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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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The Hermione

We visited The Hermione today in La Rochelle where she is moored till the 17th April then back to Rochefort. Our first visit to the ship was when it was being built. We saw it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Gemozac, France
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Gemozac, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited The Hermione today in La Rochelle where she is moored till the 17th April then back to Rochefort. Our first visit to the ship was when it was being built. We saw it sail on its first voyage, which was spectacular. Today we were able to go onboard which was very interesting. Would recommend visiting.

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a limited-time attraction because the ship L'Hermione will sail soon if it hasn't already, but the ship and its associated museum is a superb visit, especially for those interested in ship construction and history. The small cafe on the far sideof the ship is a handy refuelling stop and Rochefort is a lovely town.

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angouleme, france
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Over the last 12yrs we have watched the work on this masterpiece & were among the first to take a tour a few years back prior to fitting the masts. We have spent time this autumn following her sea trials & visited her in Bordeaux. Looking forward to watching her depart for the USA in April 2015. An amazing achievement

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Hermione has now left Rochefort, on its way to the US to repeat Lafayette's trip. A great visit.

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Sussex, England
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62 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

L'Hermione is a replica of a frigate that took a Marquise La Fayette to the USA to fight for George Washington in the War of Independence. The Marquise and the handful of soldiers he took with him do not appear to have played a significant part in any battles. Even to a history buff the boat is only vaguely interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Actually very interesting to visit, The entrance fees were fair (I cant remember the exact amount)we went with 2 teenagers and it took about an hour max to look around. Some of the displays and explanations are in English, but it would have been better if there were more. You follow a walkway, with explanation panels along the route, which... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited Hermione in Rochefort about 5 years ago when she was still in the dry dock. Now she is almost ready to go on her cross Atlantic venture to America. Great to see the artisans still at work but even better to board her and imagine what it will be like to be at sea. A really admirable venture... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a must do before this ship sails too America in 2015. It is still a construction site, however there isn't much we could see being built today. it was still very interesting to see and be on the deck of this ship. it is amazing the size and number of ropes. well detailed panels explaining the construction process.

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UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Can't think of a more unique attraction. The 20 years taken to build this replica and the craftsmanship used is amazing. The craft is due to start sea trials shortly, so if this type of thing "floats your boat" then get to Rochefort quickly. I've rated it average only because as it's effectively a work site, not all areas are... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

nice to be apart of history. enjoyable visit to a reconstruction of rigged ship. there are people quietly sitting around preparing wood, sewing sails, preparing rope and banging on metal.

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