The frigate Hermione in Toulon from 5 to 9 April 2018
Toulon will be one of the ports of call for the great voyage of the Hermione frigate to the Mediterranean next spring. After the tremendous success of the American voyage in 2015, TPM and the city of Toulon are very happy and proud to welcome this prestigious sailboat with a maritime past steeped in history for our territory.
Hermione, an 18th century boat full of history
In 1780, Major General de La Fayette embarked from the port of Toulon on the Hermione to fight alongside American insurgents fighting for their independence.
In tribute to La Fayette and in order to preserve the memory of this event, the Association Hermione-La Fayette embarked in 1997 on a wonderful adventure, the reconstruction of the Hermione frigate. A true technical feat for a shipyard that lasted 17 years and allowed the ship to rebuild the voyage of La Fayette more than two centuries later.
Today, L' Hermione is once again setting sail, heading south to the great prestigious ports of the Mediterranean.
The frigate will leave her home port of Rochefort on 2 February 2018 and will call at the ports of La Rochelle, Tangier, Barcelona, Sète, Toulon, Marseille, Port-Vendres, Bastia, Portimao (Portugal), Pasaia (Spain) and Bordeaux before returning to Rochefort on 16 June 2018.
This year, the Hermione trip, in partnership with the International Organisation of La Francophonie, wishes to convey the values of sharing, diversity, freedom and solidarity. Who better than a hundred young people from different backgrounds (Vietnam, Moldavia, Armenia, Switzerland, Egypt, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Cape Verde or Haiti...), will be able to share their projects and experiences during the stopovers?
The Hermione in a few figures... impressive!
More than 65 m long, for 1200 tons with an oak hull carrying 3 masts. Its rigging culminates at 47 m with 25 km of rope, in Manila and hemp, unique in the world!
2,200 m² of sail, for 17 linen canvas sails made with handmade finishes.
And no less than 28 cannons...
The highlights of the stopover in Toulon
Quai de la Corse - access avenue de l' Infanterie de Marine
Visits of the Hermione* on April 5th from 2pm to 5:30pm and on April 6th, 7th and 8th from 10am to 5:30pm
Reservation from mid-January 2018 on www.hermione.com
Animated village and exhibition "Praise of the hand, 40 unifying trades"
The Mutin at quayside: the oldest ship in the French Navy
Port and city centre
Wanderings and street performances
Exhibitions and conferences
The Amadeus, a large sailboat from 1910, quayside in the harbour square.
Nautical finish parade on Thursday, April 5th
2 and 5 euros - Not accessible to RMCs.
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