Visit the last Transporter Bridge in France

Discover this imposing metallic work, unique in France, which transformed the passage of the Charente in the 19th century!

The Transporter Bridge under renovation

Since November 2016, the last Transporter Bridge in France that spans over the Charente river is under renovation.

Due to the major work done to offer it a second youth, crossings on the bridge are interrupted for a limited time of 3 years.

However, the Interpretation Center «  Maison du Transbordeur », on the bank of Echillais, welcomes you from April to November. There, you’ll discover everything about this bridge, which completely changed the way of life of people on both sides of the Charente river.


A site in the making that can be visited

On the right bank of the Charente river, in Rochefort, follow the major steps of this worksite: the « nacelle » deposited on the banks of the Charente, the restoration of the equipment ...

During the works, follow Ferdinand Arnodin during a theatrical visit. An invitation to travel through history and anecdotes, every Thursday from April to September.

Remember to book your theatrical visit at the Tourist Office Rochefort Ocean or at the Maison du Transbordeur.

Crossing of the Charente with the river shuttle "Rivéo"

During the renovation of the bridge, cross the Charente river from Rochefort or Echillais aboard the river shuttle « Arnodin ».