Gare de La Rochelle

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Gare de La Rochelle in the early 20th century.

Gare de La Rochelle is the main railway station serving La Rochelle. The station building, which includes a 45-metre-tall clock tower, was built in 1922 by Pierre Esquié for the CF de l'Etat replacing the older building. The station was renovated by Franck Beck and Luc Mouret in the early 1990s for the arrival of the TGV Atlantique.

La Rochelle is linked to Poitiers, Tours, Bordeaux and Paris as well as regional (TER) services to other towns in Poitou-Charentes, such as Angoulême and Niort. There are both TGV and TER rail services serving La Rochelle station.

The following services currently call at La Rochelle:

  • intercity services (Intercités) Quimper - Nantes - La Rochelle - Bordeaux - Toulouse
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TGV Terminus
toward Quimper or Nantes
toward Bordeaux or Toulouse
TER Poitou-Charentes
toward Rochefort
Terminus TER Poitou-Charentes
TER Poitou-Charentes
toward Poitiers


Coordinates: 46°9′10″N 1°8′44″W / 46.15278°N 1.14556°W / 46.15278; -1.14556