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The Seas Dockyard

Museum ,  History ,  Military ,  Maritime history in Rochefort
  • Embark on the maritime adventure of the Arsenal des Mers for a day!
    In this natural and heritage setting on the banks of the Charente, discover all the secrets of the maritime adventures that have taken place in Rochefort's arsenal over the last 350 years.
    Today, you're the captain, the coxswain and the sailor!

    At the Corderie Royale, you can try your hand at the skills of the spinners and rope makers, and at the Musée National de la Marine, you can learn all about history from the rich...
    Embark on the maritime adventure of the Arsenal des Mers for a day!
    In this natural and heritage setting on the banks of the Charente, discover all the secrets of the maritime adventures that have taken place in Rochefort's arsenal over the last 350 years.
    Today, you're the captain, the coxswain and the sailor!

    At the Corderie Royale, you can try your hand at the skills of the spinners and rope makers, and at the Musée National de la Marine, you can learn all about history from the rich heritage collections. If you dare, climb the Accro-Mâts, a course up to 30 m high! In July and August, plunge into an enchanted universe on the theme of the ocean on the Oceana Lumina night-time trail.

    Finally, take advantage of the new 2024 trail: La Fabrique de l'Arsenal (The Arsenal Factory), with its exhibition areas ranging from wooden boats to metal ships, including the dry docks and the curious role of the gateboat (exhibition in collaboration with the Heritage Department). Discover the Navy's espionage techniques at the giant Periscope and climb aboard the boat Noé!
  • Environment
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Close to pleasure port
    • Overview on river
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
Services
  • Activities
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Shows
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Concert
    • History
    • Heritage
    • Plastic arts
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Car park
    • Public WC
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Online payment
  • Contactless payment
  • Rates
    The Arsenal des Mers brings together various sites and activities:
    La Fabrique de l'Arsenal: €10/adult, €8.50 special rate, €7/children aged 6 to 15.
    Oceana Lumina: €12/adult, €10 special rate, €7/children aged 6 to 15.
    L'accro-mâts for children aged 7 and over and Drôle de quai for children aged 3 to 6: €16/adult, €15 for children aged 7 and over, €6 for children aged 3 to 6.
    La Corderie Royale: €10/adult, €8.50 special rate, €6/children aged 6 to 15.
    The Musée National de la Marine: €8/adult, €6 with the privilege card, free for under-26s.
    Dramatised tour of La Fayette, hero of 2 worlds: €10/adult, €8 special rate, €6/child aged 5 to 17.
    Guided tour of Rochefort, King Louis XIV's dream: €6.50/adult, €5.50 special rate, free for under-18s.
Openings
Openings
  • From February 10, 2024 until December 24, 2024
    Open Everyday
    * Please contact us for more information on the opening times of our sites.
  • From December 26, 2024 until December 31, 2024
    Open Everyday
    * Please contact us for more information on the opening times of our sites.