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BOAT TRIP – GRAND TOUR GIRONDE ESTUARY, Friday 16th September

We are organising a day out starting with lunch at 12:00 in a restaurant at Port Medoc (33123 Le Verdon sur Mer) followed by a boat trip in the afternoon aboard the vedette “La Boheme” to discover the Gironde Estuary.

DURATION : approximately 2h30 (non-stop)

COST : 26€ per person to be paid directly at the La Boheme Vedettes counter prior to embarking (A on photo of Port Medoc below)

THE TRIP

Escape for a boat trip on the vedette “La Boheme” and admire the beauties of the Gironde estuary. 

You will approach the Cordouan lighthouse , nicknamed the “Versailles of the sea”, which stands majestically at the entrance to the Gironde estuary. Built from 1584 to 1611, it was classified as a historic monument in 1862. It is the oldest lighthouse in France still in operation.

Then, glide on the waves of the estuary to discover the Devil’s Bridge, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Vaux-sur-Mer, Royan, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, the tip of Suzac and the sumptuous cliffs of limestone from Meschers-sur-Gironde and the Talmont promontory.

The Meschers cliffs border the Gironde estuary. You will contemplate the troglodyte caves dug naturally for some and for others by the hand of man. Their occupation dates back to the Gallo-Roman period since then, they have always been inhabited. The promontory of Talmont, on which sits the Church of Sainte-Radegonde, is the unmissable gem of Saintonge Romanesque art, which was built in the 12th century by the monks of the Abbey of Saint-Jean-d’Angely.

Lunch will be at the restaurant “Le Bistrot du Port” (B on photo of Port Medoc below) and details of the menu and costs will be in the next newsletter.

If you are interested please contact Ian to book at : eventorgib@bordeauxbritish.com or on 06 22 69 81 70.

Ian Birss – Association Newsletter Editor