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,..
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..
10, av. Lafayette. F - 17300 ROCHEFORT SUR MER
Welcome to the La Fayette Hotel. Ideally situated in the Rochefort patrimony, in the centre of town, tow steps from the Conference Centre and the Royal Corderie . We have the pleasure to welcome you in recently renovated premises with character. We h..
43 avenue Camille Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort
Hotel Des Remparts is located in central Rochefort, linked to the Thermes de Rochefort spa facilities. It offers free Wi-Fi and modern and spacious accommodation with a garden and terrace. The guest rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and fla..
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 ..