The great French naval officer Jean-François Galaup de Lapérouse was born in Albi in 1741.
For this reason we gave the name of this Albi’s naval officer to one of the rooms in Villa Bellevue.
The naval officer was appointed by the king Louis XVI to lead an scientific expedition around the word
The end of this expedition was probably in 1788 in Vanikoro one of the Solomon’s islands.
Nobody will solve the mystery of the lost expedition.
You can visit the Lapérouse’s museum in Albi and you’ll discover the his famous expedition.