The Royal Rope Making Factory - International Maritime Centre, Rochefort (17300)

Description

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 (Pass sanitaire required)
- the Store of ropes
- the restaurant "Les Longitudes"

Pass "Arsenal des Mers" available from April to October (Rope-Making Factory, Hermione Workshops, Periscope and National Marine Museum) / Subject to change

More information on arsenaldesmers.fr

Dispositions spéciales COVID 19

Nous adaptons les conditions d'accueil et de visites aux contraintes sanitaires afin de permettre des conditions de travail et de visites les plus sécurisées et confortables possibles. Affichage des gestes barrières/Désinfection des terminaux de paiement/Distanciation respectée/Entrée différente de la sortie/Fléchage / marquage au sol/Groupes réduits /Nombre de personnes limitées/Horaires aménagés/Le personnel accueille avec des masques/Masques obligatoires à prévoir pour les clients/Mode de paiement sans contact/Respect du "protocole sanitaire" ministériel/Séparations en plexiglass à l'accueil.

Languages spoken

Français, Anglais, Espagnol, Allemand

Labels and chains

Hearing disability, Mental disability, Physical disability, Visual disability, Indoor, Qualité Tourisme™, Accueil Vélo, Protocoles sanitaires de l'Etat, La Vélodyssée, La Flow Vélo, Trésors de Saintonge

Equipments & services

Picnic area, Toilets, Exhibition space, Car park, Film room, Parking, Educational visits, Shop, Wi-fi

Conditions of visit

Unguided individual tours available permanently, Guided group tours obligatory

On-site activities

Activity, Children's entertainment, Temporary exhibition, Exposition permanente

Downloadable documents

Rates (€)

Reduced price: 8 €
Adult: 10 €
Child (6-15 years): 6 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Chèques Culture
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Check

Opening

From 07/03 to 08/04/2022
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 09/04 to 08/05/2022
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 09/05 to 07/07/2022
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 08/07 to 31/08/2022, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/12/2022, daily.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.

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