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The Cradle of the Frigate Hermione

Rochefort is a notable example of 17th-century "ville nouvelle" or new town, which means its design and building resulted from a political decree. The reason for building Rochefort was to a large extent that royal power could hardly depend on rebellious Protestant La Rochelle, which Cardinal Richelieu had to besiege a few decades earlier. Well into the 20th century, Rochefort remained primarily a garrison town. The tourist industry, which had long existed due to the town's spa, gained emphasis in the 1990s.The town is home to a unique style of bridge (built in 1900), named Pont transbordeur de Rochefort

Other sights include:

Musée National de la Marine
Conservatoire du Bégonia, the world's largest begonia collection
L'Hermione, a replica of a 1779 frigate completed in the town in 2014

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Visit Rochefort (External link)

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