ABOUT THE SHIP
Étoile was launched in 1932 as a replica of a 19th century French Cod fishing vessel that was used to fish in Icelandic waters. One of two sister ships, the other being the “Belle Poule” she was built as a training ship for the students of the École navale. During the Second World War she was used by the Free French Naval Forces, returning to Brest in 1945. The schooner and her sister ship are still used by the École Navale as training ships in European waters.
Rig: Topsail Schooner