Lorient, the day before Tara’s arrival

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6 December 2013

Sailboats in the port of Lorient have donned their festive lights. All around the city, posters announce the return of the Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition. As if to herald this event, a “polar” cold has invaded the area. Despite this, Tara and her crew will receive an extremely warm welcome.

For over a month, the Tara Expeditions team has been working with Lorient Agglomeration on preparations. For Myriam Thomas, head of events, each return to Britanny is a special moment for Tara and her public: “As Taranautes, on land and at sea, we live a very strong adventure during the months of expedition, and even more so when the mission takes place in a polar environment. For us, the goal of the festive events in Lorient organized for Tara’s return, is to communicate this emotion with the public – to keep the link between Tara and all the people who follow the scientific adventures of the schooner.”
Since there’s no party without lights and music, festive illuminations appropriate for the holiday season will scintillate Saturday night, starting at 17:30. La Pétarade de Brest will be on the dock,  joining in the celebration of Tara’s 10th anniversary. Mulled wine will be served to all, and the people of Lorient can raise their glasses in honor of this return from the North Pole, before going to l’Espace Courbet to relive Tara’s expeditions on the big screen.

Seats are still available for the film screenings. Don’t hesitate to sign up.

Anna Deniaud