The Aéronavale was created in 1912. Nowadays is a full blue-water navy including nuclear-powered submarines, a nuclear aircraft carrier and many amphibious assault ships.
The French Naval Aviation is headquartered in Toulon naval base and operates from 4 main naval bases and many detachments in foreign countries or French overseas territories.
Taihiti Dauphin Most Distant Operation, 30-Aug-18 : #Tahiti An AS365N3+ Dauphin from the French Navy 35F detachment flew 3,426 km / 1.849 nm in 14 hours to complete a medical evacuation from a remote atoll. It was the single most distant operation ever conducted by these Tahiti based helicopters