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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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An interesting hour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
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167 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

Thank Woodabell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank PennyandAdrian
Toulouse, France
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 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.

Thank R0berta60
Harwich, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

Thank Robert G
Kabul, Afghanistan
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Mye006
dampierre sur boutonne
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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

Thank marieclaire17470
Laguna Woods, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank Gfgranola
Penne d'Agenais, France
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572 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
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

Thank Jonathan N
England, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 

Thank jeaniebh
Ra'anana, Israel
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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