June 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the occasion of the event “ARMADA 2019”, the Belle Poule and Étoile schooners went up the Seine to dock in the heart of the port of Rouen. They docked in the midst of traditional sailing ships and warships, including FREMM Bretagne , a symbol of modernity and renewal of the surface fleet. The Pluvier Public Service Patroller , testifying to the Navy’s involvement in the field of State Action at Sea was also present.
Open to day visits, the schooners welcome around 2,500 people a day. The crews were keen to introduce the curious schools buildings that belong to the maritime heritage. The visitors were then able to visit the FREMM to visualize the formidable capabilities of the building in the different areas of struggle.
On June 11, the Bagad de Lann-Bihoué settled on board the Belle-Poule on the bridge between the big mast and the mast of Misaine to play a few pieces to the enthusiastic Norman public.
The event ends Sunday, June 16 with a nautical parade from Rouen to the mouth of the Seine.