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Belem Visits Saint-Brieuc

A fantastic opportunity to tour the 120 year old tall ship Belem in Saint-Brieuc, France.

Launched in 1896, Belem began life as a cargo ship transporting sugar from the West Indies as well as cocoa and coffee from Brazil and French Guiana to Nantes in France. Highlights in her history include ownership by Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, and the beer baron Sir Author Ernest Guinness as well as a number of narrow escapes from disaster, including the eruption of Mount Pelée in 1902 because the harbour had, by chance, been too full to accommodate her.

Ever since 1979, Belem has provided Sail Training opportunities to over 50,000 people whilst acting as an ambassador for her country and a sailing museum that attracts over 40,000 visitors a year in various ports across her home county and the world. In 1984 Belem was officially registered as a historical monument in France.

Whilst in Saint-Brieuc Belem will be open for the public to tour with 20 panels of information to take visitors through every part of her history. For an additional fee, visitors will be able to rent an iPad as a part of their tour which features recreations of the ship at different stages of her life, image galleries, selfie animation and even games for the younger visitors among you.

For details of the public opening hours and ticket information please refer to the official website as your visit may require booking in advance.

   Event Type: Port Visit
   Ticketed Event
   Starts April 21, 2018
   Ends April 21, 2018
   Dates Confirmed
   Saint-Brieuc, France
   At least 1 tall ship will be in attendance according to the organiser

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Rushby Mead
Ingol Grove
Hambleton
FY6 9DN
United Kingdom

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