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The Royal Rope Making Factory - International Maritime Centre

Museum ,  History ,  Maritime history ,  Private museum in Rochefort
  • In the heart of the Dockyard of Colbert, discover the Royal Rope-Making Factory which was built in 1666 by order of Louis XIV. For two centuries, the Royal Rope Making made the ropes for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

    At the beginning of the tour, an immersive show plunges you into the history of the Royal Rope-Making Factory.
    Over the course of the workshops and interactive experiments, (re)discover the primary function of the building, which transformed the material through...
    In the heart of the Dockyard of Colbert, discover the Royal Rope-Making Factory which was built in 1666 by order of Louis XIV. For two centuries, the Royal Rope Making made the ropes for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

    At the beginning of the tour, an immersive show plunges you into the history of the Royal Rope-Making Factory.
    Over the course of the workshops and interactive experiments, (re)discover the primary function of the building, which transformed the material through its different stages : spinning, forming and seating.
    Tactile manipulations, image projection, educational kiosks, interactive games, optical theatre. . . A series of experiments awaits you to understand the history of rope-making.

    And also:
    - temporary exhibitions
    - a bookshop specialized in the maritime field
    - the Store of ropes
    - the restaurant "Les Longitudes"
  • Environment
    • Close to pleasure port
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Overview on river
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
    • Town location
    • Riverside
    • Waterside
    • In centre of town
  • Spoken languages
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 50  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Equipment
    • Car park
    • Pay car park
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Film room
    • Picnic area
    • Exhibition space
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • In a rucksack
    • Educational visits
    • Shop
    • Wi-fi
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • From January 10, 2024 to January 5, 2025
  • Reduced price
    8.50 €

    • Jobseekers, students, Maison du curiste, Pass-Time card

  • Adult
    10 €

    • 9€ with Privilege Card

  • Child
    From 5 € to 6 €

    • 5€ with Privilege Card

  • Disabled
    6 €
  • Family rate: €26 for 2 adults + 2 to 5 children
Openings
  • From February 10, 2024
    until March 10, 2024
  • From March 13, 2024
    until March 29, 2024
  • From March 30, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
  • From July 1, 2024
    until September 1, 2024
  • From September 2, 2024
    until November 3, 2024
  • From November 6, 2024
    until December 20, 2024
  • From December 21, 2024
    until January 5, 2025
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