The Sailing Ship "FRANCE" project ...

Bell of the ship "LA FRANCE". Weight: 262 kg. Credit Patrice Valette
Bell of France

Model of France in Paris

"LA FRANCE" project is ...

  • A Regional, a National and a European project

  • A French registered vessel home ported in a French port

  • 90 crew and cadets under training

  • 1,200,000 man-hours for the building phase

  • 250 jobs in the Assembly Yard, not including work
    contracted elsewhere

  • An estimated 450,000 visitors a year at the Assembly Yard

  • A land-based Maritime Academy for professional training, and which will also be open to the public.

  • The creation of a national partnership with the Higher Schools of Commerce.

  • The mobilization of each Region of France for its share of the Project.

  • The synergy of the country's industrial base and of small and medium enterprises.

  • Social and human training and re-insertion.

  • The proof that Cultural Heritage has real economic spin-offs.

  • A budget of 500 million French Francs.

  • 500,000 people agreeing to participate in the Project by providing 200 tax-deductible Francs per year for 5 years.

French Ship Academy