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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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  • Corderie Royale Recommended Recommended

    Jardin de la Marine

    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

    Place de l’Am.-Dupont

    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..

  • Art and History Museum Interesting

    63 avenue du Gén.-de-Gaulle

    This museum houses a collection of paintings from the 16C and 17C, and the Romantic and Empire periods, including the Lola Montès portrait by Rouget. There is also a beautiful ethnography collection from Africa and Oceania (with superb Polynesian mas..

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  • ibis budget Rochefort Two stars Two stars

    Zone du Brillouet F - 17300 ROCHEFORT

    Prix Prices from : 44 €

    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 : 58 €

    "Ibis Hotel is very close to the city center of Rochefort, near the train station, marina and airport. It is 30 minutes from the tourist area of La Rochelle, 40 minutes from Royan and the islands of Oléron and Ré. The hotel boasts 66 air-conditi..

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