Port Louis - Teachers

In the exceptional setting of the citadel of Port-Louis, the Marine Museum presents its collections around sea rescue and underwater archeology on the road to India.

© National Museum of the Navy / A.Grandener


Located at the entrance of the harbor of Lorient, the citadel of Port-Louis is rich of more than 400 years of history. Built in 1591 during the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants raging in the region, it is completely destroyed in 1598. Twenty years later, Louis XIII, who is aware of the strategic interest of the harbor, decided to rebuild it to strengthen the defense of this maritime area.
Today, the collections of the Marine Museum are deployed inside this exceptional building, through two thematic areas:
Rescue at sea traces the history of an extraordinary human adventure based on the solidarity of seafarers. Born in the middle of the 19th century, the first rescue companies bring together sailors who refuse the inevitability of the danger at sea. The numerous testimonies, models and everyday objects, make this unique space in France, a tribute to the heroism of rescuers, these sailors who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
Treasures of Oceans invite to a trip on distant seas and Far East routes. You will discover ships that have sunk during their journey on the route of the Indies and that have been updated thanks to the underwater archaeological excavations. Models, maps, navigational instruments and magnificent bronze cannons are exhibited alongside exceptional porcelain sets forgotten at the bottom of the waves for nearly 400 years.

Presentation of the teaching team

  • Paris: Murielle Machicot, young public manager.
  • Port Louis: Audrey Grandener, head of cultural mediation.
  • Mediators / Mediators: Janig Le Bourvellec, Julie Villain and Audrey Grandener

Useful information

Free entry for teachers and students visiting with free or with a pedagogical file.
Free teacher entrance all year round on presentation of the updated teacher pass
Free entrance for students all year round for the 26 years of the EU
Group of children: 1 free accompaniment for 8 children (primary, middle and high school) or 1 free accompaniment for 4 children (kindergartens).
Guided tour supplement: 2.50 € / child

Information and booking:

Monday to Friday, from 9h to 17h
to the 02 97 82 56 72 or by mail: port-louis@musee-marine.fr

2 reservation minimum weeks in advance. Guided tour according to availability of guides.
Ability to pre-visit or make an appointment to prepare your visit.

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The citadel is closed until further notice

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