The Oman et la Mer exhibition was officially opened by a spectacular opening ceremony.
This gallery has photos of the ceremony and other events staged around the exhibition.
Preparing the Oman et la Mer exhibition has taken much work and planning.
In this gallery you can follow the final stages as the items in the exhibition are brought to Paris for what promises to be a very special event.
Oman's relationship with the sea goes back more than 5,000 years.
This gallery features some of the sailing ships of Oman both ancient and modern.
Building and sailing traditional ships takes special skills.
This gallery gives an insight into what it takes to make a sewn ship and then to sail her across the Indian Ocean.