Interpretation Center
in ROCHEFORT

Corderie Royale – Centre International de la Mer

A royal factory created by Louis XIV, the rope factory was formerly used to make ropes for naval sailboats. It lived its golden age during the time of the sailing navy, from approximately 1669 to 1862.
Today, the Corderie is a listed building and the largest historic site in Rochefort.
The permanent exhibition presents the history of ropemaking to you, through an immersive audiovisual show. Then three workshops: spinning, stitching and seamanship where the work of the hand and the transformation of the “hemp” material are at the heart of the system.
Holographic theater, manipulations, digital devices and rope-making demonstrations complete your visit.

Panta rhei [Everything flows], temporary exhibition until January 5, 2025
Exhibition by Hicham Berrada, visual artist.
We speak: English, Spanish

Themes:

  • History
  • Maritime
  • Services

Visit

Minimum group size: 30 people

Prices

Payment methods

  • Payment cards
  • French bank and postal checks
  • French "Chèques vacances"
  • Cash

Services

Equipments

  • Accessible by stroller
  • Picnic area.
  • Bar cafeteria tea room
  • Coach parking
  • Catering

Services

  • Shop
  • Playground
  • Wi-Fi

Adapted tourism

  • Hearing impairment
  • Mental handicap
  • Physical disability
  • Visual impairment

Address

Rue Audebert
17300 ROCHEFORT
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