The Arsenal des Mers

Step into the legend maker ! It is here, in Rochefort, that your maritime adventure begins.

Head to the Arsenal des Mers in Rochefort to experience your own maritime adventure ! Step into the shoes of an engineer, sailor, captain or inventor on your extraordinary expedition !

The Arsenal des Mers :  several exceptional sites to visit

The Corderie Royale, the National Marine Museum, the Accro-mâts and the Fabrique de l'Arsenal : "YOUR MARITIME ADVENTURE begins HERE" !

Cradle of the frigate Hermione and the Naval Dockyard desired by Louis XIV, Rochefort invites you on an extraordinary expedition. The Arsenal des Mers site has been deploying a whole new tourist offer in partnership with the remarkable sites of the dockyard.

An exceptional heritage of over 350 years, this place is a must-see in the Rochefort Ocean destination. It offers an experience not to be missed under any circumstances.

 An immersive maritime experience

The 4 sites offer an immersive experience in the maritime world : guided tours and workshops are available for each site. 

You must visit the National Marine Museum to understand the history of the dockyard in Rochefort ; the Corderie Royale reveals the secrets of ropes and marine knots ; the Fabrique de l'Arsenal will allows you to :
- discover and test eight techniques to see without being spotted and to communicate without being deciphered with the periscope !
- visit exhibitions about the rebuilding of the frigate Hermione and the navy know-how
- visit the boat "Noé", former Faroese fishing vessel (to be confirmed)

On the banks of the Charente, the Arsenal des Mers is also a nod to the river and its estuary, recalling the importance of the Navy, of the maritime world anchored in Rochefort ; this dockyard has always been intended to open itself towards the sea, travel, expeditions...


BUY your  ticket through the Rochefort Océan Tourist Office.
Take advantage of the reduced rate with the Privilege Card!

"Mondays of Arsenal" in summertime

Every Monday, in July and August , the evenings come alive in the dockyard : take part in the many shows : Concerts, story telling, outdoor cinema, escape game... This summer, you know where to go on Monday evenings !

NEW ! Since last year, Oceana Lumina, the nocturnal show in the Naval Dockyard, combining lighting, soundscapes, music, video and special effects ... a unique show in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.