Gite in the Charente Maritime

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The Charente Maritime is part of the Poitou-Charentes, situated on the Atlantic coast, the capital is La Rochelle.

Rochefort
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Rochefort bridge
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Rochefort bridge
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Cordial
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Port

Rochefort a town of history and art, an old naval port.

Visit 'La Corderie Royale' a museum of rope manufactory which was created in the 17th century and is now the finest treasure of the maritime heritage park. Designed to appeal to schoolchildren on discovery classes, the rope making industry is explained clearly with both materials and tecniques which date back to Louis X1V to the present day oil driven machines. Within the building of the Corderie Royal is the headquarters for the bird protection society known as, the LPO.

Enjoy 'Le Jardin des Retours' a garden with an exotic landscape skillfully created using every day plants.

Visit L'Hermione a large 17th century ship that was La Fayette's frigate and is being rebuilt. This is a magnificent site and challenge and one day it is hoped that L'Hermione will set sail to Boston.