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The Royal Rope Making Factory - International Maritime Centre

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In the heart of Colbert's Arsenal, discover the Corderie Royale built in 1666 by order of Louis XIV. For two centuries, the Corderie Royale manufactured ropes for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

At the beginning of the visit, an immersive show immerses you in the history of the Corderie Royale.
Through workshops and interactive experiences, (re)discover the primary function of the building, that of the transformation of the material through its different stages: spinning, committing and seamanship.
Tactile manipulations, image projection, edutainment terminals, interactive games, optical theater... A series of experiences awaits you to understand the history of the rope factory.

And also :
¤ temporary exhibitions
¤ a bookshop specialized in the maritime field
¤ the Rope Shop
¤ the restaurant Les Longitudes

Opening period

From 30/03 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 01/09/2024, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 02/09 to 03/11/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 06/11 to 20/12/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 21/12/2024 to 05/01/2025
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Contact

www.corderie-royale.com

05 46 87 01 90



In the heart of Colbert's Arsenal, discover the Corderie Royale, built in 1666 on the orders of Louis XIV. From land to sea, from hemp fields to the King's ships, come and meet the ropemakers and their work. Enter the workshops and discover the daily work of the workers, the transformation of the material, the evolution of techniques and the activities of a major factory.

In the heart of Colbert's Arsenal, discover the Corderie Royale built in 1666 by order of Louis XIV. For two centuries, the Corderie Royale manufactured ropes for the great sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

At the beginning of the visit, an immersive show immerses you in the history of the Corderie Royale.
Through workshops and interactive experiences, (re)discover the primary function of the building, that of the transformation of the material through its different stages: spinning, committing and seamanship.
Tactile manipulations, image projection, edutainment terminals, interactive games, optical theater... A series of experiences awaits you to understand the history of the rope factory.

And also :
¤ temporary exhibitions
¤ a bookshop specialized in the maritime field
¤ the Rope Shop
¤ the restaurant Les Longitudes

Opening period

From 30/03 to 30/06/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 01/09/2024, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

From 02/09 to 03/11/2024
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 06/11 to 20/12/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.

From 21/12/2024 to 05/01/2025
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

Spoken languages

German, English, Spanish, French