Stay at the Hôtel des Bains in Saint-Jean-le-Thomas and discover Granville 17km away!
The Belem stops in Granville in September
The magnificent three-masted ship will stop in Granville from 13 to 16 September 2019, an exceptional opportunity not to be missed!
Be amazed and let yourself be dreamed of! Take advantage of a guided tour aboard the Belem to discover the incredible history of this famous ship! Much more than a living museum, the Belem is a museum where you can learn about life.
A little history on the Belem...
Built in 1896, it is the last French three-masted barque with a steel hull, one of the oldest three-masted barque in Europe in sailing condition and the second largest remaining sailboat in France!
Its history is fascinating! Built in Nantes, it was used as a cargo sailboat in the West Indies, then it became English, then Italian, and was found by chance in Venice in a pitiful state at the end of the 1970s by a nostalgic amateur. It then became French again and was restored. Le Belem has been classified as a historical monument since 27 February 1984. With its tall mast 34 m above sea level and 22 sails, it is now sailing across Europe and will therefore stop over in Granville!
Guided tours are organised from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.