Replica of historic French frigate ‘Hermione’ docks in Portimão

in Algarve · 10-05-2018 15:16:00 · 0 Comments
Replica of historic French frigate ‘Hermione’ docks in Portimão

A replica of a historic French frigate that the Marquis de Lafayette sailed on to north America in 1780, docked in the Algarve city of Portimão this week as part of Europe Day celebrations.

The frigate was the centrepiece of Portimão’s Europe Day festivities, and sailed into the city’s port on Wednesday, flanked by about 30 smaller vessels.
Hermione was welcomed into Portimão with pomp and circumstance, and paid back in equal measure with a ceremonial gun-salute.

The vessel docked in Portimão from Tuesday to Thursday, and opened its decks to members of the public between 9am and 5.30pm.
The stop in Portimão is also part of the four and a half month long ‘Voyage Hermione 2018 – Libres ensemble de l’Atlantique à la Méditerranée’, which commenced in February and includes stops in Tangier (Morocco), Barcelona (Spain), Sète (France), Toulon (France), Marseille (France), Port Vendres (France), Bastia (France), Portimão (Portugal), Pasaia (Spain), ending on 16 June in Bordeaux, France.


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