La Rochelle, France

Located in the Bay of Biscay town of La Rochelle is famous for its history, mostly related to the sea, and a huge yacht port. The heart of town is a picturesque "Old Port". La Rochelle attracts tourists with its rich architectural heritage, an aquarium, lush gardens and a museum of natural history. Book a room in the summer months are best for mid-July, when the city will "Frankofoli" -large French music festival.