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The Great Armada in Rouen

Now that’s the icing on the cake! A gigantic maritime gathering of international renown, the Grande Armata attracts over 2 million people every 5 to 6 years. Tall ships from every port on the planet unfurl their most beautiful rigs before sailing majestically up the Seine. From multi-mission frigates to Optimists, everything that sails in the wind is in the spotlight. Sailors’ skills are celebrated, their bravery admired and their sacrifices saluted. It’s a free, popular celebration.