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Association Hermione-La Fayette

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Address: Arsenal maritime, BP 70177 Rochefort, France
Phone Number: 05-46-82-07-07
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We were able to see, but not go aboard (our fault) the Hermione, the replica of the ship that took Lafayette to America for the Revolutionary war. It is a beautiful ship, and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Laguna Woods, California
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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We were able to see, but not go aboard (our fault) the Hermione, the replica of the ship that took Lafayette to America for the Revolutionary war. It is a beautiful ship, and we were able to learn all about its construction and the care that went into making it authentic.

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Penne d'Agenais, France
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502 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I walked along the river bank from the Ibis hotel where I was staying and was enchanted by this vessel and the restoation they are doing on it. Well worth a visit

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England, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It has taken over 10 years to build this replica of an 18th century frigate. We have visited every couple of years to view progress. It was amazing to see her completed this year. She has just returned from her first voyage to USA. This replicated her original use as the ship of Lafayette. It is a fantastic ship and... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place tells the history of the ship men and life from the 18th Century. The ship is a realistic "replica" of the real one constructed on 1760s... It took 20 years for the French to build this copy. Caution: It is needed a reservation to visit the interior of the ship. No need for advance reservation if only to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Back from her eventful trip to the US and other places, this beauty of a ship sits quietly in her space in Rochefort. We couldn't get into an English-speaking tour so we did our own more limited tour. The L'Herione is a credit to all the French people who volunteered and donated to the project. Not much English in the... More 

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Riverdale, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The fregate L'Hermione should be considered one of the spectacular vessels of American history. Except that she is French. Of course, so is the Statue of Liberty (has she learned English yet? Probably not). L'Hermione sailed to America in summer of 2015. I saw her both in Washington and Baltimore. I told her crew i would see L'Hermione again when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

They started building this ship about 1999, it's a replica of the Lafayette which assisted the USA against the British. The exhibition showing the making of the ship is really good. The guided tours are small and hard to get on. If you don't go on the guided tour the access to the ship is very limited. It's a fantastic... More 

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Walbrzych, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is very impressive ship and a really worth to visit. For whole family, but for Kids especially!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Very impressive war ship, the craftsmanship is fantastic, akin to visiting the Cutty sark in Greenwich.

Thank Lloyd F
Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was in an Engineer Port Construction Company.We started to renew the boat basin which, I believe, was used when finished to build the Hermoine. I left before the project was finished. I would like to see that vessel when she visits the US.

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