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