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The Hermione, the frigate of freedom

Join the frigate Hermione in its human and maritime adventure. Follow its trip and visit the frigate in the Naval Dockyard of Rochefort.

The Hermione's replica has fascinated the world since the beginning of its construction. The frigate succeeded the mad challenge of bringing together, on the same site, the know-how of craftsmen and the loyalty of the public, who came and is still coming in great numbers and who have followed the reconstruction of the frigate for 20 years.

In 2018, the frigate Hermione once again sails away from Rochefort, for another expedition. This time, the frigate sets sails for the Mediterranean Sea. 120 days, 350 seamen ready to take the sea... 100 of them were even trained to sail in Rochefort with the partnermanship of the International Organisation of La Francophonie. 

The frigate Hermione leaves its home port, Rochefort, for a period of 4 months, starting in February.

The frigate of Freedom will be back from its journey on Saturday, June 16th. While you wait for her return to Rochefort, watch below her departure and sailing away on the Charente river.

 

 

In 2015, young novice sailors braved the second challenge, under the command of Yann Cariou: to sail this puzzle of 400 000 pieces of wood, carried by 2 200m2 of sails!

These 21st century gabiers tell with force and emotion their Transatlantic journey in the footsteps of La Fayette and the moving encounters of the stops on the American east coast.

Now it's your turn to embark aboard this mythical ship. The crackling of the wood will tell you all about its travels ... You will know everything about the history of the frigate Hermione!