Sunday, June 20, 2010

French National Maritime Museum

I had the chance yesterday to explore the French National Maritime Museum. It is one of the oldest maritime museums in the world, dating back to 1752. I saw lots of great ideas for figureheads for the Trollop, though the gold ones would certainly throw off the balance of our little boat! The museum also houses the Jules Verne trophy for yachts that sail around the world in less than 80 days. The trophy floats in air above a mirror base, which has inscriptions of previous winners including people we have met sailing. I posted the photos here.

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