Perhaps we expected too much from our visit, having already visited Victory at Portsmouth and the dockyards at Chatham (with the impressive rope making building that is there). We found this to be a very expensive experience, which was not worth the detour to Rochefort. It would appear that there are sometimes demonstrations of sailmaking and metalworking, but not on the day we visited and the only part of the ship we were allowed access to was part of the upper deck. The woman in the tourist office told us that there was information available in English, for both the Hermione and the Corderie, but we found this to be lacking.
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