REALE DE FRANCE
La Réale ("the royal")
was a galley of the French galley corps, and the
flagship of the French galley fleet under Louis XIV.
It was termed an galère extraordinaire,
"extraordinary galley" since it had a larger crew
than normal fleet galleys. The decorations of
the stern are on display at the Musée de la Marine
in Paris. The museum also features a contemporary
model of an ordinary galley modified to look like
The Réale is reserved for the
general of the galleys and flies the royal ensign which
distinguishes it from the others. This ensign is square
in shape and red in colour, with golden fleurs-de-lys.
This beautiful model features:
All parts are wooden or metal
Flags and canopy are silk
40" L x 30" T x 20" W
S & H is $150
If you can wait for
about 6 months, we can make another model for you.
Let us know at
ship is beautiful and displays very well. I'm running
out of space for large ships, but am still interested
the xebec. I'll be in touch.