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Corderie Royale, Rochefort

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Corderie Royale, a vast complex filled with museums and architecture, attracts as many as 150,000 yearly visitors. First built in 1666, the complex was spearheaded by architect François Blondel. After a brief strike that stopped construction, the structure was built by a team of 700 workers, who finally completed the project in 1669. Restoration of the site began in 1976 and ended in 1988, transforming the site into a hub for culture and history. Add Corderie Royale and other attractions to your Rochefort trip itinerary using our Rochefort itinerary maker.
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  • This museum is an almost impossible mission: make it interesting the manufacturing of ropes! The Museum is very interesting and interactive - modern very well explaining the history of the building and the manufacturing of ropes but... We expect a huge room of the length of the building and with a view of the frame: well no, the Museum is rather small, nice, but small and closer "to a cellar" (the black ceiling does not see the frame) that what we can imagine looking at the building from outside the building is beautiful, but he enjoys outside! And so free there is a wonderful Bookstore on the sea with a huge choice... but same is free this visit is so a ticket Advisor paired with Hermione (delta cost is low) - visiting "simple" it would be a little expensive
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  • Having visited several times the Corderie Royale, I decided to take my wife and our daughter visit this wonderful building, and especially the exhibition on the rope that is there. Having described them the content of the show, everyone seemed happy to go there. Upon entering the building for the visit, I immediately notice many changes... Better, indeed the audiovisual is very present and very educational. At the end of 2 small rooms everyone has understood how to make a rope: the cultivation of hemp, the weavings. There are also demonstrations of nodes and marine weavings, with possibility to buy in the shop at the exit of the Museum (last of the made in france!). There, we were surprised, is having to go through many venues of contemporary art exhibition... We expected the rest of the Museum... And not well... Arrived in the shop, I felt frustrated. The big mistake that has been made in this reshuffle is not respecting the volumes of this building (it was better before on this subject). You have to imagine, but it's impossible in the current configuration, braidings necessary lengths that were produced in these workshops... The sheer scale of the building is completely forgotten, it feels like a Museum of shoemaking. Such a shame! Go, anyway, not forgetting the length of 374 meters building! It isn't that our feelings.
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  • very nice and well commented for the guided part, you can see workers making different kinds of nodes.
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  • A unique building of its kind that plays with the prospects with ease. Here the rope of mistress and comes to infinity. His story is exciting as well as the art of the nodes.
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  • Really disappointed to see this beautiful building any valued. We see only a third party because the rest is occupied by offices. The restoration of the building was made quickly in misery cache mode. € 9 (€ 8 for teenagers) to see that it is three times too much. Fortunately, the outside is there to make some forget the scam.
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  • Beautiful
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  • Very nice summer, places of entertainment and relaxation
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