Musée de la Mer

All aboard for Newfoundland and Iceland!
Museum ,  History ,  Maritime at Paimpol

Musée de la mer©
Musée de la mer©
Musée de la mer©
Musée de la mer©
Musée de la mer©
Musée de la mer© Musée de la mer
  • Paimpol is proud of the Musée de la Mer (Maritime Museum), close to the port, where you can see the history of Brittany's attachment to the sea,

    The story of Breton fishermen, especially the long trips they made to Newfoundland and Iceland trawling for cod. Housed in a former cod drying shed built in 1880, at the height of such fishing, it also helps you understand lighthouses and beacons, seamanship and how boats are built. After this visit, you'll know all there is to know about cargo vessels, but also about the "Pourquoi Pas?", the oceanographic ship used by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Charcot and local hero Joseph-Guillaume Le Conniat for their polar expeditions. This year there is also an exhibition, entitled "Gens de Mer" (Men of the Sea), featuring some 100 paintings by Mathurin Méheut. And don't miss the costume museum, which is currently showing what people wore at the end of the 19th century at those important moments in life: christenings, work, weddings, funerals etc.
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Rates 2019
  • Child rate
  • Group rate
  • Group rate
Openings
Openings
  • From April 21, 2019 until November 3, 2019
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