THE HERMIONE WILL STOP OVER IN PASAIA DURING THE FESTIVAL
One of the protagonists of the Festival will be the Hermione. It is a replica of the French warship of the same name that was in service between 1779 and 1793. Its reconstruction began in 1997 at the Rochefort naval dockyard and it was launched on September 7, 2014. After its inaugural trip to the US and subsequent return to France in 2015, the Hermione will dock in Pasaia in 2018. This will be the last stop on an international tour that will include the ports of Barcelona, Sète, Marseilles and Monaco.
It is a large vessel, with a length of 66 m and a beam of 11.24 m, and the visit to Pasaia is very special, since this municipality hosted and helped Lafayette when he left for the first time to the United States from Pasaia in 1777 to participate in the American War of Independence.