Your French EXperience - La Rochelle 

Study at Excelia, and discover the beauty of France... its culture, its heritage, its scenery, its gastronomy! 

La Rochelle " Belle et Rebelle "


Follow our students around the city!

For them, La Rochelle is:

It’s a city bursting with history!

It’s city bursting with history!

The city is a veritable open-air museum with its…

  • emblematic Towers
  • Indoor Market
  • Clocktower impressive
  • Train Station

The city is also home to a number of different museums… Fine Arts, The New World, Natural History, etc. 

It’s a maritime city!

The Atlantic Ocean and beaches:

After lessons, what could be better than relaxing at the beach or a stroll along the coast?

Local gastronomy:

Enjoy the delicious seafood, including the unique Éclade dish from Esnandes, local mussels, oysters, and, of course, a vast selection of fresh fish... 

It’s a vibrant city!

A cultural experience:  

Get hold of a Pass’Culture to find out all about the cultural events in La Rochelle! It will give you access to more than 200 shows at preferential rates!


Water sports: It’s impossible to live in La Rochelle without trying your hand at water sports at least once!

Cycling: For cycling enthusiasts, the city has more than 230 km of cycle paths and lanes! Perfect for students to get around easily and cheaply!

It’s a student city! 

A naturally beautiful and forward-thinking city, La Rochelle is also attractive because of its university campus! More and more students are choosing to study here, and Excelia is one of the leading players. 

Located near the largest pleasure port in France, the campus is home to 19 higher education establishments and more than 14,000 students. With its continually growing student population, this campus, with an array of different study programmes, training courses and preparatory courses, is the ideal environment for today's connected generation.

An outstanding quality of life, a multi-disciplinary campus, a historic city centre, beaches... a combination of assets attracting more and more students every year. And… a vibrant cultural life and a wealth of clubs and associations!

Choose La Rochelle and Excelia for exciting and rewarding experiences!