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Musée de la Compagnie des Indes

From Lorient all the way to Canton
Historic site and monument, Fort, Museum, Decorative arts, History, Maritime in Port-Louis
  • Re-live the extraordinary maritime exploits of the 18th century.

  • This museum is the only one of its kind in France. The great trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries plied their course from Lorient to the East Indies, bringing back exotic and precious cargoes from the other side of the world. With a vast collection of Chinese porcelain, Indian cotton fabrics, Indo-European furniture, models of ships, old maps, oils, gouaches, woodcuts, and miniatures, the museum retraces the voyages of the intrepid sailors of the East India Companies who landed...
    This museum is the only one of its kind in France. The great trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries plied their course from Lorient to the East Indies, bringing back exotic and precious cargoes from the other side of the world. With a vast collection of Chinese porcelain, Indian cotton fabrics, Indo-European furniture, models of ships, old maps, oils, gouaches, woodcuts, and miniatures, the museum retraces the voyages of the intrepid sailors of the East India Companies who landed on the coasts of Africa and Asia, setting up such famous trading-posts as: Mocha, Pondicherry, Chandernagar and Canton. The exhibition also describes the artistic links that were forged with those nations, helping to consolidate the companies’ activities, and also the development of Lorient as town and port. It makes for a marvellous trip.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
Services
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Children's workshop
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Services
    • Disabled facilities and reception
    • Boutique
Rates
Payment methods
  • Debit cards
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2022
  • Standard rate - adult full price
  • Reduce rate
Openings
Openings
  • From February 5, 2022 until December 15, 2022
  • From May 17, 2022 until May 18, 2022
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