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Pont Transbordeur

Historic site and monument ,  Children's museum ,  Transportation ,  Bridge ,  Listed or registered (CNMHS) at Rochefort
  • Built by Ferdinand Arnodin in 1900, the Pont Transbordeur, (a masterpiece of metallic architecture), is the last working construction of its type in France.
    Towering 50m above the Charente, the bridge crossed the river without disturbing inland navigation between the Arsenal, the port, and the estuary.

    Built in 1900 by Ferdinand Arnodin and dominating the Charente river, it facilitated the crossing of the river without hampering the river navigation between the Naval Dockyard, the port...
    Built by Ferdinand Arnodin in 1900, the Pont Transbordeur, (a masterpiece of metallic architecture), is the last working construction of its type in France.
    Towering 50m above the Charente, the bridge crossed the river without disturbing inland navigation between the Arsenal, the port, and the estuary.

    Built in 1900 by Ferdinand Arnodin and dominating the Charente river, it facilitated the crossing of the river without hampering the river navigation between the Naval Dockyard, the port and the estuary.
    Emblem of the Great Site of the Estuary of the Charente - Arsenal of Rochefort, it is a masterpiece of the metallic architecture and the last work of this type in France.
    From the summer 2020, the gondola will cross the river for pedestrians and cyclists only. Ticket office next to the boarding dock in Rochefort or in the visitor centre in Echillais.
    Tariffs : 2 € single ticket, 3 € return ticket, 2 € return ticket children from 6 to 11, free for children under 6.

    La Maison du Transbordeur is the visitor centre on Echillais' bank where you will discover the history of the bridge. Free entrance.
    Classified as a Historic Monument, the Pont Transbordeur and the 7 others Transporter Bridge around the world claim to be listed as UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing impaired
    • Mentally impaired
    • Mobility impaired
    • Visually impaired
  • Equipment
    • Boutiques
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
    • Self-guided visits
Rates
Payment methods
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    3 €
  • Child rate
    2 €
  • Group rate
    2.50 €
  • Free
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4 comments
Excellent
  • Pont

    Très bonne journée les équipes sont très gentils et très competant

  • Impressionnant

    Ce pont est impressionnant et son histoire très intéressante, je ne connaissais pas du tout ce système de pont.

  • Formidable

    Superbe passage de la Charente parfaitement entretenu. Un bonheur pour les vélocipédistes...:)

  • Pont transbordeur

    Pont insolite à voir absolument !!! Les personnes ayant construit ce pont ont été bien inspirées...

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