An Atlantic crossing to celebrate History!
An exceptional adventure in America, following in the wake of La Fayette
A journey in the footsteps of La Fayette with American stages chosen for their historic importance in the American Revolution and France’s support for the new American nation.
Hermione’s trip to America, on the trail of La Fayette, was an extremely powerful symbolic event to raise the awareness of modern Americans about the historic bond between France and the United States. The Hermione made a journey from April to August 2015 of over 7,500 nautical miles (13,000 kilometres) across the Atlantic and along the east coast of the United States and Canada.
For the thousands of members, the millions of visitors to the Hermione shipyard in Rochefort and everybody who is a stakeholder in the Hermione–La Fayette Association, making this transatlantic voyage was the culmination of both a dream and an incredible risk that paid off after many years of commitment.