"Jules Verne Trophy, the extraordinary record"

Discover the exhibition "Jules Verne Trophy, the extraordinary record"

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Photo © Jean-Marie Liot / AleaA - Conception: Jean-Baptiste Epron

Created by sailors for sailors in 1992, the Jules Verne Trophy is an impressive nautical challenge: the bet of a circumnavigation to sail, in less than 80 days, from east to west, without stopover and without assistance. In the wake of Phileas Fogg, the hero of Jules Verne's novel, and in the footsteps of Magellan, only nine teams raised the precious trophy.

Presented at the Château-Musée de Brest, the exhibition "Trophée Jules Verne, the extraordinary record" pays tribute to ocean racers and bears witness to the singularity of this challenge and its symbolic trophy, a work of art by Thomas Shannon.

The route built in eight stops offers a transversal look at the themes related to the great adventure of Jules Verne. He invites us to immerse ourselves in this human adventure, where the figure of the hero acts as a common thread: from Magellan to contemporary browsers, through Jules Verne and his famous character Phileas Fogg.

To learn more about the trophy, visit the website of the Jules Verne Trophy Association

Useful information

28 June 2019 - 3 January 2021
Musée national de la Marine
Brest Castle
Boulevard de la Marine
29200 Brest

Opening time

April-September: every day from 10 h to 18 h 30 except 01 / 05
October-March: every day from 13 h 30 to 18 h 30 except Tuesdays (excluding school holidays), 25 / 12 and 01 / 01

Annual closure in January according to school holidays

Entrance fees

Full price: 7 * euros
Reduced price: 5,50 * euros
Free: - from 26 years of the UEE

* audioguide included,
extra 2 € for visitors enjoying free entry.

Entrance fees include access to the permanent collections and the temporary exhibition.

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