Wednesday, 31 May 2023 – Annual General Assembly & Hermione Conference – New date

Cercle France-Amériques
9, avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Paris 8ème

Thank you for noting Wednesday 31 May at 7pm for the General Assembly of our association, which will be held at the Cercle France-Amériques (and not on Thursday 1 June). We will send you the invitation and the preparatory documents by mid-May. Thank you for reserving your evening!

– 6.30 pm Welcome
– 7 pm General Assembly
– 8 pm Conference:  “Hermione : yesterday, today and tomorrow”
– 9 pm Cocktail reception

Spouses and family are invited from 8pm onwards (with financial participation to the cocktail).

Hermione took Lafayette to the United States in 1780 to join the American patriots in their fight for independence. After some decisive battles on various fronts in the United States and in the Indian Ocean, Hermione ended her glorious career off the coast of Le Croisic where she ran aground in September 1793.

In 1992, the Hermione Lafayette Association embarked on a project to rebuild her. It was completed in 2014 after 17 years of work. The new Hermione undertook various voyages, including a trip to the United States in the footsteps of Lafayette. She is currently undergoing repairs, her hull having been attacked by fungi.

With the participation of three administrators of the Hermione La Fayette Association:
– Guy Gautreau, Professor of modern literature and historian of the association
– Sabine Renault Sablonière, Descendant of La Fayette and Member of the Chapter
– Pauline Serrurier, Doctor of History and President of the Société Histoire Retrouvée

Please accept our apologies for the change of date, we look forward to seeing you.

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