Dreams of Elsewhere | PONANT Magazine

Keep exploring the world from your home !

Discovering, traveling, exploring…. It’s first and foremost a state of mind. A way to look at the world. A philosophy. During this peculiar period, Escales invites you to daydream and escape. Read, listen, and watch to deepen your knowledge and understanding of our beautiful planet! So, what’s on? Our show “Beyond the Seas” invites the Ponant captains and a whole lot of guests to share their experiences and their views about our Earth. The “Reports from the Ends of the World”, by Olivier de Kersauson, offer you a full immersion into the maritime world, illustrated with magnificent pictures captured all over the globe. And that’s without mentioning our numerous encounters, portraits, and snapshots from near and far, designed just to help you contemplate your next trip!



Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 1

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There is nothing more beautiful than the moment before a journey, the moment when tomorrow’s horizon comes to visit us, to announce its promises.
M.Kundera

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Dive back into the pages of our magazine Escales to discover or rediscover Mexico.

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Get curious and have a delightful time discovering the country’s incredible riches through reports, encounters, and other content designed to inspire you.

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Beyond the Seas #1 with Euronews: an unforgettable stopover in the heavenly San Blas archipelago with PONANT Captain Etienne Garcia. Head straight for those thousands of coral islands situated just north of Panama in the Caribbean Sea.

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Whoever said that enjoying good food was a bad habit? Take advantage of your prolonged sojourn at home to easily reproduce the recipes of our PONANT chefs.
This week: Michel Jurek’s very own chocolate mousse!

Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 2

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Travelling is a door through which one leaves reality to penetrate into an unexplored reality, which seems like a dream.
Guy de Maupassant

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For this issue 2 of “dreams of elsewhere”, our magazine Escales takes you to discover Antarctica, a land of peace and freedom.

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Immense, spectacular, legendary, secret, fragile… Discover the continent with all the superlatives through our Antarctica travel guide.

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The documentary film ‘Take the high seas!’ tells the story of PONANT, a vibrant testimony to the maritime adventure of our company.

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Whoever said that enjoying good food was a bad habit? Take advantage of your prolonged sojourn at home to easily reproduce the recipes of our PONANT chefs.
This week: Michel Jurek’s very own lemon cake!

Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 3

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The marvellous thing about great travels is that their enchantment begins long before departure. You open an atlas, you dream over a map. You repeat the glorious name of unknown cities.
Joseph Kessel

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outh America, here we come! Chile, Argentina, Peru or even Venezuela… So many countries evocative of travel, adventure, dreams and discovery.

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The valuable advice of a PONANT expert in polar and tropical expeditions to help you get through this extremely unusual period of social distancing

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Today head to the Far North with the PONANT speaker Patrick Poivre from Arvor who is talking to us about Greenland, an Inuit territory with magnificent panoramas and exceptional wildlife.

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Whoever said that enjoying good food was a bad habit? Take advantage of your prolonged sojourn at home to easily reproduce the recipes of our PONANT chefs.
This week: Michel Jurek’s very own tarte Tatin!

Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 4

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The longer the ascent, the more difficult the climb, the greater the satisfaction and the more magnificent the view at the top.
Jigorō Kanō

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Next port of call: Japan! Our magazine plunges you into the very heart of the fascinating and mysterious traditions of the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Takoyaki, okonomiyaki and sukiyaki: discover our selection of delicacies from Japan and enjoy a startling culinary voyage with a difference!

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Destination New Zealand! PONANT captain Régis Daumesnil talks to us about sailing the fjords and exploring this country’s magnificent landscapes and scenery by sea.

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Whoever said that enjoying good food was a bad habit? Take advantage of your prolonged sojourn at home to easily reproduce the recipes of our PONANT chefs.
This week: Michel Jurek’s very own vanilla crème brûlée!

Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 5

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The truth exists beyond the mountains. To find it, one must travel.
African proverb

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Our magazine, Escales, take you on an immersive journey to the very heart of the African continent. The cradle of humanity, this ancestral land surprises, fascinates and enchants…

Shall we?

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A guided tour of Mindelo, the second-largest city in the Cape Verde archipelago which is the pride and joy of the island of São Vicente.

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This week, artist Emmanuel Rossfelder offers us an invitation to voyage and escape in the form of a musical interlude. His guitar interpretation of « Andaluza », a composition by Enrique Granados, transports us to the very heart of warmly welcoming and beautiful Andalusia.

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Whoever said that enjoying good food was a bad habit? Take advantage of your prolonged sojourn at home to easily reproduce the recipes of our PONANT chefs.
This week: Michel Jurek’s very own chocolate chip cookies!

Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 6

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Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.
Irish Proverb

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Set off with Escales and discover the secrets of the legendary Celtic lands. Unravel the mysteries of these ancient landscapes and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of their welcoming cities.

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The Pacific islands do not have a monopoly on white sand beaches, palm trees and turquoise water. The landscapes in the North Atlantic are equally beautiful, inviting you to daydream and enjoy.

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PONANT takes you to encounter the king penguins of Macquarie Island, an islet located halfway between Australia and the Antarctic continent and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Whoever said that enjoying good food was a bad habit? Take advantage of your prolonged sojourn at home to easily reproduce the recipes of our PONANT chefs.
This week: Michel Jurek’s very own reine pizza !

Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 7

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Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.
Maori proverb

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Turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches, majestic volcanic islands, stunning seabeds, a traditional welcome and an authentically traditional way of life… This week, Escales takes you to French Polynesia.

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The gorgeous turquoise lagoons of Polynesia are home to an incredible range of underwater wildlife and offer spectacular moments of exploration!

Aurore Asso, champion freediver and vice president of the PONANT Foundation, talks to us about her passion for this wonderful world of silence

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Get away and escape by discovering the treasures of Oceania with our expedition leaders and their teams of naturalist guides, ethnologists and geologists: a fascinating region located at the centre of the Pacific Ring of Fire and famous for its incredible biodiversity.

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This week, PONANT, in collaboration with Alain Duault, presents an extract from « Le chant des oiseaux » by Pablo Casals, performed by French cellist Ophélie Gaillard.

Dreams of Elsewhere – Issue 8

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

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Rediscover the treasures of the Far North, an immense and still wild and untamed world. Encounter peoples with thousand-year-old traditions, see majestic icebergs and glaciers, and experience an iconic range of discreetly unobtrusive yet fascinating wildlife.

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The attraction exerted by the polar regions is simply infinite: large open spaces, vast white and deserted expanses, icebergs, incredible wildlife…

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Keeping spirits up: the captain, the crew and the staff confined onboard the Le Lapérouse have put together a special surprise for you in images!

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Whoever said that enjoying good food was a bad habit? Take advantage of your prolonged sojourn at home to easily reproduce the recipes of our PONANT chefs.
This week: Michel Jurek’s very own Fraisier strawberry cake!




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