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Musée de la Mer

Museum (GRAND-FORT-PHILIPPE)


Spoken languages : français


It is fitting that this maritime history museum should be located in the former fishing school. Grand-Fort Philippe's marine history is shown here, including, of course, the epic tales of "fishing in Iceland". For centuries, the Icelandic coast has attracted fishermen, who would risk storms and shipwreck and endure atrocious living conditions in order to fish for cod here, and also hunt whales. The men would leave between February and April, and only return to land in September. Models of boats, objects from the past and a varied range of exhibited documents tell the story of the fishing trade that shaped the local people's way of life for generations.

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