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La fregate Hermione Lafayette The voyage to America represents the high point of an adventure launched in 1997. L'Hermione, a replica of an 18th century ship, will set sail across the Atlantic. A voyage following the same sea route as La Fayette, with stops in ports chosen for their historic role in the American Revolution and support from the French Navy. A nearly four-month itinerary across the Atlantic and up the eastern coast of America from April to mid-August 2015. Guided tour "At the heart of the Hermione" For some months, we have been offering a new, longer guided tour (1hr15). This visit, which must be booked in advance, gives you access to the heart of the ship in construction and allows you to discover the battery bridge and the hold of the frigate and to appreciate the work of the carpenters. For obvious safety reasons, children under 6 are not admitted and the persons who wish to participate must have a good mobility. Vessel over 65 meters in overall length, with a wing 1500 m2 over three masts, the Hermione was built on the plans of the engineer Chevillard Elder. It was part, with Courageous, Concorde and the Fairy, a series of four frigates starts to Rochefort. Belonging to the category of so-called light frigates, characterized by their speed and maneuverability, the Hermione was equipped with 26 cannons shooting 12-pound cannonballs. PRICES Historical dramatized visit - Adult: € 9 - Youth (6-15 years): € 5 Free for children - 6 years Historical dramatized visit - Adulte : 16€ - Jeune (6-15 ans) : 6€
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