THOUSANDS OF BORDELAIS RESIDENTS WERE ON HAND ON BOTH SIDES OF THE GARONNE RIVER IN BORDEAUX TO WELCOME THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRANCE OF THE HERMIONE ON OCTOBER 8, 2014. October 10, 2014
THE HERMIONE "FREEDON FRIGATE" PASSING UNDER THE FAMOUS CHABAN-DELMAS BRIDGE IN BORDEAUX, FRANCE ON OCTOBER 8, 2014 © JEAN-PIERRE MULLER / AFP
Thousands of Bordelais residents were on hand on both sides of the Garonne River in Bordeaux to welcome the triumphal entrance of the Hermione on October 8, 2014.
The famed “Freedom Frigate” plans a 10-day stop along Bordeaux’s gorgeous quai (dockside) district, where it will welcome many city residents and visiting tourists; tickets were sold out weeks ago, even though the ship’s commander extended the stay three more days.
Funds raised from millions of French supporters will enable the Hermione to make its historic voyage to the U.S. in June 2015.
To view a TFI news broadcast in French, please see: http://videos.tf1.fr/jt-13h/2014/l-hermione-de-retour-a-bordeaux-8499719.html