Inauguration of a Micro-Folie on a ship classified as a historical monument: the Notre-Dame-de-rumengol

The Micro-Food Program

It is a cultural policy mechanism carried out by the Ministry of Culture and coordinated by La Villette in conjunction with 12 institutions: the Centre Pompidou, the Château de Versailles, the Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris, the Festival d’Avignon, the Institut du monde arabe,  the Louvre, the Musée national Picasso-Paris, the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, the Opéra national de Paris, the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, and Universcience.
A Micro-Folie offers playful and technological cultural content that can be installed in all places (media library, party room, heritage place, hall of town, commerce, school, shopping center...) and does not require any particular infrastructure. This device is installed in a space of 100m2 minimum equipped with power sockets and internet access.

Micro-Funds make it possible to bring Culture closer to the inhabitants. They are based on the installation of a digital museum that allows access to several hundred dematerialized works. This initial offer, from which a Micro-Foundation is most often deployed, can be enriched by other actions and activities offered: concerts, workshops, virtual reality...

9 Micro-Funds are already operating in Brittany, 12 are planned and Notre-Dame-de-rumengol is the 300e Micro-Fund inaugurated in France.
For the Breton Islands, the project inaugurated on 24 September 2022 proposes to host the digital museum on each of the 11 inhabited islands year-round. The creation of a Micro-Fund on a ship also makes possible the valorization of the protected maritime heritage by developing the roaming of the offer on a ship: the Notre-Dame-de-rumengol.


Inauguration of 24 September 2022 in L'Île-aux-Moines ©EPPGHV  ©Xavier Dubois for the picture of the title strip


Ship classified as a historical monument since 28 October 1991 Notre-Dame-de-rumengol takes its name from a famous Marian sanctuary located in the municipality of Faou in Finistère. It is a gauge for transporting goods on rivers and estuaries. Their flat bottom allows them, with a small draught, to go up the streams carrying a maximum load. Notre-Dame-de-rumengol measures 21.70 metres long and 6.5 metres wide.
Built in 1945 at the Keraudren yard in Camaret, it initially transported wood and wine between Algeria and Port-Vendres, onions to England, and later specialized in collecting and transporting sand.
The template is the property of the association An Test which has been using it since 1996 for educational missions and theme cruises.
Since 2000, regular maintenance and restoration work has been carried out on the vessel. They concern the different parts of the boat: sails, hull and engine for a total amount of €464,252 including €170,298 financed by the State (DRAC Bretagne). A next large refit operation is also scheduled.
Largest traditional load boat restored in activity of the Breton coasts, it can accommodate in its hold the Micro-Food and propose to the discovery of the populations of islands of Ponant. Its ability to land at low tide makes it the ideal vessel for the 11 islands of Brittany to serve.

Notre-Dame-de-Rumengol copyright © Mathieu Morvan – An Test.jpg

Notre-Dame-de-rumengol en navigation © Mathieu Morvan – An Test

His journey

The 2022 On-board Digital Museum Roaming Season begins with its inauguration on Île-aux-Moines.

Île-aux-Moines 20 to 26 September

Houat Island 28 September to 3 October

Hoedic Island 4 to 11 October

Île de Sein 13 to 20 October

Groix Island 22 to 30 October

Belle-Île, Sauzon November 2 to 7

After the stopover in Sauzon, the Notre-Dame-de-rumengol interrupts its activity and navigation for a winter break in Brest. From January to April 2023, the Micro-Foundation is located in the Palais’s media library, in the town of Belle-île.

The ports of call resume in May to June 2023. Notre-Dame-de-rumengol leaves Brest for Belle-Île on May 3 and embarks again on May 5. Its stops in spring 2023 are as follows:

Island of Arz arrival May 8

Bréhat Island arrival May 18

Island of Batz arrival May 26

Island of Ouessant arrival June 5

Island of Molène arrived 12 June

Back to Brest and landing of the Micro-Folie 22 June 2023

The program of this route remains subject to climatic hazards and the dates of these stages are likely to be modified.


Inauguration of the on-board digital museum © Xavier Dubois

To find out more

Mapping the Breton Micro-Regions

Carte déploiement Micro-Folies région Bretagne - sept 22 (2)-8.pdf

pdf - 87 Ko

The press release of La Villette

CP Micro-Folie Iles du Ponant 09.22 Villette .pdf

pdf - 730 Ko

2022 Our Lady of Rumengol Season Flyer

Flyer RV Iles du Ponant.pdf

pdf - 17 Mo

Roaming between the Ponant Islands

Contact Micro-Food in DRAC Brittany: Jade Karquel
Responsible for territorial animation mission - Brittany region
Micro-Funds – Production Division                                                                                                                                                                                         06 12 84 38 72