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, this building is anchored on a timber from comprised of a grid of oak beams. This classic building, which is one of the rare examples of 17C industrial architecture was the assembly point for rope used by the great warships...
pl. de l'Am.-Dupont F - 17300 Rochefort
Especially restored one of the two dry docks contains the construction of a replica of Hermione using the techniques employed in 1779. Lafayette set sail in this three masted vessel on 21st March 1780 destined for America.
rte de l'Arsenal F - 17300 Rochefort
The shipyard stretches along the Charente River on two plans (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, ..
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 ..
55 rue du Dr Peltier F - 17300 Rochefort
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..
Prix Prices from : 55 €
A haven of peace, a charming hotel, very centrally located in the historical town of Rochefort. The INTER-HOTEL Roca-Fortis Hotel welcomes you for your week-ends and holidays in Charente-Maritime. This splendid 2 star hotel offers an exceptional qual..
43 av. C. -Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort
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..
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 ..