THE RIVER

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Since the com­plete ren­o­va­tion of the Bordeaux water­front in the 2000s, the peo­ple of Bordeaux have re­dis­cov­ered their river, pre­vi­ously hid­den by the ware­houses and metal gates of the au­ton­o­mous port. Today, the Garonne plays host to many ac­tiv­i­ties, from river cruises last­ing a few hours to ca­noe or jet-ski trips.

BORDEAUX FETE LE FLEUVE HOSTS LA SOLI­TAIRE URGO LE FI­GARO

> 26th May - 4th June 2017 Get ready for a new edi­tion of ‘Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve’. This great fes­tive event at­tracts lovers of the Garonne and its es­tu­ary ev­ery other year, al­ter­nat­ing with the Bordeaux Wine Fes­ti­val. The pro­gram in­cludes wa­ter sports, rides on the river, boat ex­hi­bi­tions, con­certs and fire­works! ‘Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve’ will host the start of the 48th edi­tion of ‘La Soli­taire Urgo le Fi­garo’, one of the great­est solo sail­ing races in stages! In 2013 and 2015, hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple came to watch the 45 sail­boats and first-class ocean rac­ers with great ad­mi­ra­tion. The first two editions of the fes­ti­val were so pop­u­lar, the third edi­tion was in­evitable. We look for­ward to see­ing you on the Bordeaux quays when the boats ar­rive! www.bor­deauxfetele­fleuve.com

FETE DE LA MORUE - COD FES­TI­VAL

> 26th-28th May 2017 A fes­ti­val that refers to an an­cient tra­di­tion of fish­er­men who landed on the banks of the Garonne with their fish from Ice­land and New­found­land. On the pro­gramme of this 22nd edi­tion: cod, con­certs, shows, cook­ing work­shops, ex­hi­bi­tions, tast­ings, con­fer­ences ... and that’s to say noth­ing of the Mar­itime Dic­ta­tion, the Gi­ant Omelette and the Apéro du Marin. Bè­gles city cen­tre +33 (0)5 56 49 95 94 - fet­ede­lam­orue.mairie-begles.fr

FETE DE L’ALOSE - ALOSA FES­TI­VAL

> 20th May 2017

For a day in May, the down­town of Lor­mont will give up its tran­quil­ity to give way to the arts, fish and its bones ... and will nois­ily cel­e­brate the re­turn of the shad that goes up the river ev­ery year. Place Aris­tide Briand, Lor­mont

Bat3 > Lor­mont Bas

+33 5 57 77 63 20

BORDEAUX, PORT OF CALL

At the foot of the Quin­conces es­planade, in the heart of the UNESCO World Her­itage-listed city cen­tre, Bordeaux wel­comes ev­ery year a grow­ing num­ber of cruise ships. Be­tween April and Oc­to­ber 2017, 44 ships will be bring­ing up the 117-me­tre Cha­ban-del­mas bridge when stop­ping over in Bordeaux. The port also wel­comes navy ships, for­eign sail­boats and pres­ti­gious ships like the three-mast Belem also dock here and of­fer tours.

RIVER CRUISES

No less than 8 com­pa­nies or­gan­ise trips of dis­cov­ery on the Garonne and Dor­dogne rivers and all the way up to the nat­u­ral splen­dours of the Gironde es­tu­ary. Among them, Aquitaine Croisières pro­poses a deal that com­bines cruise and cy­clo­tourism: ev­ery day a new stopover with a 20 or 50 km bike cir­cuit to ex­plore the vine­yards, her­itage, gas­tron­omy, cul­ture or na­ture of the re­gion. +33 (0)6 16 98 12 66 www.bordeaux.cruises

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Fête de l’alose

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