Things to see and do - Rochefort
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Rochefort Travel guide
Rochefort : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Rochefort : Things to see and do
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..
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..
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,..
55 rue du Dr Peltier F - 17300 Rochefort
Prix Prices from : 66 €
Located in the centre of Rochefort, the Citotel Hotel De France is only 400 metres from the thermal spa. It offers free Wi-Fi access. Each guest room at the Hotel de France has a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The Hotel De France Citotel is..
14 Rue de la République F - 17300 Rochefort
Prix Prices from : 82 €
Inter-Hotel Roca-Fortis is situated in the centre of Rochefort, within walking distance of the public spa and just 10 km from the Atlantic coast and its beaches. This charming hotel has an indoor lounge and an garden with a furnished patio. All of t..
1-3 Rue Begon. F - 17300 ROCHEFORT
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..
route de Royan 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 ..
43 avenue Camille Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort
BP 30275 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..