Brittany Ferries – 50th anniversary event in Plymouth (in pictures and video)

5th January 2023
  • Pont-Aven leaves Roscoff at 09:00 in bright sunshine - photo Jess Breheret
  • French guests gather in the main bar to await Dremmwel - photo Jess Breheret
  • And read the story so far, from Alexis Gourvennec to hybrid ships - photo Jess Breheret
  • Breton folk band Dremmwel take to the stage - photo Jess Breheret
  • There's dancing in the aisles - literally - photo Jess Breheret
  • Nearly there - Plymouth Sound - Photo Jess Breheret
  • The appropriately-named Captain Francois Le Breton at the helm - photo Jess Breheret
  • President Jean-Marc Roué on the bridge on arrival into Millbay - photo Jess Breheret
  • Pont-Aven docked in Millbay in the sunshine - photo Brittany Ferries
  • A water salute for the arrival of our flagship - photo Mari Lopes
  • The Brits arrive to board Pont-Aven - photo Mari Lopes
  • Flying flags from the regions, ready to party - photo Mari Lopes
  • Twinning representatives from Camaret-sur-mer - photo Jess Breheret
  • Meeting old friends and twins from outre-mer - photo Jess Breheret
  • The party's in full swing - photo Jess Breheret
  • Some words of welcome from CEO Christophe Mathieu - photo Mari Lopes
  • There's time for official photos - image Mari Lopes
  • Then more dancing to Dremmwel - photo Mari Lopes
  • ...and more dancing - photo Jess Breheret
  • Presidents, farmers, shareholders and VIPs join in the fun - photo Mari Lopes
  • Then dinner in the Le Flora restaurant on deck 7 - photo Jess Breheret
  • With desserts to die for - photo Mari Lopes
  • including a special anniversary apple delight - photo Jess Breheret
  • President Jean-Marc Roué thanks guests and crew - photo Jess Breheret
  • The hand of friendship President Jean-Marc Roué, Sue Dann mayor of Plymouth, Francois Cuillandre mayor of twinned-town Brest - Jess Breheret (7)
  • And finally a presentation from first passenger Alan Sibiril to President Jean-Marc Roué- photo Mari Lopes

350 VIP guests, including representatives from over 70 twinning committees, met on board Pont-Aven in Plymouth for an anniversary knees-up with a distinctly Breton touch.  The story in pictures above (images to download below). Click here to watch the video: