Exposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe golden age of sea travel

These two millstones, meant for grinding grain into flour, had been loaded onboard the ships of the La Perouse expedition (1785-1788). They formed a part of a flour mill capable of producing up to 200 kg of flour a day.

Four mills of this type had been shipped, two for each ship, and been set up on the stern decks of the Astrolabe and the Boussole.