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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
25 rue de l'Amiral-Meyer F - 17300 Rochefort
The School of Naval and Tropical Medicine was founded in 1722. The current building dates from the end of the 18C, and has a chapel crowned by a clock. You can visit the library and peruse the anatomy, surgery and natural history collections.
Porte 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,..
Avenue Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort
The decision to make use of the hot springs came after a visit by Napoleon in 1808. Gushing out at 42° C from the depths of the marsh to the Emperor’s spring , the water is excellent for cases of rheumatism, arthritis and skin disorders.
43 avenue Camille Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort
Prix Prices from : 71 €
Hotel Des Remparts is located in central Rochefort, linked to the Thermes de Rochefort spa facilities. It offers modern and spacious accommodation with a garden and terrace. The guest rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, flat-screen TV with s..
55 rue du Dr Peltier F - 17300 Rochefort
Prix Prices from : 61 €
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..
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..
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..
43 av. C. -Pelletan F - 17300 Rochefort
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 ..