LES GLENANS, School of Sea...and Life
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“Les Glénans” is a renowned French sailing school founded in 1947 by Philippe and Hélène Viannay, both involved with the French Resistance during WWII.
Today, 70 years later, the school is internationally recognised as being a precursor of values that are at the forefront of our modern society.
Hélène and Philippe discovered the magical Glénans archipelago, off the coast of southern Brittany, back in 1945 and decided to open a recovery centre for resistant fighters exhausted by war. Later, they set up a string of sailing schools along the coast, in the Gulf of Morbihan, in northern Brittany, Corsica and the western Mediterranean. These natural beauty spots are veritable sanctuaries and are getting very popular today. In an interview Hélène Vianney gave before her death, she remembers the beginnings of this unique project...
Our bond with the sea, our sensitivity to environmental and coastal protection, were borne out of this singular movement that gathered strength with the passing of the years...
"In 'The Glénans, School of Sea', past and present blend into one encouraging us to keep a certain distance from contemporary consumerism that remains blind to the need the morality of individual action". Sébastien Viguier - KUB. Click here to access more info on KUBweb (in French).
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