Discover Art and History
You enter the world of travel, the world of great scientific expeditions of the 17th and 18th centuries. Paintings, masks, jewels, maps, ethnological objects and statues brought back from the South and China, are Rochefort's heritage of these expeditions around around the world.
Upstairs, the engineer Touboulic takes you in the streets of the new town with a 3D map of Rochefort, made in 1835 !
Virtual tour of Pierre Loti's house
All new at the museum ! Take part in the 3D virtual tour of the house of Pierre Loti, academician and naval officer, but not only... He was also a great traveler, a reporter, a designer, a photographer passionate about art and his native house in the town centre, closed since 2009 to do some work on it in order to save it.
Enter in a space dedicated to Pierre Loti and discover "The small museum" and the secret garden of Julien Viaud, step into the intimacy of the writer. Discover his personnal possesions, his costumes, his testaments of his travels in the world.
La Fayette, here he comes !
In the land of the frigate Hermione, La Fayette has returned! In 2017, discover the exhibition "La traversée d'un vie" (the "crossing of a life").
Follow this "Hero of the Two Worlds" in his political journey around the world.
From 14 June to 1 October 2017, you will be transported by this "great personage of history", first and foremost an American icon, an aristocrat who wanted to be the French "Washington", declared a traitor of the nation.
Many French and American museums, private collections contribute to this precious exhibition, 320 m², personal items, models, stories, caricatures, anecdotal sketches, weapons, furniture ...