Siam

siam

This caractère room of 20m2, with it's natural and soft tones, wood ceiling and exposed beam, is composed with an independant bathroom with one vask, a shower, towel dryer and hair dryer. It is equiped with a king size bed of 160.

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A piece of history

In 1741, Pierre Poivre (who will become steward of the Mascarenes on the “Ile de France” where he will later host the navigator Kerguelen) is destined for the evangelization of the Far East and embarks for China but his taste for adventure quickly extinguishes its religious vocation. He travels and is interested in everything related to trade and agriculture. He is the first to describe lychee. A little later, his nephew, Pierre Sonnerat, naturalist and explorer published in 1782 his Voyage to India and China made from 1774 until 1781.

Louis XV and Louis XVI widely open the coffers of the state to finance the huge expenses that these expeditions entail. The Compagnie des Indes therefore pursues its commercial activities, to which is added the evangelization of the colonized countries.

Despite the problems encountered in Siam by Catholic priests, the Foreign Missions of Paris (MEP) regularly send priests to this region of Asia. In 1713, following the Burmese invasion of Siam, Brother Pierre Pigneau of Behaine with his 40 students, found refuge in Malacca on the way back to India.

In 1767, Jean-François de Surville, a Breton merchant, asked the East India Company for the right to trade in their territories. He will leave to discover New Zealand. On June 2, 1767, he arrived in the Straits of Malacca and one can probably imagine that he also stopped in Singapore to refuel in food and drinking water before going to explore the Pacific.