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Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Sea & Ocean

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 7 €
- Reduced price : 5.5 €

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Address :
Musée de la Compagnie des Indes
Citadelle de Port-Louis
56290, Port Louis

FRANCE

Phone Number :
02 97 82 56 72

02 97 82 17 28
Email :
b.labeausse@musee-marine.fr

Mood : To learn about culture

Additional Information
Annual closing from 16 December to 31 January

Description

A tribute to valiant men.

Continuing its task of showcasing the Citadelle de Port-Louis, the Musée National de la Marine decided to create a new section, unique in France, dedicated to the extraordinary history of sea rescue.

Courage, self-denial, discretion, modesty... there is no lack of words of praise to heap on these men who, down the years, have risked their lives to save others.
Coxswains, second coxswains and crewmen have handed down their stories, and today's lifeboat men keep the tradition alive, united in the face of the universal danger, the pitiless perils of the sea.
The terrifying sight of storm conditions on the rocky coastline of Brittany or elsewhere compels each of us to ask ourselves, in our heart of hearts: would I have dared?

From the earliest days of sea-rescue under sails and oars to today's search and rescue helicopters, human courage is honoured in the precious mementoes of lifeboat crews, in touching pictures and photographs, model boats and specialised equipment.
Supplemented by archive pictures, films and sound recordings, the entire presentation centres on a striking exhibit: the Commandant Philippes de Kerhallet lifeboat (1897), the last survivor of its kind.

In the very heart of Brittany, which has known so many maritime disasters, the 350m² of the new citadel exhibition rooms, Naufrages et Fraternités, l'Univers de la mer (shipwrecks and brotherhood, the world of the sea), dedicated to sea rescue, pay a more than well-earned tribute to the dedication of the unsung sailor heroes who, as true men of the sea, seek no glory for themselves.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Sea & Ocean

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Full price : 7 €
- Reduced price : 5.5 €

Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Address :
Musée de la Compagnie des Indes
Citadelle de Port-Louis
56290, Port Louis

FRANCE

Phone Number :
02 97 82 56 72
02 97 82 17 28

Email :
b.labeausse@musee-marine.fr

Mood : To learn about culture