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Royal Sun (Soleil Royale) 1669 Ships History

The exact launch date of the Flagship of the French fleet, SOLEIL ROYAL (Le Soleil Royale) with its 104 cannons, is a matter of controversy. Many historians say 1690 whilst others are of the opinion that she was engaged in combat in the Mediterranean Sea as early as the 1670's. History goes that she was built in Brest between 1669 and 1671 by engineer Laurent Hubac, and commissioned as the flagship of the escadre du Ponant (squadron of the Ponant). She was built after King Louis XIV, Soleil Royal (Le Soleil Royale) was the symbol of grace and ability. As the flagship of the French Navy, Soleil Royal (Le Soleil Royale) was sumptuously decorated with wooden carvings symbolic of the French monarch. She led the French fleet at the Battle of Beachy Head ("Bataille de Béveziers"), in 1690. The squadron met a 97-ship strong English and Dutch fleet. In spite of their numerical inferiority, the French attacked, forcing enemy ships to flee with significant losses (Battle of La Hougue). In 1692, Soleil Royal (Le Soleil Royale) was hauled up onto the beach at Cherbourg for repairs. At port, it was a defenseless target for the Dutch and British attack on June 2nd and 3rd. The loss Soleil Royal--the most impressive tall ship that France ever built, together with 18 others, was the most serious naval setback for France in the 17th century. Today, Soleil Royal (Le Soleil Royale) remains France’s cry of courage.

Soleil Royale Large Detailed Ship Model 1 or 2.3 metres long

Soleil Royale Large Detailed Ship Model 1 or 2.3 metres long

The Soleil Royale ship model is also built in larger and even much more detailed versions. Larger ship models of the Soleil Royale measure up to 1.15 metre and 2.30 metres respectively. However these models can be custom built and ordered for the client. Shown below is a model of the Soleil Royal measuring 2.3 metres in length and 2metres high. This model is can only be purchased via pre-order. The model is then built over a period of 8 months.

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***Maximum Size Soleil Royale (2.3 metres Long & 2metres Tall)*** Price: £15,000.00 (Euro 18,000.00)

***Maximum Size Soleil Royale (2.3 metres Long & 2metres Tall)*** Price: £15,000.00 (Euro 18,000.00)

Soleil Royale Model Galleon (2.3 metres long & 2 metres tall) Further Details

The Soleil Royal model galleon shown above is now for sale and suitably priced at £15,000.00 (Euro 18,000.00).
Current Stock: 1 model in stock & can ship worldwide within a 3 week timeframe.
Specifications: Sails Open, Teak Hull, Flags Supplied, Decorations Handcarved
The model measures 2.3m long and 2m tall. It is built over a period of 8 months full time work from cutting the raw materials to final assembly of hull masts and rigging. This model of the Soleil Royale is built using the finest teak wood using plank on frame technique. The hull can also be painted in white at the customers request. The decorations are handcarved pieces which are then painted in golden paint. The deck details such as guns, culverins. hand rails & belaying pins are made of turned brass. All remaining items and details on the ship model are made out of wood. The rigging is used is of several thicknesses representing the original ship's rigging. This model is a true feat of excellent craftmanship and would be ideal as a centrepiece attraction. Our other models are also available in this size/format upon request. You can Call us: +44 7702965152 or email us at Email: info@admiraltyshipmodels.co.uk

Super Sized Soleil Royale 1669 France Super Sized Soleil Royale 1669 France

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Length: 63" (160 cm)
Width: 26.5" (67 cm)
Height: 55" (140 cm)

A Large Wooden Model Ship of the Soleil Royal built to an amazing level of detail. The hull is double planked with precious wood. The deck replicated to the finest detail.

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Price:   £5,000.00 (Euro 5,800.00)

LIMITED STOCK Please Use EMail or Phone No. at Bottom of Page to Order. Earliest Availability in AUGUST 2014.


