Belgian town on the Lomme river, 45 km SE of Namur. Known for its marble quarry, which has a characteristic red marble, and for its brewery, the St. Rémy monastery, 2 km from Rochefort.
Population (1992): 11,000.
French town on the Charente river, 17 km upstream from where the Charente runs into the Atlantic Ocean. Made a naval base in 1666 by Jean-Baptiste Colbert (minister to King Louis XIV of France), Rochefort was an active naval port until the early 20th century.
Population (1990): 36,000.