Office de Tourisme Rochefort Océan - Rochefort

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  • Qualité Tourisme
  • Villes et Pays d'art et d'histoire

Province : Pays d’Aunis and the coastline, La Rochelle, Rochefort and Marennes

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    • In the 17th century, King Louis 14th’s wish is to build the biggest naval dockyard of the atlantic coast to reinforce his power over the land and the sea.

      Rochefort’s destiny is quickly decided. In 1666, shops, workshops, warehouses, dry docks and even the first school of naval medicine are built in Rochefort.

      Created out of nothing, nestling in a loop of the river Charente, the town keeps its grid street layout and almost breathes a perfume of adventure and exotism, where great expeditions were prepared. Head to the “Arsenal des Mers” to experience your own naval adventure !

      Step into shoes of an engineer, sailor, topman, captain or inventor on your own expedition. A single ticket gets you into the Royal Rope Factory, the frigate Hermione, the National Marine Museum and the Accro-Mâts. If you like walking or cycling, go on “les chemins de Charente” to the Transborder bridge, the last one in France, further on , to the “Station de Lagunage”, discover this safety haven for migratory birds.

      The traditional French market is held in the main street 3 times a week. Aromas and hunger pangs will guide you to the right spot ! Rochefort, is also the most important thermal health centre of the West of France. Treat yourself to a spa therapy ! Welcome to the tourist office.

      Our friendly team of knowledgeable staff can provide information and advice on a wide range of subjects to help you plan your trip and to share tips to discover Rochefort Ocean. 

      Book your visits, activities or cruises and ask for the Privilege Card and get discounted rates at more than 30 sightseeing and leisure activities, and a 10% discount at the Tourist Office lovely gift shop.

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Traveller Reviews

4.3 sur 5 318 reviews

  • DESTINY GNANTE

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by DESTINY GNANTE on 16/08/2019

    Great customer service! The man who served us was able to answer all our questions and when he didn't have what we needed, he recommended us to another location where we could get what we wanted. He recommended the Fort Boyard cruise to Ile d'Aix for a day and we did not regret going - it was fabulous and worth every euro. We were well equipped with a map of the city and places of interest were highlighted out for easy reading.

  • Andreas Giles

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Andreas Giles on 25/08/2017

    We loved our visit to Rochforte. It is rightly described as the Versailles of the maritime world and that is spot on. Every turn opens up more stunning architectural vistas. Delghtful little city with plenty to see and do. So glad we made the effort to visit. It's hard to imagine that the place was raised to the ground when the Germans left after WW2 and to see how it has been rebuilt is an inspiration. The marina basins are full of history and feel much like a film set from a bonnet drama. The city also has some very good but reasonably priced resturants and bars. If you are looking for a culture fix this city hits the spot.

  • Dennis G D

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Dennis G D on 01/06/2016

    Friendly staff. Free Wi-Fi. Near the main tourist sites.

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Address

Avenue Sadi Carnot
17300 Rochefort

GPS coordinates

45° 56'15.86"N, 0° 57'53.34"W

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