Tales from the collective memory
From myth to reality
Un new art of travel with PONANT
Tales from a unique scouting trip in Quebec
They say that travel is the best way to grow… and Tom would agree. Accustomed to travelling the world, the young man set off on a PONANT expedition that would hold many surprises for him.
On his first exploration of the North Pole with passengers with Le Commandant Charcot, one of our captains was able to share an intense experience with them: an encounter with a polar bear and her cubs.
A true gift from nature!
Capturing the beauty of the moment
A passionate ambassador for little-known Greenland
5 questions to Captain Étienne Garcia
…Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, naturalist guide and a marine mammal specialist
PONANT designs a polar trek through the immense icy expanses of the Far North
The international research station in Ny-Ålesund, Norway
Innovative cooperation for an immersive experience
The biggest fjord in the world
4,000 years of Greenlandic culture
Adventure and authenticity
On the sea-ice walking in the steps of Ole et Adam
Le Commandant Charcot joins the scientific adventure
A minimal and transitory impact through the application of strict protocols
A mix of fantasy and reality
Discover the log of the newest member of the PONANT fleet
Of Dogs and Men
Trial run through the ice for Le Commandant Charcot
Experience these majestic natural sites in all their nuanced glory with our special selection.
The Far North, between myth and reality.
Each destination offers its own unique treasures
The early bird catches the bear!
In recent years, the North Pole has become a barometer of the global environment: so fragile and, paradoxically, such immense power. Everything here is raw, natural and in stark contrast: a pure, unsullied continent of ice resting on an inky black sea. And at the heart of this dialogue between land and sea, the wildlife, superlative in its untamed splendour. A tale of a singular and unique expedition.
Discovering the untamed nature of the Svalbard archipelago
5 vital accessories to take with you
Introducing the Inuit
Fascinated by icebergs, the hyperrealist artist Zaria Forman uses her talent to raise awareness about the environment, with a focus on the melting glaciers.
An insatiable appetite for the mysteries of the Antarctic
So if your heart can’t decide between the Arctic and the Antarctic, follow our guide!
Interview with Florence Kuyper and Delphine Aurès
Measuring between 1.8 and 3 metres and weighing 350 to 680 kilos, the polar bear‘s characteristic white colouring is owed to the translucent and hollow hairs of its fur which reflect the sunlight off of the sea ice.
A sundog is an atmospheric optical phenomenon often observed in polar regions.
An aurora is solar wind colliding with the Earth’s magnetic field.