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©10.05.2023 - AA_MRN_19-06-05_Rouen armada grande pagaille_0131|Alan Aubry - Métropole Rouen Normandie

The Great Pagoda of the Armada

Before all of the world’s most beautiful sailing ships arrive in Rouen, unidentified floating objects take over the quays of the Seine in the capital of Normandy. On the program, good humor, laughter, courage and a perfect atmosphere to start the 2023 edition of the Armada.

A big mess on the Seine

But what is the Grand Pagaille? When and where is it organized?

The Grande Pagaille is an unmissable appointment of the Armada.Crews embark on an epic crossing of the Seine from one Seine quay to another. The boats are all made by the crews. All shapes and colors are at the rendezvous.

The public is always so numerous to encourage the crews in this adventure that requires a lot of courage. Spectators settle on the banks of the Seine to contemplate the valiant sailors of the day who try to brave the current of the Seine and rally the other bank.

A show to start the Armada 2023

Becoming a custom of the Armada, the Grand Pagaille marks the beginning of the event.
In 2023, the Grand Pagaille will take place on Wednesday, June 7, starting at 5:00 pm. It will accompany the arrival of the first sailing ships. This show will allow you to start these 10 days of festivities on the right foot.

If you want to do more than attend this animation, then participate in the Grand Pagaille. Sign up for the event, build your UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) and drop the lines with your crew.

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