RochefortThis is about the city in Charente-Maritime, France. For other uses, see Rochefort (disambiguation).
is a city of western France
, a seaport
on the Atlantic Ocean
. It is a sous-préfecture
of the Charente-Maritime département
Its military harbour has been fortified by Vauban.
The town has gained some fame with Jacque Demy's movie Les demoiselles de Rochefort.
Rochefort was the birthplace of Pierre Loti. His house has been turned into a museum.