • Reduced Price (disabled persons, students, teenagers [aged 13-17]): €55
  • Children's price (6-12 years): €45
  • Family price (2 adults and 2 children): €200
Per person

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La Rochelle, between land and sea

From the Middle Ages to the present day, La Rochelle has made the most of its geographical location to expand and prosper its territory. The city’s keen business sense has enabled it to gradually establish itself as an almost essential port on the Atlantic seaboard, and this has also led to rivalries, particularly with the royal authorities in the 17th century, the date of Richelieu’s Great Siege. Discover the rich history and culture of this city, which is often described as « beautiful and rebellious »!

60
  • 2h30
  • Biking tour
  • Meet in front of the Beach Bikes du Pont de l'Île de Ré, near the Restaurant Le Belvédère, at 12 Rue Raymond Lavenue, 17000 La Rochelle
  • Please note: Bike hire is not included in the price
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

Guided tours of the Ile de Ré

Historical discovery of the Île de Ré

The Île de Ré is a fascinating land with a rich history that will leave you breathless. Cycling between Saint-Martin-de-Ré and La Flotte, you’ll discover this fabulous history, not forgetting monuments such as the citadel and the Abbaye des Châteliers, vestiges of the ages and witnesses to a bygone era.

60
  • 2h30
  • Biking tour
  • Meet in the little square with the benches next to the Saint-Martin-de-Ré tourist office, opposite the Musée Ernest Cognacq, at 13 Avenue Victor Bouthillier, 17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré
  • Please note: Bike hire is not included in the price
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

The Île de Ré, a land of nature

Explore the magnificent Île de Ré by bike, soaking up the natural surroundings, the sea, the salt marshes and, of course, the vines that give the island its distinctive appearance. This immersive journey will take you from Saint-Martin-de-Ré to La Couarde, via Loix, to your heart’s content.

60
  • 2h30
  • Biking tour
  • Meet in front of the Beach Bikes in the Port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré at 63 Quai de la Poithevinière, 17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré
  • Please note: Bike hire is not included in the price
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

Saint-Martin-de-Ré, a fortified town

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is undoubtedly one of the island’s most popular towns, renowned for its beauty, tranquillity, relaxed lifestyle and, of course, its historic heritage, which has earned it worldwide fame as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And it’s precisely this exceptional heritage and the history of this city that you’ll discover on this enjoyable guided tour.

60
  • 1h30
  • Walking tour
  • Meet in the little square with the benches next to the Saint-Martin-de-Ré tourist office, opposite the Musée Ernest Cognacq, at 13 Avenue Victor Bouthillier, 17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

The Ile de Ré in photos

This pleasant guided bike tour of Loix will bring you face to face with the surrounding environment. You’ll have the chance to immortalise the flapping wings of the birds that populate the island during your holiday. An introduction to photography that’s sure to please.

60
  • 2h
  • Biking tour
  • Meet at the Loix Lock (tidal mill) - Port de Loix, 22C Rue du Passage, 17111 Loix
  • Please note: Bring your own camera equipment!
  • Please note: Bike hire is not included in the price
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

The Ile de Ré and all its flavours

The Ile de Ré is bursting with delicacies, each more delicious than the last, and its rich terroir has earned it a good reputation, whether for salt, oysters or wine. A fascinating bike tour punctuated by meetings with local producers who will let you taste the product of their expertise.

This tour includes :

    • A meeting with an oyster farmer, where you’ll taste delicious oysters accompanied by a glass of wine from the Retais region
    • A meeting with a salt producer to discover the richness of this « white gold » so dear to the island
    • A tasting of a by-product of winegrowing on the island: a delicious dessert to round off your visit
55
  • 3h
  • Biking tour
  • Meet in front of the Beach Bikes in the Port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré at 63 Quai de la Poithevinière, 17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré
  • Please note: Bike hire is not included in the price
  • Adult price: €55
  • Reduced Price (disabled persons, students, teenagers [aged 13-17]): €50
  • Children's price (4-12 years): €45
  • Family price (2 adults and 2 children): €180
Per person

On the flavour trail of the Ile de Ré

When you combine the pleasures of biking with the pleasures of tasting.

