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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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Interesting, but the visit left us all somewhat disappointed. The guided visits were all booked, so we had to make do with the "free" visit, which meant that we could only walk on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since we felt like enjoying the warm sunny day, we wandered around the dock and admired this magnificent worship from the outside. At this stage of the trip we had become sick of paying the eternal entrance fees and the entitled crowds so we left it at that. The shop stocked suitable navally themed attire with price tags suitably inflated... More 

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Barcelona
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting, but the visit left us all somewhat disappointed. The guided visits were all booked, so we had to make do with the "free" visit, which meant that we could only walk on the main deck and the open part of the gun deck below. Incidentally, one of our grandsons pointed out that if two of the guns were to... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at 11:15 to be told that it would not be possible to get on board until 12:00. Decided to go ahead and went through tents with various expositions of the reconstruction of the boat etc. Finally on on board at 12:20 and while it was good, it was not great compared to other boats we... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very interesting self-guided tour (the guided tour was fully booked and seemingly extremely expensive for what it added). It was really interesting to see how they have reconstructed this amazing ship, but the children really only found the ship itself interesting. You can’t stroll through much of it as that is left to those who chose the full tour, but... More 

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Thank Woodabell
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Visted the Hermione boat today with my partner and his daughter. We all felt rather let down by the experience. The expo before seeing the boat was informative but although the boat itself is magnificent to see most of the areas on the boat were roped off so that one could only see the top deck and next deck down... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Interesting history and a great reconstruction of the ship. Access is open and easy. Its worth a visit on a sunny afternoon.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Having had two short encounters with L'Hermione last year; first while she was still being fitted out in Rochfort and later in La Rochelle before she set sail on her epic journey to the US, we decided to have some more time to review the project in more depth. A longer visit to the construction site and tour of the... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The ship was renovated by hand and the workmanship is incredible. There is a tour of the renovation area and to see how they did it was very interesting.

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dampierre sur boutonne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Wze have had the luck to choose the visit with a guide tellling us how it was when the first Hermione was on sea - a very nice time where our imagination helped by this outsanding ship was at the top

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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

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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