Welcome to Historic Marine France, the French specialist of marine antiques
On our site you can explore our various antiques :
Drawings, paintings of ‘Peintre officiels de la Marine’ (official painters of the French Navy), old photographs, old books and a large number of other objects used in ships of the past centuries.
We remain at your disposal should you require any further information. We will be happy to answer your questions..
Fascinated by the marine environment, Claude Durieux has been collecting everything related to the marine environment over the past fifteen years, after a long career in aviation.
Today he owns a large collection of various antiques, books, maritime furniture, plus a large collection of paintings, watercolors, and engravings by ‘Peintres de la Marine’.
Claude shares with us stories and memories of many years of passion.
Founded early on in 2016 by five people, the main aim of association Aventures Maritimes Brestoises is to contribute to the development of the maritime cultural life of Brest by gathering maritime history enthusiasts, collectors and by organizing cultural events on the theme of the sea and related aspects..
Historic Marine will be present in Brest for the maritime festival from 13 to 19 July 2016.
At our stand, you will discover a part of our collection especially dedicated to transatlantic crossings. Through many photographs, objects, postcards, you will be able to rediscover the ships that were the pride of the France of its time.
You may purchase many objects such as flags, postcards, and old photographs.