La Rochelle

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1. General Information :

La Rochelle is a city in the southwest of France, prefecture of the Charente-Maritime county (French département) located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. La Rochelle is the largest municipality of the department in terms of population with more than 70,000 inhabitants, in front of Saintes, Rochefort, and Royan. Its inhabitants are called the Rochelais and the Rochelaises.

Population: 74,344 hab. (2013)

Location: France

Official Website

CLS / CLSPD website

Security local contract signed in: 2010

Twinned with: Essaouira (Morocco), Lübeck (Germany ), New Rochelle (United States), Petrozavodsk (Russia), Santiago de Figueiró (Portugal)

2. The city in our network :

The City and Efus

Member since: 2015

Participations: (projects etc…)


  • Seminar “European Cities against Radicalisation,” Bordeaux , France, 27 May 2016
  • Visit to the city of Brest, Brest, France, 19 May 2016
  • Visit to the city of Angers, Angers, France, 31 March 2016
  • Intermediate meeting Com’ 2 Party, Paris, France, 18 February 2016
  • Meeting Youth Justice, Paris, France, 19 January 2016
  • Final Conference of Security and Tourism project, Paris, France, 25 June 2015
  • Efus General Assembly, 24 June 2015, Paris, France
  • CNVN, Nantes, France, 13 April 2015