Meet Lafayette Tour

In honor of Gen. Lafayette’s 250th anniversary, France On Your is offering a Meet Lafayette Tour which will include a visit to the Chavaniac Lafayette chateau on his birthday September 6, to his gravesite at Picpus cemetery and also a visit to Rochefort where the reconstructed Hermione is docked. (The Hermione was the ship on which Lafayette sailed to the States). This trip is being organized by

Several years ago, I visited Rochefort when the Hermione reconstruction project was just getting underway. It was an exciting time to be there to see the skeleton of a great sailing ship coming to life. For those who can’t get down to Rochefort, even a visit to Lafayette’s grave at the Picpus cemetery is worth a detour. (It is not always open to the public, so be sure to check in advance – 4th of July is a good time to visit when there is normally a morning wreath-placing ceremony).