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Association Hermione-La Fayette

Place de la Galissonniere | Arsenal Maritime, Place Amiral Dupont, BP 70177 Rochefort, France
+33 5 46 82 07 07
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A Must See

Don't miss seeing Hermione and learning about her construction and voyages to the new world. A must... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
via mobile
A nice trip in the past

We visited La Hermione last week as a family trip and it was rather interesting with many useful... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
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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 and go on the gun deck, learn more about traditional craftmanship, sailmaking, rigging,... Through panels, pictures and movies, you will discover history, shipbuilding and life on board. To november 6th (wednesday, saturday & sunday) : put on your harness and experience the sailor's life by climbing the accro-mats (included in the ticket price).
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“la fayette” (5 reviews)
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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 10 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.

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
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We visited the site of l'Hermione. The re-building of the historical ship is very well explained. But our kids loved most of all the climbing "in the masts" (L’Accro-mâts) next to the Hermione, which is included in the ticket (in summer period)...

1  Thank Archim
Association Her... L, Responsable relations publiques at Association Hermione-La Fayette, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for visiting! Equipe Hermione

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A lot of it was being worked on so didn't see much. Therefore a little expensive for what we saw. Ship is great, but perhaps view from outside for free?

1  Thank Martin P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

L'Hermione is a reconstruction of the vessel, which took La Fayette to what now is known as USA. It is a working museum, for volunteers are stil working upon the further development of the ship. Plenty of history - well explained - a must for...More

Thank ovemadsen
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Visited The Hermione ship and was impressed the work that went into it. The info about it is displayed very well and the ship itself is a fantastic achievement - well done to you all. We really enjoyed it

Thank JeanDublin m
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Better to visit this ship than the Victory at Portsmouth. A living breathing ship, a authentic reconstruction faithful to detail. 12 euro's to visit worth every cent. Very helpful crew who absolutely passionate about their boat. Really good to see things in the flesh as...More

1  Thank nickk355
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting visit here. Easy to get parking. Reasonably priced but don't bother with the guided tour. Lots of great information (French and English) and some great pictures of the ship being built. The Hermione crew are available all through the exhibition and will passionately...More

Thank Declan S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful replica. What, however, attracted us most are all the shipbuilding works around - making ropes, fittings, carvers, carpenters ... I have seen some of the old boats or their replicas. But here, for the first time, I saw the construction of the ship -...More

Thank Jakub67
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Similar in a way to the Victory at Portsmouth in that both ships had a part to play in history, although this ship is a replica which took around 15yrs to complete. It has however sailed across the Atlantic to where the original took part...More

Thank nnmercman
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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
14 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.