Petit Futé's opinion on LA MARINE
In one of the pavilions of the Artisan Village of Val des Prés, in one of the pavilions of the village of Val des Prés, you can enjoy the wonderful replicas of sailboats, patiently mounted in this studio of the village of Val des Prés. The work of Jean-Louis Marchesseau, this former computer engineer, having a nice day of 1981 eclipsed from Paris to settle in Seychelles, where he was one of the first French to make biznes. More than thirty years later, when he became one of the international experts in the field of crafts in the European Community, this is the boss of a small dozen employees, most of whom are women. What patience for Véronique, Christine, Doris, Cindy, and still a man, Jacques!
According to the model, it takes one hundred and fifty-five hundred hours to carry out one of these messengers of the seas, made as the old galleons, in teak, deemed to rot, but also in gayak, sandragon, pape calyx, pink wood and black wood. The boat was mounted and it was Jean-Louis Marchesseau himself. It is also he who makes the delicate place of the rope and sails. The connaisseurs affluent, an American billionaire who even demonstrated the will to acquire the entire production of La Marine. It is the French who are the most ardent buyers. Dumont's Corvette and La Pérouse, the famous Astrolabe (about 15 000 SR), remains the star building. If the first prize (1 400 SR), a Breton boat, does not give rise to admiration, we still have a surprise in front of the most beautiful of all, the huge Royal Sun of the Sun King made on Demand given its price: 135 000 SR! A less expensive corvette, Minerve, was chosen in 1990 by President Mitterrand's services so that he could offer him in his official visit to President René, this sailboat having a symbol because he was the first to wear the blue-white-red flag in the Indian Ocean at the end of the th century. The visit is required in this beautiful workshop of art crafts.
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