Bordeaux River Festival invited the Solitaire du Figaro race

From May 24, 2013 to June 02, 2013
  • the Solitaire du Figaro race

    the Solitaire du Figaro race

    © Solitaire du Figaro

Bordeaux River Festival invited the Solitaire du Figaro race Quai Louis XVIII 33000 Bordeaux fr

This edition of Bordeaux River Festival will have a completely new look. Among other innovations, the festival will be welcoming one of the most famous and prestigious international solo sailing competitions: La Solitaire du Figaro (Bordeaux to Dieppe by way of Roscoff).

The race will leave from Bordeaux – for the first time in its history – on Saturday, June 1, after an eight-day celebration. In fact, the River Festival will run all week leading up to the departure of the race, and a "village" will be set up along the quays between the reflecting pool and the stone bridge. The public will have the opportunity to meet about forty skippers who will be anchored at the main docks.

There will be an exhibit promoting the Gironde region's expertise in building pleasure craft and other nautical equipment. Talks, special events, tastings, and a photography exhibit are also planned along the quays!
Boat excursions will be available for those who want to discover the estuary ‘s unique character.

Swim across the Garonne

The fifth edition of the Traversée de Bordeaux à la Nage will go from the new dock on the Left Bank to the Bastide dock on the Right Bank on Sunday, May 2. More than 450 swimmers will take part in this one-of-a-kind event!

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