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Musee National de la Marine

Closed Now: 10:00 - 19:00
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French history

Lovely location and linked not only to local but also National history. Something here for everyone... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Really good

A must if you are interested in naval maritime history. Well documented and well signposted. Good... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Chantonnay, France
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The exceptional collections presented in the former residence of Majors of the navy deliver keys to the understanding of the Rochefort's dockyard, from its foundation by Louis XIV up to his closure in 1927. The building of warships is highlighted in...more
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1 Place de la Galissoniere, 17300 Rochefort, France
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely location and linked not only to local but also National history. Something here for everyone and a beautiful building too. Very pleasant and nice way to spend some time in the City.

Thank northants90
Philippe M, Gérant at Musee National de la Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for your kind comment

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A must if you are interested in naval maritime history. Well documented and well signposted. Good bad weather feature.

Thank And2012S
Philippe M, Gérant at Musee National de la Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a message. we hope to see you again soon in our museum.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I visited la Musee National de la Marine back in December 2016 with local French companions. With me having the love of anything historical regarding maritime and Navy, I was quite intrigued with the displays and exhibits of this place. This was my first time...More

Thank Jayson M
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum on a trip to Royan. It was €15 per adult for the museum and a tour of the ship L Hermione. There was a large car park next to it (€1 an hour) it took us about 2 hours to go...More

Thank Destiny62
Reviewed 12 July 2017

La Musée de la Marine is located next to the reconstructed vessel "L'Hermione", which is really worth visiting. If you love naval history: OK, go also visit La Musée de la Marine. But unfortunately, the museum is "very french", i.e. many ship models, many utensils,...More

Thank ovemadsen
Reviewed 31 May 2017

In particular, I would recommend the visit of this museum to boat and navy lovers, and modelers. There is a lot of information in the museum about ships, shipbuilding, shipping. But we were there together with kids, so it was not time to read and...More

Thank Jakub67
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting displays on relevance of Rochefort city location to naval and dockyard. A but old fashioned in terms of display and many sections without translations from French, e.g, the fascinating toy naval collection.

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I don't like ships so I found myself very bored very quickly but my family enjoyed themselves ! There's a replica of the real radeau from the sad events in the XVIIIth century and the famous painting. It would be better if the replica of...More

Thank PinkCoatGirl
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Not quite sure what else I expected it to be if I'm honest but after the second room full of model boats and long winded audio guide anecdotes I grew a little bored, still worth the 6 Euro but I left underwhelmed.

Thank Lloyd F
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Well, why not? It is, after all, the National Naval Museum. Or at least a component part of it. And it is beautifully situated in the former home of the Admiral in command of the huge Naval Base of Rochefort. Why a naval base, particularly...More

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