The Moon Harbour: Port of Call 2021

The Moon Harbour: Port of Call 2021

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See the list of ships that are docking in Bordeaux this year:

> 22nd May to 6th June: the ship belonging to the environmental NGO Parley is docking in Bordeaux to increase awareness about plastic waste in rivers and oceans.

> 17th June to 20th June: as part of the Bordeaux Wine Festival, three tall ships (Le Marité, Le Français and El Galéon ) are docking in Bordeaux, where visitors can step onboard and explore

> 30th July to 1st August: the famous tall ship Belem is back in Bordeaux for refuelling

> September: Plastic Odyssey is stopping in Bordeaux as part of its mission to visit 30 countries in 3 years. The boat is travelling around the world carrying out research and finding solutions to plastic pollution

> September: the British tall ship “Pelican of London” is to drop anchor in Bordeaux

> November: stopover for the training ship Atyla

Bordeaux a port of call for the narrowboat Tourmente

Bordeaux a port of call for the narrowboat Tourmente

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The narrowboat Tourmente is stopping off at Bordeaux from 8th to 13th September 2020 at the ‘Ponton d’Honneur’ jetty on Quai Richelieu as part of its 8th ‘Entre Deux Mers Voyage 2020’, featuring local produce, two exhibitions, innovative projects, art and history.

The Tourmente and its crew navigate the canals of Le Midi, the Rhône basin and the Saône, meeting locals along the way with the aim of educating the general pubic, businesses and elected officials about the river world.

From August 18th onwards, the Entre Deux Mers Voyage will take in 12 ports, including Bordeaux, Sète, Lyon and Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Since 2011, this operation has been crossing regions irrigated by waterways. Each time the Tourmente drops anchor, the hold of this historic narrowboat from the Midi Canal (1934) is opened up to the public, filled with various propositions.

Free entry, 10am to 7pm

Forecasts of port calls in August

Forecasts of port calls in August

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From 12/08 (2.15am) to 13/08 (13.30pm) – MARINA – Bordeaux
From 14/08 (7.00am) to 14/08 (12.00am) – DEUTSCHLAND – Le Verdon
From 14/08 (4.45pm) to 15/08 (4.30pm) – DEUTSCHLAND – Bordeaux
From 14/08 (5.00am) to 14/08 (12.00am) – SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR – Le Verdon
From 14/08 (5.15pm) to 15/08 (4.15pm) – SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR – Bordeaux
From 16/08 (6.45am) to 17/08 (6.15am) – AMERA – Bordeaux
From 17/08 (11.00am) to 17/08 (6.00pm) – AMERA – Le Verdon
From 19/08 (9.15am) to  20/08 (8.00am) – WORLD VOYAGER – Bordeaux
From 21/08 (10.45am) to  22/08 (10.30am) – BREAEMAR – Bordeaux
From 22/08 (10.15am) to 23/08 (7.00pm) – WIND SURF – Grattequina
From 21/08 (8.00am) to  21/08 (7.00pm) – SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR – Le Verdon
From 23/08 (12.15am) to 25/08 (11.45am) – CRYSTAL SYMPHONY – Bordeaux
From 27/08 (3.00am) to 27/08 (3.00pm) – VEENDAM – Bassens

Access the 2020 program
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Bougainville drops anchor in Bordeaux

Bougainville drops anchor in Bordeaux

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This summer, the yacht Bougainville, owned by the cruise ship company PONANT, is to make Bordeaux her home port. This elegant boat with 92 luxurious cabins will travel up and down the Atlantic coast, allowing her passengers to discover the highlights of Gironde, Charente Maritime and the Basque Country.

This initiative is part of a national strategy which aims to showcase the strengths of French tourism. Throughout the summer, the company is offering 100% French cruises that depart from 5 great national ports: Bordeaux, Saint-Malo, Le Havre, Marseille and Nice.

The first cruise departing from Bordeaux, called ‘The Nature and Tradition of Nouvelle Aquitaine’ sets sail on 11th July, with the trip lasting for 8 days. At the moment of writing, 11 such cruises are set to leave from Bordeaux.

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The yacht Yersin drops anchor in Bordeaux

The yacht Yersin drops anchor in Bordeaux

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The Bordeaux port authorities, the CLYD shipyard and Bordeaux Métropole are hosting the yacht YERSIN while it is refitted, from Monday 18th May 2020.

 

Yersin left the Piriou shipyard in Concarneau in 2015. The 77-metre-long ice class yacht is somewhat unusual in that it is an exploration yacht, able to navigate any sea and face any weather, including that of the North and South Pole, thanks to its aluminium and steel hull.

The ship was designed to be used frequently by scientists for oceanographic missions, aptly bearing the name of the famous Franco-Swiss doctor and explorer Alexandre Yersin, who was a student of Pasteur and discovered the bacillus of the bubonic plague at the end of the 19th century.

The Yersin arrived in Bordeaux late on Monday 18th May to dock for technical repairs. Around twenty members of the crew – which is usually made up of 40 members, including 18 scientists – are present during the stopover in Bordeaux. The yacht is initially docking for a dozen days at the Ariane pontoon run by Bordeaux Métropole before entering the dry docks of the Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux for various repair works.

Copyright: Laurent Hodebar