Submarine telecommunications

Exposition les télécommunications sous-marines

Telegraphic, telephonic, and now fibre-optic

As early as 1850, the first telegraphic cable was laid between France and England. Since then, the network has grown non-stop, nowadays representing an incredible worldwide grid connecting continents to each other. Also used for telephony, television and digital data, they have become an essential element in international telecommunications.

Down in the depths

Creaking boards, the smell of tar, the sound of waves crashing against the hull… yes, you are in the recreated hold of a cable ship. Before you sits a long black cable, waiting to be laid at the bottom of the sea. A little higher up, on the deck, some technicians are trying to fish out a damaged cable and replace it as quickly as possible… Welcome aboard!