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Association Hermione-La Fayette

Closed Now: 10:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 18:00
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Land Ahoy

Great to wander round at your leisure or take a guided tour. Interesting workshops ropes, tackle... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Wow factor.

At the entrance to the port this place has a real wow factor and that sailing masts draw you to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Embark on the Hermione adventure in Rochefort ! Explore France's largest replica of an old sailing boat. Find out more about this extraordinary adventure with a host of guided tours, events and activities. Get on board and discover the upper deck...more
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Place de la Galissonniere | Arsenal Maritime, Place Amiral Dupont, BP 70177 Rochefort, France
+33 5 46 82 07 07
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great to wander round at your leisure or take a guided tour. Interesting workshops ropes, tackle , sails and two decks of ship.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the entrance to the port this place has a real wow factor and that sailing masts draw you to the location. Fascinating and beautiful and even if you are travelling on a budget it costs nothing to look. Well worth checking this place out.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got to see the Hermione sailing 3 years ago and from the beach where i was standing it was just incredibly magestic. I was so excited to go to Rochefort to be able to step on this boat and see it from up close....More

1  Thank Jetrotteleglobe
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In Rochefort, it's a classic. If the Hermione is there when you visit, it's a good idea to spent some time visiting it.

Thank Fuppsala
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I went to Rochefort for the first time a week ago. Out of curiosity, really, because we've lived in France for ten years now and never been to Rochefort before. The very impressive historic town is situated inland on the river north of Bordeaux and...More

Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The reconstruction of this ship is a triumph. The work and people involved are an inspiration as is the finished result. The videos and most of the signage is in French but as this is pretty child friendly, the cartoons are easily understood.

Thank Ewan C
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Fascinating experiment, but under 5s are not allowed to visit the interesting bits, so don’t tr6 it with one.

Thank CoupeColonel
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Was the main reason I came to see L’Hermione. When I got here I found that it was returning Sunday. Got up early to watch it arrive and was not at all disappointed. The whole experience is excellent and really interesting!

Thank And2012S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Don't miss seeing Hermione and learning about her construction and voyages to the new world. A must for history buffs as well as people who love sailing ships. Visit the displays, watch the video, then go aboard.

1  Thank NorskemanHouston
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We visited La Hermione last week as a family trip and it was rather interesting with many useful explanatory boards concerning the whole history of building the ship as well as concrete materials and working methods used. The ship is magnificent. However, it was a...More

Thank Joseph309
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20 May 2016|
Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
Should still be there, but she does occasionally make courtesy visits elsewhere. Suggest you check the Association's website. Not permitted to post this here, but if you "google" hermione you should be able to find the link.
Judith A
13 October 2015|
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Response from GeekMaster | Reviewed this property |
Take ferry/cruise from La Rochelle to ile d'Aix, and ferry from Aix to Fouras. Or fouras-aix-la rochelle. Tourism office at l'Hermione can help ( she should remember me)
Julia B
3 January 2015|
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Response from daniele s | Reviewed this property |
It has now left its berth.