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Great fun and a cheeky bar half way!

Very interesting - my favourite part was going around the boats and seeing the guts of the ships... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Boats are amazing!

The boats are the real highlight of this trip, the final one being fascinating. The museum part at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Place Bernard Moitessier, 17031, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting - my favourite part was going around the boats and seeing the guts of the ships. There is even a bar on the top of one for a cheeky drink and rest

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boats are the real highlight of this trip, the final one being fascinating. The museum part at the start is less interesting with very little information in English. Cafe in the final ship is very good too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Woodabell
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The museum is only a short walk from the old port...but what a walk if you like boats. Probably not something to be disclosed but if you only want to see the wooden classics you can walk the pontoon for free without going into the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Our visit to the Maritime Museum was an memorable outstanding experience, The entry price was right. The people at reception people were very interactive. The had wonderful personalities. When you go out of the reception area you are will "want to" turn right. Don't. Only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank retriver1
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Basicallythe museum is spread over 3 ships and a indoor exhibition. Like a lot of French tourizt atractions its all in french language with an english handout translation which at best is a bit basic no english language hesd sets. The main museum tour is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Very informative, both in terms of the history of La Rochelle and of shipping and seafaring more broadly. Being able to get on board the vessels and see close up what living conditions would be like was fascinating. The only downside was that there was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank claire0nthem0ve
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Have a visit to the bar of this museum in the evening. Excellent cocktails and nice atmosphere. Something different in la Rochelle. I liked the mojitos

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jurgen V
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Found the 3 ships very interesting. At the end of it was a very nice cafe where you could have something to eat & drink. Not to busy when we went in May so thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I am a big fan of boats ships and all things Maritime. I really enjoyed this museum. The fleet of classic yachts on the pier by the museum is superb. You can tour an old weather station ship, a fishing ship, and a tugboat. Do...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank edneufl
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

So much to see here! 3 rooms, a temporary exhibition and 3 boats! As other reviews have said, the displays are in French but we were given information in English at reception. Staff were friendly and helpful, and this attraction offers great value for money.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Penny J
July 12, 2016|
Response from Potsie52 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I didn't see any one with a dog but that doesn't mean they don't allow them. I think it would be a bit impractical as there is a lot of narrow corridors and rooms. Hope that helps.