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Mara-time well spent.

The museum is only a short walk from the old port...but what a walk if you like boats. Probably... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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Our visit to the Maritime Museum was an memorable outstanding experience, The entry price was... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Tampa, Florida
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Place Bernard Moitessier, 17031, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 28 03 00
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

An interesting museum illustrating the maritime history of La Rochelle, concentrating on the fishing industry. There are many well constructed model ships which i think are manufactured in the workshops at the rear. This is followed by visits to 3 ships, firstly the meteorological ship...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

there are 3 boats here in the harbour but only 1 which you can go inside of. there is a bar on the roof, they only had 2 items on the menu each about 12 to 13 euros, but what a tasty suprise. i had...More

1  Thank clayton h
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The museum is only a short walk from the old port...but what a walk if you like boats. Probably not something to be disclosed but if you only want to see the wooden classics you can walk the pontoon for free without going into the...More

1  Thank SALOPIAN1967
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Our visit to the Maritime Museum was an memorable outstanding experience, The entry price was right. The people at reception people were very interactive. The had wonderful personalities. When you go out of the reception area you are will "want to" turn right. Don't. Only...More

1  Thank retriver1
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Basicallythe museum is spread over 3 ships and a indoor exhibition. Like a lot of French tourizt atractions its all in french language with an english handout translation which at best is a bit basic no english language hesd sets. The main museum tour is...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Very informative, both in terms of the history of La Rochelle and of shipping and seafaring more broadly. Being able to get on board the vessels and see close up what living conditions would be like was fascinating. The only downside was that there was...More

1  Thank claire0nthem0ve
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Have a visit to the bar of this museum in the evening. Excellent cocktails and nice atmosphere. Something different in la Rochelle. I liked the mojitos

Thank Jurgen V
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Found the 3 ships very interesting. At the end of it was a very nice cafe where you could have something to eat & drink. Not to busy when we went in May so thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed July 23, 2018

I am a big fan of boats ships and all things Maritime. I really enjoyed this museum. The fleet of classic yachts on the pier by the museum is superb. You can tour an old weather station ship, a fishing ship, and a tugboat. Do...More

Thank edneufl
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

So much to see here! 3 rooms, a temporary exhibition and 3 boats! As other reviews have said, the displays are in French but we were given information in English at reception. Staff were friendly and helpful, and this attraction offers great value for money.

1  Thank JPH1984
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

It was an interesting visit with minimal English translation in a slim booklet. Highly recommend that this worthwhile museum seriously consider having the same audio translation service offered at Le Bunker who added this service recently. It would’ve greatly enhanced my visit and understanding of...More

Thank jdVancouver
Reviewed October 17, 2017

This is a pleasant museum were you can see some old ships, namely a very interesting weather ship that was on station on the North Atlantic until the 1980s. They also have some very beautiful vintage yachts.

1  Thank lacba
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Penny J
July 12, 2016|
Response from Potsie52 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I didn't see any one with a dog but that doesn't mean they don't allow them. I think it would be a bit impractical as there is a lot of narrow corridors and rooms. Hope that helps.