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Hermione, the replica of La Fayette's frigate

The replica of the Hermione has gone on a new journey to the NorthWest of France since June 4, but she'll be back on the July 23 !

Rochefort is the home port of the Hermione, THE replica of the frigate in which Lafayette brought the support of France to American independence in 1780.

On April 18 2015 the replica of the Hermione sailed for the United States, to do recreate the same journey that the frigate did in 1780 with La Fayette on board !

You can follow all the various stopovers of the frigate thanks to the web site

From its journey back in France : it stopped in Brest from 10 to 17 August, then in Bordeaux from 20 to 25 August and then sailed back to its birthplace in Rochefort.

Visit the official site of the Hermione, the blog of the Association Hermione Lafayette who shares the highlights of the trips of the frigate :  Join and support the Association Hermione La Fayette


  •      June 4: departure from Rochefort for the commercial harbor La Pallice for the fairing and introduction of second generation engines and trial at sea.
  •      July 1 to 8 : VISIT TO ST MALO : entry in the Vauban Basin Corsair city on July 1, late afternoon.
  •      July 13 to 19 : PORT OF CALL IN BREST for the Maritime festival. Entry of the frigate into Brest's harbor on July 12 in the afternoon.
  •      July 19 : Participation in the parade between Brest and Douarnenez.
  •      23 July : Return to Rochefort

    The frigate, like the trip to the United States, will be under the command of Yann Cariou.

Book your visit of the frigate Hermione in Rochefort :

Discover the adventure of the Hermione and the construction of the replica at the Naval Dockyard of Rochefort !

Book your visit HERE for a tour of the worshops of the Hermione, an exhibition showing you the journey of the Hermione to the United States and a visit of the deck of the frigate.