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..
Place 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..
route 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,..
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 ..
14 Rue de la République F - 17300 Rochefort
Prix Prices from : 67 €
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
"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..
43 avenue Camille-Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort
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 ..