The MARAIS POITEVIN - nicknamed the "Green Venice" & ROCHEFORT

full day 9 hours
from La Rochelle

Description

Departure is from your port of call with your driver and an English speaking guide.

With its small typical villages situated along the quiet shaded canals, concealed in the woods, it is a famous area of unique charm. The marshland emits an atmosphere of complete quietness. It is a dream world of river boulevards and emerald colored shimmering reflections.

NIORT

Niort is the perfect medieval town for lunch and time at leisure.

ROCHEFORT 

The largest european naval dockyard of the 17th century built by the king Louis XIV. Its jewel, la "Corderie Royale" (The Royal Rope Factory) - 373 yards long - is situated on the banks of the River Charente and has just been embellished during a very careful restoration.
Once a rope factory, it now houses the "Centre International de la Mer" and a permanent exhibition on "ropes and hawsers".

Instigated in the early 90’s, the project to rebuild the Hermione entered into active phase in early 1997.
The rebuilding of the Hermione, La Fayette’s frigate, is installed in the double dry dock dating back to 1728 and fitted out for the occasion.
The construction is led by a team of experienced shipwrights.