National Maritime Museum, Port Louis

Rescue at sea and oceans treasures

The National Maritime Museum presents a beautiful collection of boats, weapons and historical models. The course and its two thematic areas: rescue and treasures oceans make a museum pole of first order.
The citadel of Port-Louis, one of the most beautiful French coast, is an impressive building, a site apart marked by the events of Breton history of XVI th and XVII th centuries. From its ramparts, offers visitors a unique view on the bay of Lorient and the Croix Island. The museum space is boosted by two golf theme:
• The first, unique in France, and particularly moving, is devoted to rescue at sea Initial canoes with sails and oars to tugs and helicopter, he tells the exemplary brotherhood of maritime world, it reflects the incredible courage of the men and the evolution of rescue techniques, by objects, tools and souvenirs, an exceptional piece of 1897 Philippi Kerhallet and audiovisual impressive.
• Space treasures oceans invites a journey into the depths of the seas. The magnificent gift Franck Goddio the significant funds Mauritius joined the old collections of the museum offered a rare opportunity to make a major center on the theme of underwater archeology. Preliminary research in archives in search operations on the site, the visitor goes to discover methods and advanced techniques used. Environmentally sound and movies complete this immersion in abyssal universe.

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