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Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur

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Major renovation work

The structure is largely invisible because of major renovation work. You can take a seat in the... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
PeterD218
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Belgium
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Impressive

We came to view this structure but it was being repaired and so was not in service. Hopefully when... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
And2012S
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Chantonnay, France
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Impressive structure but as reported there are visual restrictions. Does take up the skyline and when restored will be a real sight. Worth checking out.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

The structure is largely invisible because of major renovation work. You can take a seat in the black box of the Transporter Bridge House in Echillais and relive the experience of crossing the Charente. Or go to Bilbao for the real deal.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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EquipeTransbordeur, Gérant at Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hello Peter, We thank you for the great review you made after your visit of the Pont Transbordeur. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the crossing in the black box. It's true the spanish Transporter Bridge near Bilbao allow you to enjoy a crossing...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Made special trip to this but at present it is covered in scaffolding and plastic!! Unable to view it properly as road blocked for access. It looks good going by photos seen.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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EquipeTransbordeur, Responsable relations clients at Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Bonjour Steve C, Thank you for your review after your recent visit. Important renovation work is performed on the Pont Transbordeur since 2016. The bridge will become a major attraction of Rochefort again. The opening is planed next year. We inform our visitors on our...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We came to view this structure but it was being repaired and so was not in service. Hopefully when it is totally restored it will continue to be a major unique attraction.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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EquipeTransbordeur, Gérant at Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Bonjour And2012S, Thank you so much for your kind review after your recent visit. Important renovation work is performed on the Pont Transbordeur since 2016. The bridge will become a major attraction of Rochefort again. The opening is planed next year. Hopefully see you again...More

Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

After visiting and using our first travelling bridge in Bilbao, we have become very interested on this innovative technology from over a 100 years ago. With only 8 left in the world, it is so important that governments conserve these structures for the world to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

You can see this impressive piece of industrial engineering from parts of main town - it's that big. I followed the satnav and it took us over the new bridge to the far side - I think there's a visitor centre on the near bank?...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

If in the area worth a look. Even under renovation. Always amazed me building such a structure rather a full bridge. How much more engineering and cost is required.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jan T
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Worht a quick visit bit it was not working the day we arrived. the scale is impressive. I factually ound the storks nests in the regions power pylons more interestingMore

Date of experience: June 2016
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EquipeTransbordeur, Responsable relations clients at Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

Dear Listen4life, Thank you for your feedback. We regret that your visit has not been up to yours expectations. As from 2016, the gondola will cease to cross above the river "Charente" due to major renovation work on the bridge coordinated by the state. On...More

Reviewed August 8, 2016

Relive the experience of travelling in a gondola as if you are there. Admission to the transporter bridge house is free.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Looks interesting but looks like it in under renovation or something. Nice area but based on other comments, seems like it is rarely open. If it was it might be good?More

Date of experience: July 2016
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EquipeTransbordeur, Responsable relations clients at Pont Transbordeur - Maison du Transbordeur, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2016

Dear BrendanO, Thank you for your feedback. We regret that your visit has not been up to yours expectations. As from 2016, the gondola will cease to cross above the river "Charente" due to major renovation work on the bridge. Coordinated by the state, this...More

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