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Guided tour of La Rochelle The splendor of merchants in the 18th century
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Guided tour of La Rochelle The splendor of merchants in the 18th century

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Immerse yourself in the daily life and splendor of the La Rochelle merchant elite of the 18th century alongside Suzanne Van Hoogwerff, daughter of a merchant. From one mansion to another, Suzanne, in costume, will guide you in the footsteps of this merchant elite who made their fortune, like her father, thanks to the white gold of Santo Domingo: sugar. She will tell you about her daily life, meetings in small societies, the role of women, the entertainment of the time, the small arrangements and the strategies to integrate this privileged environment. Growing up in this environment, she knows all the secrets and will share them with you until the slave revolt which will lead to many bankruptcies including that of her family. 1h45 visit in small groups for adults and children over 8 years old.
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Duration: 1h 45m
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Live guide: French
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Start:
  • 42 Quai Duperré, 17000 La Rochelle, France
    The meeting will be place Barentin, at the foot of the Admiral Duperré statue, in front of the big clock on the port side in La Rochelle
End:
  • 10 Rue Fleuriau, 17000 La Rochelle, France
    The visit will end in the courtyard of the current New World Museum, Hôtel Fleuriau.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
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  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

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  • 42 Quai Duperré, 17000 La Rochelle, France
    The meeting will be place Barentin, at the foot of the Admiral Duperré statue, in front of the big clock on the port side in La Rochelle
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  • 10 Rue Fleuriau, 17000 La Rochelle, France
    The visit will end in the courtyard of the current New World Museum, Hôtel Fleuriau.

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Sophie
La Rochelle, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
What a delight to follow Françoise alias Suzanne Van Hoogwerff through the streets of La Rochelle to discover the life of 18th century merchants and enter into their intimacy. The entire social life of this era is reborn as if by magic with the talent of our guide. We are drawn into the great history of triangular trade, trading with the islands and the little secrets of this hierarchical class. Thank you for this journey through time, which can be recommended without moderation!
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Written November 11, 2023
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Companion41881587170
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I wanted to thank epock tour and especially Séverin who was very pleasant, welcoming and professional. I really liked the playful side. The possibility of immersion very funny and informative at the same time. A very rewarding and fun experience. I highly recommend
Google
Written September 28, 2023
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Catherine B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A journey into the past with an exciting guide. Anecdotes, discoveries... We take a new look at our city. Very good idea for this kind of visit. I recommend and I will make others with pleasure.

Google
Written September 17, 2023
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CAHAN B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very interesting and exciting visit. Our speaker guide knows her subject perfectly and transmits all her passion to her audience with subtle role play.
Google
Written August 15, 2023
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Didier
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Visite très intéressante!
La conférencière est excellente, très pédagogue, prête à répondre à toutes nos questions! Bref je recommande cette visite tout comme la visite "La Rochelle, capitale protestante du Royaume de France à la Renaissance"
Written July 20, 2023
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Jean-Christophe R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Très interessante visite menée par une conférencière qui connaît bien son sujet, le tout dans une ambiance simple et ludique. Très bonne opportunité de rentrer à l’intérieur de ces belles demeures rochelaises, en compagnie des propriétaires.
Written June 23, 2023
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Annick S
Chiang Mai, Thailand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Avec des amis américains de passage, nous avons fait 2 tours : La Rochelle capitale protestante, puis Le faste des négociants. Nous avons adoré les deux ! Notre guide a une grande connaissance de l'histoire de La Rochelle, et de la France en général, et la manière dont elle raconte autant les grands événements que de petites anectodes, en se mettant dans la peau d'un personnage, était géniale ! Elle parle aussi un excellent anglais et a gentiment traduit pour mes amis les mots qu'ils comprenaient pas. Maintenant, moi qui viens souvent à La Rochelle, je la vois d'un autre oeil. Félicitations à notre guide, les tours de cette qualité sont très rares !
Written June 6, 2023
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Céline V
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
La guide est une passionnée de l’histoire et avec mon ami, nous avons trouvé les 2 tours (Faste des négociations et La Rochelle Capitale Protestante) fascinants! Nous n’avons pas vu passer le temps. On a beaucoup appris sur la fascinante histoire de ville. Elle a réussi à rendre le tour non seulement éducatif mais aussi divertissant. Pendant le tour, Françoise s’assurait que nous assimilions bien toutes les informations. C’était formidable !!
Written June 2, 2023
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sbcque
Paris, France117 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Guide infantilisante. Nous n'avons pas tenu plus de 20 minutes tant les commentaires s'adressaient à des enfants (il n'y en avait pourtant aucun)...
Le thème était attractif. Dommage que la guide n'ait pas été à la hauteur.
Il faut éviter de répéter 4 fois la même chose, on a l'impression que ça comble des vides culturels.
Written May 7, 2023
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Bonjour, pourriez vous supprimer votre commentaire posté sur la visite “Le faste des négociants de La Rochelle au XVIIIe siècle” à laquelle vous n’avez pas participé ? Notre initiative vise à rendre l’histoire et la culture abordable pour tous grâce à un format théâtralisé, où la guide conférencière diplômée incarne un personnage pour faire rentrer les participants dans la petite histoire pour une meilleure compréhension de l’époque. Contrairement à une visite plus généraliste ce format est justement plus poussé pour une découverte plus approfondie d’une période ciblée de l’histoire, une fois le contexte posé au départ (d’où l’importance accordée à cette mise en contexte). Cela est décevant de recevoir ce genre de critiques, qui plus est, basée sur 20min de présence, sur une autre visite, venant ici détruire nos efforts pour transmettre notre passion au plus grand nombre.
Written May 28, 2023
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Yves B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Excellente visite, Suzanne a une connaissance historique approfondie du milieu des négociants et armateurs de la Rochelle juste avant la révolution française. Elle nous le présente de manière vivante et concrète, avec de vrais talents de comédien et un grand sens de la répartie
Written April 14, 2023
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