View of Tour de la Chaîne, to the right, at the vieux port of La Rochelle. The tower is one of three at the majestic entry to the port city's harbor on the Atlantic Ocean. A chain was once stretched across the harbor entry from this tower to another to prevent enemy vessels from entering the port.
un tour: a tower
un vieux port: old port
une chaîne: a chain
arriver à bon port: to arrive well and in good health at the place one wanted to go
Text & photo ©2011 P.B. Lecron