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Royal Rope

Domaine(s) : Seas & Rivers

Region : Poitou-Charentes

Credit photo : Eric Broage - Genius Tour
Progress of the works in August, 2011


This is with the frigate The Hermione that the Marquis de La Fayette in 1780 has crossed the Atlantic Ocean to reach the America, starting from the port that is now silted of the walled city of Brouage.
The association Hermione-La Lafayette has started the reconstruction of the frigate Hermione since July 1997.

September the 7th, 2014: Th ship L'Hermione has left the build area at 3am (Paris time) this morning.
It will go in the ocean a few time to allow the crew to test it.

It will croos the Atlantic in spring 2015 to arrive in America like the Marquis de La Fayette did during the American War of Independence.

04-18-2015The frigate finished its tests on the sea, its preparation tasks are done, and it just started its trip 7or 8 weeks long from France to reach the American territories.
It contains barrels of alcools that will be sold in America.


Cross enthusiasts teams is ideal to plunge into the adventure.
The detailed schedule is given on the page accessible by clicking here. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The access is organized for the disabled persons (a wheelchair is available free of charge) and for the hearing impaired.


Arsenal maritime, Place Amiral Dupont, 17300 Rochefort

The Royal Rope (La Corderie Royale)
International Center for Sea
17300 Rochefort

Arsenal Maritime
Place Amiral Dupont
17300 Rochefort

N 45°55'59'' O 00°58'59''

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Credit photo : Eric Broage - Genius Tour
These two pictures give you a complementary view and allow you to see fully the building.

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