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Musée Maritime de La Rochelle

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Musée Maritime de La Rochelle

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Place Bernard Moitessier, 17031, La Rochelle France
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La Rochelle: 1-Hour Sightseeing Flight
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La Rochelle: 1-Hour Sightseeing Flight

Go on an unforgettable adventure and discover the beauty of La Rochelle in the most unique way... from a private plane! <br>You’ll see stunning views of the Ré, Oléron and Aix islands, mythic Ford Boyard, and many more for you to find out with your very own pilot! <br><br>Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. <br>So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the Aéroport La Rochelle<br><br>++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --&gt; Access a local airfield --&gt; Discuss the flight route together with your pilot --&gt; Pre-flight check --&gt; Up you go, enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! <br><br>The flight can depart between 9-17h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
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CaptainsWife1 wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh266 contributions186 helpful votes
I loved this museum. You get access to a couple of boats which I loved and I am sure so would children. A lovely day out for the whole family and just a short walk away near the aquarium.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Andy M wrote a review Sep 2019
Bournemouth246 contributions199 helpful votes
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We were very surprised and pleased that the day we visited it was free as it was a special occasion with ex crew members of the ships showing you around but we would have been happy with the € 9.00 entrance fee. The history of the port looked very interesting but if you can read French it would be better. The fishing trawler and tug boat were good to look around but the jewel is the weather ship ‘France’. Once onboard there is a very comprehensive and logical route laid out to visit most areas of the ship. We had a great conversation with the ships’s ex doctor who said he had sailed onboard 50 years ago. He looked and sounded many years younger than he purported to be - obviously taking his own medicine. You could visit the engine room and bridge too. The galley (kitchen) was huge but then the French cuisine is renowned. Speaking of food there is a great restaurant on the top deck which on our visit was very busy and we had to wait ages for our food but it was worth it and not expensive. I thoroughly recommend this as a great not to be missed attraction, a super morning out with lunch afterwards and suitable for the whole family.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ross B wrote a review Aug 2019
Montreal, Canada12 contributions4 helpful votes
So much to see! If I had to single out one highlight it would be Ocean Weather Station “Charlie”, which is an absolute jewel of a window into the daily life of the meteorologists and sailors who spent months on station in the middle of the North Atlantic to provide critical weather and oceanographic observations for weather forecasts. Spent at least 3 hours in OWS Charlie and recommend a full day to see all the exhibits with a lunch break at the excellent restaurant on OWS Charlie.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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FaithF59 wrote a review Jul 2019
South Bend, Indiana7 contributions1 helpful vote
Covers the amazing history of this rebellious city and its growth as a major site for the fishing industry. (Since most of the museum's info is only in French, you may want to take that into consideration(
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Date of experience: June 2019
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RuthVR wrote a review Jul 2019
Halifax, United Kingdom78 contributions46 helpful votes
Firstly, I was somewhat irritated to discover (much later) that the four museums for the price of three was a nonsense, by the time we got to the art gallery the following day it was closed for renovations. They should have told us when we bought the four! Secondly, this is an ill thought through museum with massive potential. Looking at the France 1 ship was interesting but failed to really grab you to be honest. It’s a french meteorological ship of the 50’s. Other smaller boats were along the quay side but it wasn’t clear which were from what era and you couldn’t do more than just look at them. Oddly there is no shop upon exit so they’re missing a trick there, not least because there’s a model maker on site. There’s an interesting children’s area with rope knots to do and other games but it wasn’t particularly inviting and no staff present. The bar on the ship is quite nice and we enjoyed our drinks and the staff overall were reasonable helpful but clearly not passionate about the museum and it’s contents. Wouldn’t rush back.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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