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The exceptional collections presented in the former residence of Majors of the navy deliver keys to the understanding of the Rochefort's dockyard, from its foundation by Louis XIV up to his closure in 1927. The building of warships is highlighted in...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Place de la Galissoniere, 17300 Rochefort, France
I visited la Musee National de la Marine back in December 2016 with local French companions. With me having the love of anything historical regarding maritime and Navy, I was quite intrigued with the displays and exhibits of this place. This was my first time...More
We visited the museum on a trip to Royan. It was €15 per adult for the museum and a tour of the ship L Hermione. There was a large car park next to it (€1 an hour) it took us about 2 hours to go...More
La Musée de la Marine is located next to the reconstructed vessel "L'Hermione", which is really worth visiting.
If you love naval history: OK, go also visit La Musée de la Marine.
But unfortunately, the museum is "very french", i.e. many ship models, many utensils,...More
In particular, I would recommend the visit of this museum to boat and navy lovers, and modelers. There is a lot of information in the museum about ships, shipbuilding, shipping. But we were there together with kids, so it was not time to read and...More
Interesting displays on relevance of Rochefort city location to naval and dockyard. A but old fashioned in terms of display and many sections without translations from French, e.g, the fascinating toy naval collection.
I don't like ships so I found myself very bored very quickly but my family enjoyed themselves !
There's a replica of the real radeau from the sad events in the XVIIIth century and the famous painting. It would be better if the replica of...More
Not quite sure what else I expected it to be if I'm honest but after the second room full of model boats and long winded audio guide anecdotes I grew a little bored, still worth the 6 Euro but I left underwhelmed.
Well, why not? It is, after all, the National Naval Museum. Or at least a component part of it. And it is beautifully situated in the former home of the Admiral in command of the huge Naval Base of Rochefort.
Why a naval base, particularly...More