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Excursion by electric minibus - From Rochefort to Brouage, history with a capital H

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Excursion by electric minibus - From Rochefort to Brouage, history with a capital H
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2 quai Georges Simenon - Le Gabut
17000 - La Rochelle
All-inclusive excursion by electric van: spend a day discovering the region's emblematic monuments: France's only working transporter bridge, the imposing Corderie Royale and Brouage, "France's most beautiful village".
Sundays in May, June and September*; Mondays in July and August; in small groups (8 people max.), our driver accompanies you along the route to tell you the secrets of the destination.

* except Sunday May 26.

- Minibus transport
- Accompanying driver
- Free visit of the Corderie Royale (1h)
- Crossing of the Charente River (round trip) aboard the Pont Transbordeur gondola and discovery of the Maison du Pont (Bridge House)
- Local lunch at a restaurant in Brouage: special Ocean Van menu with choice of dishes, 1 gourmet coffee/tea (drinks not included) --> Please let us know if you have any allergies. (
- Guided tour of the Citadelle of Brouage
- Self-guided tour of the "Brouage se la raconte" exhibition in the Halle aux Vivres.
- Local guide: tours in French (English translation by driver-accompanist available on request).
- Schedule 9.15am - 6.00pm

Program for the day:
9:15 am: Departure from La Rochelle Tourist Office
(Meet 15 minutes before)

10:00 am: Self-guided tour of the Corderie Royale, the longest rope factory in Europe in the 17th century (374 m). Between workshops, ropes, museums, gardens, exhibitions and events, immerse yourself in the history of the extraordinary construction of this 350-year-old building on its oak raft.

11.15 am: Crossing the Charente on board the "Pont Transbordeur" gondola. This bridge, built under the direction of engineer Arnodin, was inaugurated in 1900. Made popular by Jacques Demy and his film "Les demoiselles de Rochefort", it is today the last remaining example of this type of metal construction in France.

Afterwards, take a self-guided tour of the "Maison du Transbordeur", where you'll learn all about the history of the Transporter Bridge and the major stages in its renovation. In 2024, an exhibition will pay tribute to the inventor of the Transporter Bridge on the occasion of the centenary of his death.

12:45/13:00: In the heart of the citadel of Brouage, share a meal with local flavors in a family atmosphere --> Please let us know if you have any allergies. (

2:30pm: Guided tour of the Citadelle of Brouage, a stronghold in the heart of the marshlands, classified as "France's most beautiful village".

6pm: Return to La Rochelle Tourist Office.
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140€ Adult
Périodes d'ouvertures
From 01/05 to 30/06/2024, every Sunday between 9.15 am and 6 pm except on 26/05.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024, every Monday between 9.15 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2024, every Sunday between 9.15 am and 6 pm.

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01/05/2024 - 30/06/2024
01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024
01/09/2024 - 30/09/2024
La Rochelle Tourisme & Événements