The Royal Rope Making Factory - International Maritime Centre

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In the heart of the Dockyard of Colbert, discover the Royal Rope-Making Factory built in 1666 by order of the Sun-King, Louis XIV . For two centuries, the site has made the cordages for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy. 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"


On-site activities

Activity
Children's entertainment
Temporary exhibition
Permanent exhibition

Facilities & services

Picnic area
Film room
Exhibition space
Toilets
Car park
Pay car park
Coach parking
Parking
Wi-fi
Shop
Guided tours
Educational visits
Pets welcome

Type of customer

Groups
Home school groups
Specially for children
Children
Special rate for jobseekers
Students
Special rate for disabled people

Environment

Town location In centre of town Waterside Riverside Close to a public transportation Cycle track/route within 500 m Close to pleasure port Overview on river

Opening time

From 10/02 to 10/03/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on 10/02 and 11/02.

From 13/03 to 29/03/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 30/03 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 01/09/2024, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 02/09 to 03/11/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 06/11 to 20/12/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 21/12/2024 to 05/01/2025
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Prices & payment methods

- Reduced price8,50 €
- Adult10 €
- Disabled6 €
- Child5 € - 6 €
Family rate: €26 for 2 adults + 2 to 5 children
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