The Tiny Ships of Port Revel

An Elite Ship Handling School in the French Alps



A selection of images from a story I wrote and shot for National Geographic about Port Revel, an elite ship handling school on a secluded lake near Grenoble, France, where the world’s sea captains and harbour pilots come to hone their skills on a fleet of remarkable 1:25 scale model ships – tankers, freighters, luxury liners – in scale-model versions of real-life ports, harbours, canal locks – even a mock-up Suez Canal. The full story can be read here