grand pavois

The Grand Pavois La Rochelle, international in-water boat show

Every year since 1973, the port des Minimes has been hosting the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, one of the largest international boat shows. From 18 to 23 September, everyone who loves the sea will gather together in Charente-Maritime to admire around 800 boats and talk about water sports and leisure activities.

The impressive figures speak for themselves: 85,000 visitors from some forty nationalities over 6 days, roaming along 3 km of pontoons, checking out 300 in-water boats and 450 on-land, finding out about the latest technology, discovering equipment and gear for a myriad of water sports (sailing, powerboating, diving, fishing, and more…). And testing, trying out material and activities!

The site actually proposes, and it’s one of its strong points given its location on the waterfront, outings on-board the boats so that visitors can test the vessel of their dreams before buying. It also has an extensive area for trying out jet-skis, SUP yoga, wake-boarding as well as a host of other equipment demonstrations.

The site, overlooking the famous towers guarding the maritime entrance to the town, invites visitors to enjoy thematic spaces, stands exhibiting over 800 international brands and an incredible choice of events. The programme will soon be published, check it out!

This year, Guadeloupe and Marie-Galante are centre staged as is the “Rallye des Îles du Soleil”, a transatlantic crossing departing on 3 November 2019.

To find out more:www.grand-pavois.com

PRACTICAL INFO 

from September 18 2019 to September 23 2019

La Rochelle 

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