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La Rochelle (FR) - Bordeaux (FR)

23 June - 27 June 2024

4 days, Morgenster

From € 690,-

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p.p. in 4-person cabin: € 690,-
p.p. in 2-person cabin: € 790,-

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Morgenster:
La Rochelle (FR) - Bordeaux (FR)

23 June - 27 June 2024

La Rochelle is an impressive town to start a tall ship sailing voyage. The harbor is protected by two huge towers. There are two islands nearby: Ile de Re and Ile d’ Oleron, which you may visit if weather permits. The voyage leads south, along the coast, to the Cordouan, a famously beautiful lighthouse, one of the tallest traditional lighhouses in the world. Then you will enter the Gironde river and make your way to Bordeaux.
Open to all Windseekers, minimum age 15 years.

Ports

La Rochelle is a coastal city on the west coast of France, with three ports offering shelter from the Bay of Biscay. See the three historic towers of the old port as the 16th century protestant corsairs would have, take a day cycling to the 'Île de Ré' bridge-connected island to explore the quaint villages. Popular with cruisers and tourists, the seafront is a place to wine and dine, enjoying the region's top cuisine.

Bordeaux is famous for its wine, but the city itself also has a lot to offer. The cathedral, the Place des Quinconces and the Port de La Lune will have you gazing in amazement. The city also has a diverse cultural agenda and a bustling nightlife. To the south of the city you’ll find sandy beaches with enormous dunes that offer great surfing conditions on the waves of the Atlantic ocean. Every two years Bordeaux organizes a harbor festival, with many Tall Ships visiting.

  • La Rochelle (FR)

  • Bordeaux (FR)

Key points

  • Dates: 23 June 2024 - 27 June 2024
  • Embarkation: 17:00 / Disembarkation: 10:00
  • For Windseekers of all ages, minimum age 15 years
  • No sailing experience required!
  • Official language on board: English and Dutch
  • Price includes: accommodation and meals, excludes drinks at the bar
  • Price excludes transportation costs to-and from the ports. Our travel counsellor can advise you and book your transfers
  • Windseekers need to have a health insurance and a travel insurance
  • Need to take with you on board: sleeping bag and towels – only for hammocks; bedding and towels are provided in cabins.
  • "It was cozy and comfortable, but hard work and exciting."

    Keshan (17), UK

You sail on the Morgenster

Shipping type: Brig
Homeport: Den Helder (NL)
Date built: 1919
Trainees: 35
Length: 48 m
Height of mast: 29 m
Sail: 600 m2

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