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Visit of the city of Rochefort

A walk in the city of Rochefort in Charente-Maritime famous for its Royal Corderie.

This visit of Rochefort can be largely shortened, it is enough to visit l'Hermione the Corderie Royale and the Place Colbert no need to stay very long. If you are stuck on the impression of the movie "Les demoiselles de Rochefort" with bright colors all over the city, you may be disappointed, it seems that a good paint job is needed everywhere.

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Duration: 3 h.

The Hermione

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The Hermione
La Fayette was born in 1757 and actively participated in the American War of Independence. The Hermione is an almost identical copy of the ship that took La Fayette to the United States.

The Hermione in its basin

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The Hermione in its basin
The construction of the ship began in 1997. The aim was to make the voyage to America again as in the time of La Fayette. The visit is not free but you can see the ship for free from the outside. The Hermione sometimes leaves Rochefort to go to nautical events.

Le chemin

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Le chemin
The walk takes place along the Charente on a beautiful pedestrian path.

La Corderie Royale

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La Corderie Royale
The Corderie Royale, as its name indicates, was used to manufacture ropes for the navy. Its very long shape made it possible to prepare ropes of more than 200 meters.

Along the Corderie Royale

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Along the Corderie Royale
The path continues along the Corderie Royale, you can visit the interior, the entrance is paying. You can combine the visit with that of the Hermione.

The Old Form

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The Old Form
The Vielle Forme is a basin that was used for the construction or repair of ships. It has not been used for a long time.

View on the Charente

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View on the Charente
The walk along the Charente is very bucolic, but the visit to the city of Rochefort is much less interesting.

The downtown area

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The downtown area
The visit of the city center can be done very quickly, no need to linger. One has the impression that the time when Rochefort was an important city is well past.

The Saint-Louis church

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The Saint-Louis church
The Saint-Louis de Rochefort church was built in a classical style in 1835.

Colbert Square

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Colbert Square
Place Colbert is also called Place des Demoiselles in reference to the movie "Les demoiselles de Rochefort". Around this charming little square you can find some restaurants.

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