Hèbre Museum

Discovering the treasures of Rochefort and elsewhere.

€4.00 €1.00 Free with the Pass!


63 avenue Charles De Gaulle
17300 Rochefort

05 46 82 91 60

Hèbre is a site designed by the architect Pierre Louis Faloci to house the Museum of Art and History and the Heritage Department, whose exhibitions offer complementary views of the city's history.

Its history, in connection with the arsenal, is evoked thanks to the relief map of Rochefort, nearly 5 meters wide, made by the engineer Touboulic in 1835.
There is also a collection of paintings, as well as non-European collections, with a space devoted to contemporary Kanak culture and an exceptional collection of Australian Aboriginal art.
Among these works, an exceptional collection of Australian paintings on Arnhem Land bark which constitutes the second most important collection in France after the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum.

A space dedicated to Pierre Loti retraces the life of this traveler writer, from his childhood "little museum" to his costumes, through his career as a sailor and his taste for social events.
This chronological tour is associated with a 3D virtual visit of this "world house", accompanied by a guide who recounts the history of its decorations and the parties it hosted.
It offers a total immersion in a most astonishing atmosphere.

Opening period

From 01/02 to 31/12
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Whit Monday, May 1st and December 25th.