Past Expo - Images of the Belle Plaisance in Port Louis

A photo collage dedicated to classic yachts moored in the city's harbor.

Starting from 5 June, on the occasion of the regatta «The Sails of the Citadel ", The Marine Museum of Port-Louis presents" Images of the Belle Plaisance in Port-Louis ", a collection of photographs devoted to the classic yachts moored in the port of the city.

At the port of Pointe à Port-Louis, the eighteen magnificent yachts moored to the pontoon constitute the classic racing pole of southern Brittany. The idea of ​​creating, at the foot of the ramparts of the city, a gathering of exceptional sailing ships
regattas, was born of a meeting with the Yacht Club Classic of La Rochelle which, in connection with the Maritime Museum of La Rochelle, work
for the preservation and promotion of the Belle Plaisance.

Every year since 2010, on the first weekend of June, about forty classic yachts from the English Channel and the Atlantic meet in front of Port Louis on the occasion of Les Voiles de la Citadelle. to allow these sailboats of different shapes and sizes to compete together in a way that prevents the chances of each, a handicap is attributed to each unit. Several of these yachts are certified as a Bateau of heritage interest (BIP) because they bear witness to a particular architecture or are attached to exceptional sailors, such as Pilen - built in 1927 - or Pen Duick, Eric Tabarly's first boat. Others, less numerous, are sometimes classified under the title of Historic Monuments, such as Rose Black II, designed by the architect Eugene Cornu and classified in 2000.

Anne Belaud-de-Saulce, administrator of the Port Louis Museum

© Marie-annie Gouret Puillandre / © François Berland