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Arsenal des Mers
Arsenal des Mers

Arsenal des Mers

Arsenal des Mers
Arsenal Maritime
17300 - Rochefort
Embark on the maritime adventure of the Arsenal des Mers for a day !

From the Hermione to the Corderie Royale and the Musée National de la Marine, discover all the secrets of the great maritime adventures that have taken place in this arsenal over the past 350 years. Today, in this exceptional natural and heritage setting nestled on the banks of the Charente, you are the captain, the sailor, the explorer and the engineer!

Discover L'Hermione, the replica of an 18th century three-masted ship, her voyages, her crew and life on board. Access the two upper decks of the frigate! Inside the Corderie Royale, try out the skills of the spinner, meet the sailors and their world of marine knots and discover the secrets of hemp, from the fibre to the rigging... In 2021: the artist Federica MATTA interprets the spirit of the place with all her imagination.
To understand the history of the arsenal, the Musée national de la Marine opens the doors of its rich heritage collections.

New in 2021: access to the giant periscope. Experiment and manipulate the Machines de l'Arsenal to discover the principles of observation and communication in the Navy!

Day pass = 1 access to the Corderie Royale, the Hermione and the Musée de la Marine in the same day.

Also available :
- Multi-day pass (1 access to each site on different days) .
- Season Pass (unlimited access to each site until Jan. 2, 2022, does not include guided tours, workshops, the night show or the Accro-mâts) .
- Day (or multi-day) pass + guided tour
- Day pass (or multi-day pass) + Accro-mâts
Please note that the opening days and times are different for each site.
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Opening From 06/07 to 29/08/2021, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 30/08 to 15/10/2021, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 16/10 to 01/11/2021, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 02/11 to 17/12/2021, every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6 pm.

From 18/12/2021 to 02/01/2022, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.


Reduced price: 20 €
Adult: 22 €
Child (6-15 years): 16 €.

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


Public WC
Car park


Booking of general amenities

Proposed activities

Children's entertainment
Temporary exhibition
Entertainment evenings
Handicrafts workshops
Exposition permanente


Educational visits
Themed tour
Guided tours
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request


In centre of town
Town location
Close to a public transportation
Close to pleasure port
Overview on river
Piste/parcours cyclable à moins de 500 m

Payment method

Bank/credit card
Chèques Vacances
Online payment

Accueil de groupes loisirs

Guided group tours on request

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