Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente
Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente is part of the Tentative list of France in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the state party.
- ●● Tentative
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Clyde Malta 25.07.16
I visited this tentative WHS in July 2016. I visited by car from La Rochelle and stopped for a couple of hours before heading towards Royan. The main sight is the Arsenal Archway together with the maritime buildings as well as and the nearby Maritime Museum however most tourists visit Rochefort to see Hermione in the docks, a beautifully reconstructed replica of the 1779 Concorde class 12-pounder frigate. I enjoyed my visit although I think there are already too many inscribed maritime/naval WHS and this site wouldn't add anything new.
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- 2002 - Submitted