The Saga of the Messageries Maritimes: the Orient Horizon

Discover this virtual exhibition presented in partnership with the city of Le Havre directly outside the Espace Graillot.

The Messageries Maritimes, which opened the first French postal links in the Mediterranean, was a major player in French shipping until the middle of the twentieth century.

The Messageries Maritimes became synonymous with long journeys to far-flung destinations that left ports in Marseille, Dunkirk and Le Havre. Vessels under the Licorne flag made voyages around the world a reality and embodied the dreams of the Orient.

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L'épopée des Messageries Maritimes intro