Day 5 - Rochefort & La Rochelle
After breakfast, we board a coach bound for Rochefort. Its
position on the banks of the Charente River have made it an
important maritime destination for centuries. Here, we take a tour
that delves into this intriguing past. Entrance is also included to
the Corderie Royale, an historic rope-making factory that was the
very first industrial building in the country and supplied the
French navy for over 300 years.
Our travels continue to one of the most historically important
seaports on the European Atlantic coast, La Rochelle. Enjoy lunch
at a local restaurant before embarking on a tour to explore the
natural and man-made architecture which makes this destination so
unique. There is free time to explore the Old Town and harbor area,
or you may wish to visit one of the city's many museums. Back on
board, we begin sailing along the Dordogne River to Libourne.