The Seas Dockyard

De la CORDERIE ROYALE, au MUSÉE DE LA MARINE, jusqu'en haut de l'ACCRO-MATS, embarquez pour une journée et une soirée dans l'aventure maritime. Découvrez tous les secrets des aventures maritimes nées dans l’arsenal.

20% discount with the city pass La Rochelle Océan Pass

€18.00 €14.40 €16.00 €12.80


Arsenal Maritime
place Amiral Dupont
17300 Rochefort

05 46 87 01 90

Embark on the maritime adventure of the Arsenal des Mers for a day!
In this natural and patrimonial setting on the banks of the Charente, discover all the secrets of the maritime adventures born in the Rochefort arsenal over the last 350 years.

Today, you are the captain, the ship's master, the sailor!

At the CORDERIE ROYALE, test the skills of the spinners and tailors and discover a temporary exhibition of contemporary art Bathyskaphos by the artist Elsa Guillaume, at the MUSÉE NATIONAL DE LA MARINE, understand the history thanks to the rich heritage collections, and finally, experiment with the inventions of the Navy in the GIANT PERISCOPE. If you dare, climb the ACCRO-MÂTS, a 30 m high course!
For a day and an evening full of maritime sensations, the enchanted night course OCEANA LUMINA uses the magic of sound, light and video to awaken your childlike soul.

Featured this summer, El Galeón Andalucía
The replica of a Spanish galleon docks in the Napoleon III dry dock in the heart of the Arsenal of the Seas. El Galeón Andalucía is a reconstruction of a 16th century ship, one of those that for 300 years linked Asia, Mexico and Spain and that through their navigations across the oceans carried the ideas and cultures of the peoples. This replica of a merchant ship with the appearance of a pirate ship has 6 decks, 7 sails and 930 m2 of sail area. The explanations given to the visitors will allow them to understand another history of the navy, that of trade and piracy.

Please note that the opening days and times are different depending on the season and the sites

Opening period

From 05/02 to 31/12/2022, daily.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.