Rochefort is a small town rich in heritage and history, located just 30 minutes south of La Rochelle, on the port of Charente. A tour is essential!
It was in 1666 that the city of Rochefort acquired its current significance. In fact, it was on this date that Colbert, then minister of Louis XIV, decided to set up the largest naval and military arsenal of the Kingdom there. Today, the Corderie Royale and the Arsenal which stretch along the Charente port are the jewels of this era and will allow you to take a dive into the atmosphere of this royal city. Around the naval industry a city with straight streets was built, marked by the passage of many travellers, including Pierre Loti. You can visit the house of this famous naval officer and writer. Do not forget to stroll through the Jardin des Retours, which celebrates the time when boats were returning to fill the garden with rare plants.
In order to discover the city and drop your suitcases, stay at a hotel in Rochefort.