Port of La Rochelle
The port of La Rochelle is one of the main places in the novel. It is here that Gilles Mauvoisin disembarks from Norway, that he sees a couple kissing, that he observes the trawlers or that he discovers the surrounding restaurants.
As soon as he arrived in La Rochelle in 1927, Georges Simenon himself was captivated by the city. From the island of Aix, the novelist arrived by the port of La Rochelle and immediately fell in love with the place. ” If I have to settle somewhere, it will be here”, he is said to have told his wife Tigy.
Georges Simenon has published nearly 193 novels.
Vieux Port de La Rochelle
Regrouping several structures, the port of La Rochelle is an essential element of the economic network of Charente-Maritime.
The port of La Rochelle includes the autonomous port, the submarine base, created during the occupation, the fishing port of Chef de Baie and the marina. It is within this last one that are grouped the Old-Port, the port of Minimes and the Port-Neuf. The Old Port is undoubtedly the most touristic part, with its vestiges like the Chain Tower and the Saint-Nicolas Tower. Two monuments integrated into the city’s fortifications. The port has evolved considerably, without losing its identity. Every year, it attracts thousands of tourists as well as several cultural and sporting events.
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