Camping near Rochefort
Discover Rochefort in Charente-Maritime
“We are twin sisters, born under the sign of Gemini…”
If the city is famous in the cinema for having lent its name and its scenery to the film “Les demoiselles de Rochefort”, it is also and above all a unique city of Art and History.
It is strongly marked by the imprint of Colbert, statesman of Louis XIV. In the 17th century, he had the naval arsenal built there, which hosted the reconstruction of the famous frigate Hermione.
By bike or on foot, you can easily enjoy the charms of this human-sized city. There are many museums such as the Navy Museum, the Old Naval Medical School, the Corderie Royale and the International Maritime Center. The architecture of the place is remarkable and the atmosphere of its streets authentic. Take some time to stroll around its marina, located in the heart of the city. The Hermione is often moored there, so you may come across her!
Rochefort is also the ideal starting point for all your visits to the Charente estuary. Leave the city via the transporter bridge, a unique structure inaugurated more than 120 years ago, of which only 8 remain in the world today.