The Gironde by boat

On the Gironde Estuary

The largest estuary in Europe is punctuated by the movements of the water, salt water which goes up the river at high tide, fresh water which takes advantage of low tide to reach the ocean. This regular shifting of the waters makes the Gironde a fluctuating universe where the islands come and go, where the limits between land and water are sometimes indistinct, where the landscapes are constantly surprising: cliffs and hillsides on the right bank, terraces of the left bank where the vineyards of Medoc .
The Gironde estuary is an immense expanse of water, born from the meeting, at the Bec d'Ambès, between the Garonne and the Dordogne.
Its natural setting, its ecosystem, its history make it a unique universe that influences actors and landscapes that are otherwise very diverse. This influence is felt as far as Bordeaux on the Garonne and Libourne on the Dordogne.

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