10 and 11 June 2023
Garonne en fête,
June 10 & 11,
the new rendezvous of festivities
on and around the Garonne…
Attend the famous crossing of the Garonne by swimming and discover the other water sports and activities that the river has to offer.
From shipbuilding to fishermen via the pilot, the boatman, discover the trades that have given life to the Garonne.
Bordeaux represents centuries of activities focused on the rest of the world. Its maritime heritage is of a richness that no other port on the Atlantic coast equals.
Procession, mass, and blessing of boats, under the patronage of Saint-Elmo, patron saint of sailors, Bordeaux is reviving its traditions
Do not miss anything of this weekend, which will celebrate the Garonne
Garonne en Fête…
“Garonne en fête” is an association founded in 2023, in order to bring together maritime and river actors working on and around the Garonne, during an annual popular event.
Organized in honor of Saint-Elme (the patron saint of sailors), this event aims to promote the maritime and river culture present on the estuary, with an emphasis on the trades and sports practiced on the Garonne. , without forgetting its spiritual dimension with an outdoor mass and its traditional blessing of the boats.
of the association…
James VITRAC – President
Antoine LUQUIAU – Vice President, Sports and Nautical
Jean-Michel DEGORCE – Professions and sector
Stéphane BINAUD – Culture and history
Abbé Thierry DOP – St. Elmo’s Day
Rose-Marie HUGUES – Secretary
Olivier HUGUES – Treasurer