On this one-day tour, you’ll discover the different terroirs for which the island is famous, including salt, wine, oyster and bee farming. The scenery is sure to delight.

A day full of charm and discovery awaits you!

This tour includes :

    • A meeting with a wine grower and oenologist, where you’ll exercise your olfactory talents in a friendly scent game, then taste 4 vintages before gathering around a table with an aperitif board and wine from the estate
    • A meeting with a beekeeper to discover the world of bees and taste the fruits of their labour
    • A meeting with a salt producer to discover the richness of this « white gold » so dear to the island
    • A meeting with an oyster farmer, where you can sample some delicious oysters accompanied by a glass of local wine
    • A tasting of one of the by-products of winegrowing on the island: a delicious dessert to round off your visit

This tour doesn’t include :

    • Lunch sandwich
    • Bike hire
    • A bottle of water, sun cream and a hat to protect you from the heat
120
  • 8h
  • Biking tour
  • Meet in front of the Beach Bikes in the Port of Saint-Martin-de-Ré at 63 Quai de la Poithevinière, 17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré
  • Please note: Bike hire is not included in the price
Per person

Loix, between nature and battlefield

The Loix peninsula boasts a natural heritage of great beauty, surrounded by salt marshes and the ocean, which will arouse your curiosity and amaze you. But it’s also a rich land that was once at the heart of France’s great history!

60
  • 2h
  • Walking tour
  • Meet in front of Sainte-Catherine Catholic Church, 5 Pl. de la Mairie, 17111 Loix
  • Price from the 4th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 3 people

Guided tours in Cognac and the surrounding area

To arrange a guided tour of Cognac and the surrounding area, please send an e-mail to info@jm-evasion.com

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A stroll through the heart of Cognac

Discover the charming town of Cognac, its exciting history marked by the Siege of Cognac during the Fronde in the middle of the 17th century, its indisputable importance in the world of trade and particularly in the world of wine, and the magnificent Maison de la Lieutenance, the symbol of an entire era.

165
  • 2h
  • Walking tour
  • Meet in front of the Porte Saint-Jacques, 1-3 Quai Maurice Hennessy, 16100 Cognac
  • Price from the 11th person upwards: + €15 extra per person
From 1 to 10 people

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Cognac, a product open to Gastronomy

You’ll take a trip to the heart of the vineyards on this guided tour of Bouteville, a town renowned for its famous Baume, which you’ll be able to savour over a tasting session. You’ll also have the chance to explore together the history of the castle and, above all, the history of the vineyards in Cognac and the surrounding area.

200
  • 2h
  • Walking tour
  • Meet in front of Le Baume de Bouteville, 1 rue Montmorency, 16120 Bouteville
  • Price for 5th person or more: + €45 extra per person
From 1 to 4 people

Available soon!

The Charente gourmet region

In the Cognac region, we invite you to discover the succulent gastronomy of the Charente, topped by the famous and inescapable Cognac, whose secrets you’ll discover on this fantastic guided tour, which is above all designed to be convivial and rewarding. There’s also a lovely picnic.

The tour includes :

    • A meeting with a cognac producer who will show you around his estate and give you a tasting of 2 cognacs
    • A tour and tasting of Baume de Bouteville, the famous vinegar from Charente
    • A tasting of various Charentais wines
    • And, of course, a hearty picnic lunch (main course + dessert)
300
  • 3h
  • Walking tour
  • Meet at the large car park in front of the Paul Giraud Cognac estate, 16120 Bouteville
  • Drinks: water, wine/pineau (for adults), grape juice (for children)
  • Price from the 3rd person upwards: + €145 extra per person
From 1 to 2 people

Private/group guided tours

Would you like to discover Charente-Maritime, Charente or Deux-Sèvres on a tailor-made half-day or full-day guided tour? Whether you’re a group or a small group, don’t hesitate to send me an email at info@jm-evasion.com or give me a call on +33 6 76 22 13 23 and together we’ll work out the ideal tour for your stay in the region.