Visit the city of Rochefort

A walk in the town of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime famous for its Royal rope factory.

This visit of Rochefort can largely be shortened, just visit the Hermione, the Corderie Royale and place Colbert no need to stay very long. If you saw the movie "Girls of Rochefort" with brilliant colors in the city, you may be disappointed, a good coat of paint would be required everywhere.

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Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

The Hermione

The Hermione
Lafayette was born in 1757, he participated actively in the war of independence of the United States. Hermione is a copy almost identical to the boat that took Lafayette to the United States.

The Hermione in its basin

The Hermione in its basin
The construction of the ship began in 1997. The goal was to make the trip to America like La Fayette did it.

The path

The path
The walk takes place along the Charente River on a beautiful pedestrian path.

The Corderie Royale

The Corderie Royale
The Corderie Royal as its name suggests was used to make ropes for the Navy. Its very long building to make rope of more than 200 meters.

Along the Corderie Royale

Along the Corderie Royale

The old form

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The old form
The old form is a basin which was used for the construction or repair of ships. It is no longer used for a long time.

View of the Charente

View of the Charente
The walk along the Charente is very nice however the isit to the town of Rochefort is much less interesting.

the town centre

the town centre
The visit of the town centre can be done very quickly.

The Church of Saint Louis

The Church of Saint Louis
The Saint-Louis de Rochefort church was built in 1835.

The Colbert square

The Colbert square
The place Colbert is also called “Place des Demoiselles” in reference to the film "The young girls of Rochefort". Around this lovely little place you will find few restaurants.

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