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Discovering the most beautiful uninhabited islands of the Seychelles


GREAT REPORT - Sculptural granitic islands, coral atolls ruffled with coconut palms… Behind its insolent beauty, the Seychelles archipelago hides a precious sanctuary of biodiversity. We explored it aboard the three-master Le Ponant, which has just had a facelift.

An electro-swing music floats on the sun deck blasted with light.

A light breeze from the southwest causes the Breton flag to fly at the bow of the sailboat.

With a whistle and a circular movement of the index finger, Captain Jean-David Lemaire gives the signal for the hoisting of the sails.

Posted in front of the winch of each main mast, a sailor carefully guides the halyard operated by a hydraulic control.

Their attentive gaze goes back and forth between the end and the white canvas which slowly unfolds towards the sky.

The two jibs are hoisted in turn.

Soon, the captain bears down, the wind swells the sails and

Le Ponant sets


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For its resumption of activity after two and a half years of renovation work and a few cruises in the Mediterranean, the company's historic sailboat has set sail for the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

The destination, myriad of paradisiacal islands with marine and terrestrial fauna as rich as it is preserved, lends itself perfectly to the spirit…

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Source: lefigaro

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