Departure of the Tall Ships Fleet
The departure of the tall ships is always an unforgettable spectacle. All visitors to the festival, and the people of Bordeaux and the Gironde are invited to come and bid farewell to the captains and their crews.
They will be sailing up the largest estuary in Europe, and passing the legendary Cordouan Lighthouse before regaining the open sea. Some will then be bound for the Baltic Sea, others for Brittany or their home port. The Belem will be starting a wonderful cruise whose first stage will take fifty pilgrims from Bordeaux to Santiago de Compostela.
For those who dream of setting sail: l’Etoile du Roy is offering a cruise to accompany the Tall Ships fleet from Bordeaux to Pauillac.