The Belle Poule was a 60-gun frigate of the French Navy,
famous for bringing the remains of Napoléon from
Saint Helena back to France. On July
27th 1840, she was painted black and set sail for
Saint Helena. On 8 December, the
Emperor's remains were transferred to the steamship Normandie
in Cherbourg for further transport to Paris.
The Belle Poule was launched in 1834. She was
the first ships to be built in a covered
shipyard. Design inspired by the USS Constitution,
the Belle-Poule displayed very good sailing properties.
The word belle is "beautiful", while poule is a
reference to her name--Paule, but also means
"chick", which in French, as it was later
adopted in English, can refer to a young girl.
Like all tall ship model ships, this Belle Poule model features:
39" long x 31" tall
x 12" wide
S&H is $150.
Add 110v light feature:
(110 v. Cord can be
unplugged from base for displaying without light)
For display case, please
Model Ship Display Case
And please click on the
blue wordings to check out our beautiful
HMS Victory model, as well as
Belle Poule model that
brought emperor Napoleon's remains back to France in