The best rowers in the world will come together for this friendly, festive sporting event.
The competition is huge; 5 days of competition, with delegations from 50 countries and at least 5,000 athletes attending.
It will raise rowing’s status considerably and highlight Libourne and its surrounding region.
Libourne was chosen from among four other candidate cities, winning out thanks to its sporting, cultural, wine-growing, gastronomic and tourist assets.
Dagueys Lake in Libourne is a vast protected natural area of 150 ha, classified Natura 2000, where rowers have access to an Olympic-sized nautical stadium and exceptional sailing conditions.
Starting every 3 minutes, more than 600 races with participants aged 27 and over.
You can attend all the races for free
Libourne is an English bastide town with a rich and varied heritage, a city full of character, the essential stopover between Libourne and Bordeaux. It stands at the confluence of two rivers labelled Man and Biosphere by UNESCO.
Once the slightest ray of sunshine peeps through, it’s down on the quays that the locals like to meet up. Seated on the terraces, the view is breathtaking to admire the confluence or even enjoy the setting sun with a drink. Libourne is all about the good life, an art of living evidenced by its Sunday market (don’t miss it!), which has existed for 600 years and is one of the best in the region. The Tourist Office invites you to discover the city in different ways and adapts to everyone’s requirements. You choose the best way to explore it.
From the bastide, treat yourself to a river trip with a cruise! Immediate boarding to discover our destination in a different way, have a drink or brunch on the water and simply enjoy the moment.
Our aim is to share with you our magnificent landscapes and iconic sites, to help you discover unusual places and activities so you can enjoy new experiences. Because here, you can ride the river for 100km from the Atlantic coast, you can cycle on the water, have your barbecue on the water, go back in time aboard trains that have come down the ages, or even pedal along an old railway line. And explore our illustrious vineyards; Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Fronsac, sharing unforgettable joyous moments.
Make the most of your visit to explore the village of Saint Emilion and the wider area. Continue through the bastide town of Sainte Foy la Grande and the surrounding area, as well as the hillsides of Fronsadais and its vineyards, and end your getaway in the land of great men.
Bordeaux and its 18th-century architecture, the quays and the water mirror, the shops on the pedestrianised Rue Sainte-Catherine, or maybe those in the Golden Triangle are not to be missed!
Further south, the Arcachon Basin has its beaches, fresh water and salt water between the peninsula of Cap-Ferret and the Leyre Delta, not forgetting the majestic Dune du Pilat, and further north, the Médoc vineyards and ocean beaches.
To the north, along the Dordogne, the citadel of Blaye stands out.
Following the motorway, the city of Cognac, bordering our wonderful region, invites you to discover and taste another nectar well known all over the world – brandy.