Le Soleil Royale (Double Planked) 1669 France (New Product) Le Soleil Royale (Double Planked) 1669 France (New Product)

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Length: 44" (112 cm)
Width: 17" (43 cm)
Height: 39" (98 cm)

A Large Wooden Model Ship of the Soleil Royal built to an amazing level of detail. The hull is double planked with precious wood. The deck replicated to the finest detail. Ornaments are all wooden handcarved pieces.

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Price:   £3,000.00 (Euro 3,480.00)


Le Soleil Royale 1669 France (Work Currently in Progress)

Le Soleil Royale 1669 France (Work Currently in Progress)

Currently being built this large model of the French Ship Soleil Royale is built using copper pinned Teak planks on frames. Customers can choose to have a matt or varnished finish. This option is applicable to all our ships on custom order. Pictures were taken at a late stage during the build prior to varnishing. The ship is shown here in plain wood and unvarnished state. Flags and some ship's decorations still need to be added for completeness. Some extra finishing work is required on the carvings.

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Le Soleil Royale 1669 France (New Product) Le Soleil Royale 1669 France (New Product)

History of the Stunning French Galleon - Le Soleil Royale

Length: 35" (89 cm)
Width: 15" (39 cm)
Height: 30" (75 cm)

A Historic Stunning Wooden Ship Model of the French Galleon Le Soleil Royale. Built to a scale between the large version and the medium one using single copper pinned plank on frame.

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Price:   £1,700.00 (Euro 1,972.00)


Soleil Royale Medium Varnished 54cm Long

Soleil Royale Medium Varnished 54cm Long

A fine handcrafted small scale replica ship model of the French Soleil Royal. The ship model is very detailed and decorated with handcarved sculptures to the best of our capability.

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Soleil Royale Medium Painted 54cm Long

Soleil Royale Medium Painted 54cm Long

A fine handcrafted small scale replica ship model of the French Soleil Royale. The model is built to the highest level of detail possible at such a small scale. It bears handcarved sculptures and only built out of wood.

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Soleil Royale Painted Medium 54cm Long

Soleil Royale Painted Medium 54cm Long

A fine handcrafted small scale replica ship model of the French Soleil Royale. The model is built to the highest level of detail possible at such a small scale. It possesses a painted stern, flanks and bow details. It bears handcarved sculptures and only built out of wood.

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Soleil Royal 1669 France (Painted + Solid Support) Soleil Royal 1669 France (Painted + Solid Support)

Soleil Royal Ship's History

Length: 21" (54 cm)
Width: 9" (22 cm)
Height: 19" (49 cm)

A Historic Wooden Sailing Ship Model of the French Galleon. This model is supported by a solid wooden stand & brass supports. It also is decorated with higher quality carvings.

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Price:   £365.00 (Euro 423.40)


Soleil Royale Cross Section

Soleil Royale Cross Section

This is a fantastic cross section model of the French period ship Soleil Royale. It is hand built using hand-cut & handcarved wooden parts. All the details of the ships interior have been replicated in this masterpiece.

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Soleil Royal Painted Cross-Section Soleil Royal Painted Cross-Section

Height: 36" (91 cm)
Width: 17" (43 cm)
Depth: 2.5" (7 cm)

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Price:   £185.00 (Euro 214.60)

LIMITED STOCK Please Use EMail or Phone No. at Bottom of Page to Order. Earliest Availability in AUGUST 2014.


Wikipedia - History & Details of the Famous French Ship - Le Soleil Royale

Wikipedia gives a detailed historical account of the events involving the Soleil Royale. It also displays some interesting pictures of the detailed Admiralty Model from the Musee de la Marine in Paris.

Wikipedia - Historical Facts & Museum Ship Model Pictures

Louis XIV - Le Roi Soleil - Homage to the King of France



The Sun King Louis XIV - The Soleil Royale was commisioned by and named after the King of France.

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