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Created around 1650 by Colbert, the military port of Rochefort rapidly became an important maritime location. 20,000 people lived there in 1671 and worked in the port. The town was built of wood at firs but was then reconstructed under the direction of Superintendent Bégon. The Arsenal «the most magnificent in the kingdom» employed between 5 and 10,000 workers. It has not been in use since 1921 but Pierre Loti's town is still impregnated with the perfume of all its earlier maritime adventures.

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Tourist attractions Rochefort : Things to see and do

  • Corderie Royale Recommended Recommended

    Jardin de la Marine F - 17300 Rochefort

    Built by Colbert in 1666, the building is anchored on a timber form comprised of a grid of oak beams. A rare example of 17C industrial architecture, this classical building was the assembly point for rope used on the great warships. The advent of ste..

  • Hermione Reconstruction Shipyard Recommended Recommended

    pl. de l'Am.-Dupont F - 17300 Rochefort

    Since 1997 craftsmen have been reconstructing a replica of Hermione, Lafayette's famous ''12-pounder frigate''. One of the shipyard's dry docks was restored to work on the 45m three-masted vessel. At the reconstruction site you will learn all about t..

  • Arsenal Quarter Interesting

    rte de l'Arsenal F - 17300 Rochefort

    The shipyard stretched along the Charente River on two levels (they still exist today) separated by slipways or dry docks. It had 11 construction yards and careening basins of which the Old Form is the oldest masonry dry dock in the world. A foundry,..

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Hotels Rochefort

  • ibis budget rochefort Two stars Two stars

    Zone du Brillouet F - 17300 ROCHEFORT

    Prix Prices from : 35 €

    On the outskirts of Rochefort, built by Colbert, and a former military arsenal, the ibis budget (formerly Etap Hotel) is your smart choice for accommodation! When you travel, choose to stay in a modern and inviting room designed for 1, 2 or 3 people ..

  • Hôtel Inn Design - Restaurant L'Escale

    Zone Du Brillouet F - 17300 Rochefort

    Hôtel Inn Design Rochefort is located in Rochefort in the Poitou-Charentes region. It offers contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi Internet access. Decorated in 3 different themes, guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and each ..

  • ibis rochefort Three stars Three stars Three stars

    1-3 Rue Begon. F - 17300 ROCHEFORT

    Prix Prices from : 49 €

    The Ibis Rochefort hotel is in the centre of Rochefort, close to the railway station, the marina and the airport. It is close to the tourist area of La Rochelle, Royan and the coast. Appreciated by guests on a business trip, the hotel has 66 air-con..

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Restaurants Rochefort

  • La Corderie Royale Very comfortable restaurant 

    r. Audebert F - 17300 Rochefort

    Choose a table on the terrace of this attractive riverside property and make the most of the views of the River Charente. À la carte options include oysters, quail brochette, and sea bass in a salt crust - recipes that express a new culinary classici..

  • Les Remparts Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    43 av. C. -Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort

  • La Belle Poule Comfortable restaurant 

    102 av. du 11-nov. -1918 F - 17300 Rochefort

    Relax in this elegant rustic setting, characterised by an attractive timber ceiling and imposing open fireplace. The à la carte menu features oysters, pan-fried foie gras, suckling lamb with dried apricot compote, and a selection of cheeses from the ..

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