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Association Hermione-La Fayette

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Address: | Arsenal Maritime, Place Amiral Dupont, BP 70177 Rochefort, France
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you get to follow how this extaordinary experience was made possible, through all the steps and you can get on the boat, a lot of small videos to illustrate and then a fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you get to follow how this extaordinary experience was made possible, through all the steps and you can get on the boat, a lot of small videos to illustrate and then a fun exercise on a ship, climbing on nets and ropes, but bexare if you have a tendency for vertigo! A bit expensive but wortht it

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Limoges, France
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188 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hermione iis probably the main reason most visitors come to Rochefort, and they won`t be disppointed. There are two "levels" of visit, the cheaper includes the exhibition (some subtitles in English) and the top deck only. The more expensive tour (16 euros) must be pre-booked online, and also includes the below-deck areas.........far more interesting, despite the guided talk being... More 

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Thire, France
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80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Didn't pay to go round the Hermione as a large group had just arrived and we would have had to wait some time for a guided visit. We were on limited time , so just looked from the outside. It was a splendid example of a wartime ship, very well preserved and kept. If we had more time, we would... More 

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Rochefort, France
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Don't hesitate to go for a ride into the history of that wonderful replica of a French frigate that took part in the American War of Independence. The Hermione is a national treasure that you cannot miss, a beautiful warship unique in the world ! A good two hours are necessary to visit the ship and its museum.

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Moss Vale, Australia
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171 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

L'Hermione is a replica of a French frigate that took part in the American War of Independence. The Sunday we visited, it was free. This replica has taken 15 or so years to build and recently is back from a voyage to the US. You approach the ship through an excellent display of the various skills and trades required on... More 

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Moissac, France
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

L'Hermione is a replica of a French frigate that took part in the American War of Independence. You approach the ship through an excellent display of the various skills and trades required on a ship of this type, carpenters, sailmakers,painters etc. The smell of tarred rope is highly evocative. You can take a guided tour but as far as I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you're in Rochefort of tourism then you undoubtedly have an interest in maritime history. This ship is a handsome replica of the original. The team is very passionate about their work, and you can find both French and American staff aboard-- a true testament to the Franco-American history shared with l'hermione. Just to the side are tents with many... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

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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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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