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Bordeaux Métropole: your pleasure stopover

At the junction of the Garonne and the Dordogne and about 100 km from the Atlantic Ocean via the Gironde estuary, Bordeaux Métropole is accessible to large maritime cruise liners as well as private pleasure boats.

The destination offers a range of jetties suitable for medium and short stays, including a privileged stopover in the heart of the historic city of Bordeaux.

Boaters will also find a crane and refueling area in the Bordeaux-Nord area.

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Facing the island of Arcins, Port Garonne is an invitation to a total change of scenery, ideally located for yachtsmen who drop anchor there for a day or a few weeks.
Close to the Rives d’Arcins shopping center, the Berges de Garonne park and the Guetteurs peri-urban refuge.

  • Services : Harbor master’s office, pleasure stopover, passenger boat pier, mooring rings afloat, slipway, wintering area (3,700 m², 70 boats), technical area, crane area, fuel station
  • Abilities: 274 meters / 45 rings
  • Networks: water + electricity on pontoons (220 V/6 A) + wifi (paying)
  • Amenities: sanitary facilities (showers, sinks, toilets including 1 disabled access) and a washing machine
  • Security : access to the pontoon through a gate protected by a digicode



Largest urban complex in the world registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Bordeaux is full of places of interest. Historical, cultural and landscape heritage, gastronomy, shopping… the stopover in the heart of the Port de la Lune is a privileged stage.

Chaban bridge seen from the sky

Pleasure stopover, passenger pier, events and reception of tall ships

  • Length / capacity: 155 meters / 600 passengers
  • Networks: 5 water terminals / 5 electrical connections. 220 V + 1 connection 380 V + Free public Wi-Fi
  • Security : access to the pontoon through a gate protected by a digicode


Passenger pier, Bat3 river shuttle pier, pleasure stopover, mooring rings afloat (professionals), slipway

  • Length / capacity: 109 meters / 150 passengers
  • Networks: 3 water terminals + electricity
  • Security : access to the pontoon through a gate protected by a digicode


Located on the right bank of the Garonne, quai Deschamps, in the renovated district of La Bastide, this river stop, in addition to an exceptional view of the city, has all the services and shops nearby.
Pleasure stopover, mooring rings afloat (professionals)

  • Length : 104 meters
  • Networks: 3 water terminals + electricity
  • Amenities: public toilets place Stalingrad (less than 200 m)
  • Security : access to the pontoon through a gate protected by a digicode


Located on the left bank of the Garonne, the pontoon is installed at the foot of The City of Wine.
Pleasure landing, Bat3 river shuttle pier, passenger boat pier

  • Length : 90 meters
  • Networks: 2 water terminals + electricity (16 and 32 A) + Free public Wi-Fi
  • Security : access to the pontoon through a gate protected by a digicode


Port Bastide is located on the right bank, opposite Hangar 14, quai de Queyries, in the heart of an activity area partly dedicated to the nautical sector (sale, maintenance, restoration of old and collectible canoes).

  • Upstream : mooring rings afloat (professionals and nautical clubs), slipway
    Length : 60 meters
  • Downstream : Afloat mooring ring (sea scouts)
    Length : 30 meters
    Security : access to the pontoon through a gate protected by a digicode



The town of Ambès is located at the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, just before the Gironde estuary.

Picnic area, play area. In June: Shad Festival.
Pleasure stopover, mooring ring afloat and slipway

  • Length : 68 meters



Located on the right bank of the Garonne, 6 km downstream from Bordeaux, Lormont has a rich ancient past, the traces of which are still perceptible today.
Opposite the nautical stopping place for boats, Place Aristide Briand offers cafes with sunny terraces and a market on Saturdays.

Pontoon A (downstream)

Pleasure stopover, Bat3 river shuttle pier, slipway

  • Length : 104 meters
  • Networks: water + electricity


Pontoon B (upstream)

Lormont Sailing Club, dismasting crane


Boat parks

Fairing and wintering areas


St. Vincent de Paul

Located at the extreme north of Entre-deux-Mers, in the peninsula formed by the confluence between the Dordogne and the Garonne.


Saint-Louis-de-Montferrand stretches along the right bank of the Garonne, facing the Médoc wine region, forming an area of ​​approximately 1,000 hectares.

Afloat mooring ring

  • Length / capacity: 150 meters / 10 boats from 7 to 8 m



Bordeaux seen from the river

Metropolitan river equipment – Rates 2020


By phone: 05 56 93 93 56

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Sail on the Garonne

  • The latest of the urban crossings downstream of the Port de la Lune, the Jacques-Chaban-Delmas bridge is equipped with a lifting span ensuring the passage of the largest boats.
    The marine jig boaters (sailboats not dismasted, large yachts, etc.) must inform Mission Tourisme of their arrival at least 8 days in advance by E-mailby form or by telephone on 05 56 93 93 56. (It is also strongly recommended to make yourself known to the harbor master’s office by VHF, channel 12, before going under the bridge.)

View Bridge Deck Lifting Dates

The boats with river gauge can pass the Jacques-Chaban-Delmas bridge indifferently, except during movements of the deck or during the passage of a large vessel.

  • Lthe stone bridge of Bordeaux constitutes the limit of the maritime registration. The air draft of this bridge, the lowest in the sector, is approximately 7 meters at the keystone at high tide and 12 meters at low tide.

Special traffic police regulations in the maritime waters of the Gironde, the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Isle

Special police regulations for inland navigation on rivers in Gironde (Garonne, Dordogne and Isle)

Getting around the Metropolis

Bat3 on the Garonne

Besides a system of river shuttles which connects several pontoons in Bordeaux and Lormont and an offer of self-service bicyclesthe Metropolis has a dense public transport network.
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