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Musée Maritime de La Rochelle
Musée Maritime de La Rochelle

Musée Maritime de La Rochelle

Musée Maritime de La Rochelle
Place Bernard Moitessier
17000 - La Rochelle
Discover La Rochelle and its ports with the permanent exhibition "La Rochelle, daughter of the sea" and the visit of ships, including the France 1, a famous weather frigate.

Discover La Rochelle and its ports in the large gallery of pavilions: The exhibition inaugurated in 2015 presents La Rochelle "daughter of the sea", shaped and moulded over the course of the maritime adventures and conquests of the men who built it. Models, photos, engravings, testimonies and objects will take you on a journey from the origins of La Rochelle in the year 1000 to the fascinating discovery of the life of the trades in contemporary ports.
A heritage to experience, ships to explore and visit: The France 1, a meteorological frigate classified as a historical monument and a true emblem of the Museum, can be visited from the engine room to the commander's bridge, inviting you to discover the life on board of sailors and weather engineers. You can also climb on the deck of a real trawler or on the deck of a harbour tug.
The Maritime Museum is also a living and sailing heritage, with exceptional classic yachts from private owners being welcomed on its quaysides.
Events, evening events, opening hours and museum fees: contact the La Rochelle Tourist Office for more information.

Climate and Ocean Exhibition, the first major French exhibition dedicated to the climate and the ocean. Immersive, aesthetic and participative, the exhibition is built on a solid scientific foundation established by a committee of experts.

Closed on Tuesdays in low season.
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Opening From 01/11 to 31/12/2021 between 10 am and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.


Full price: 11 €
Child: 8.50 €
Large family: 7.50 €.

Free entry for Job-seeker, the students, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 10 people.


Coach parking
Film room
Car park
Picnic area
Meeting room



Proposed activities

Handicrafts workshops
Temporary exhibition


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


In centre of town
Town location
Sea view
Vue panoramique

Spoken languages


Payment method

Bank/credit card
Chèques Vacances

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