The Royal Rope Making Factory - International Maritime Centre

Historical sites

In the heart of the Dockyard of Colbert, discover the Royal Rope-Making Factory built in 1666 by order of the Sun-King, Louis XIV . For two centuries, the site has made the cordages for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

€10.00 €6.00 €6.00 Free with the Pass!

Contact


rue Audebert
BP 50108
17300 Rochefort

05 46 87 01 90
contact@corderie-royale.com
https://www.corderie-royale.com

In the heart of Colbert's Arsenal, discover the Corderie Royale built in 1666 by order of Louis XIV. For two centuries, the Corderie Royale manufactured ropes for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

At the beginning of the visit, an immersive show immerses you in the history of the Corderie Royale.
Through workshops and interactive experiences, (re)discover the primary function of the building, that of the transformation of the material through its different stages: spinning, committing and seamanship.
Tactile manipulations, image projection, edutainment terminals, interactive games, optical theater... A series of experiences awaits you to understand the history of the rope factory.

And also :
¤ temporary exhibitions
¤ a bookshop specialized in the maritime field
¤ the Rope Shop
¤ the restaurant Les Longitudes

Opening period

From 30/03 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 01/09/2024, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 02/09 to 03/11/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 06/11 to 20/12/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 21/12/2024 to 05/01/2025
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Corderie Royale

In the heart of the Dockyard of Colbert, discover the Royal Rope-Making Factory built in 1666 by order of the Sun-King, Louis XIV . For two centuries, the site has made the cordages for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

In the heart of Colbert's Arsenal, discover the Corderie Royale built in 1666 by order of Louis XIV. For two centuries, the Corderie Royale manufactured ropes for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

At the beginning of the visit, an immersive show immerses you in the history of the Corderie Royale.
Through workshops and interactive experiences, (re)discover the primary function of the building, that of the transformation of the material through its different stages: spinning, committing and seamanship.
Tactile manipulations, image projection, edutainment terminals, interactive games, optical theater... A series of experiences awaits you to understand the history of the rope factory.

And also :
¤ temporary exhibitions
¤ a bookshop specialized in the maritime field
¤ the Rope Shop
¤ the restaurant Les Longitudes

Opening period

From 30/03 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 01/09/2024, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 02/09 to 03/11/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 06/11 to 20/12/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 21/12/2024 to 05/01/2025
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Spoken languages

German, English, Spanish, French