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Well with a visit you you’ve never seen ripe being made. Lovely building too! It’s is 375 meters... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
DaveLec
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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A bit cramped

Lots of information and live demonstrations make it very informative. But for the size of the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
DrDolittle1
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Fantastic location, close to the river. Warm friendly welcome, clean and well presented rooms. Stayed for one night on the way back to the UK, town looks fine although the dog owners do not seem to be as responsible as they are back home.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Colin R
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Rochefort was one of the main French naval bases during both the monarchist and the Napoleonic periods of the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Ropes (“yards”) were made here in the very long buildings of the Corderie Royale. But this is just part of the Naval dockyards. Dry docks were built to build, repair and maintain the fighting ships of the time. For the naval history buff, there is much to enjoy and many parts of the large site are free. We had to pay to see an exhibition of the work being done to reconstruct an old sailing craft of the period - L'Hermione, using traditional methods, but we felt it was money well spent. A visit should take about 2/3 hours and is well worth it.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank JoeFrancis
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Audio guides helped present a very clear history of ropemaking. Would have been good to see more physical exhibits

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank ebordingle
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Displays artefacts from the history of the building and the techniques used to produce naval ropes, as well as demonstrations of nautical knots etc

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The fact that the building was built as a very long narrow venue to make long ropes tells most of the story. Walking around the building you can appreciate it was designed to make very long ropes. Paying to see the inside is OK and the exhibits demonstrate the techniques and machines used to make the ropes. Interesting yes, will you be any the worse for not going in to see the interior; no. Escaping from the rain might help justify and admission.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Ken L
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