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La Rochelle, view from the aquarium
France

View from the aquarium.

This harbour is for the biggest yachts. You can see the marine museum where you can find the old boats collection and the famous Joshua, the Bernard Moitessier boat.

Copyright: Yannick Chosse
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 03/09/2009
Uploaded: 03/09/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015
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Tags: la rochelle; harbour; grands yachts; aquarium; musée maritime
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