Port information

Bordeaux (c) Bordeaux


Bordeaux, worldwide renowned wine capital, now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, lies some 60 miles from the sea at the head of the Gironde Estuary. For the many thousands of cruise passengers who arrive every year, their first sight of the city is the fine 18th century facade alongside which their ship will berth. On top of the Bordeaux Center arrival berth, 2 other sites can welcome cruise ships: Bassens and Le Verdon, according to the ships dimensions. Coming soon a new terminal in Pauillac for ships up to 340 m

A large choice of shore excursions are available, including tours of the city and of its major monuments – Girondins Column, Grand Théâtre, Place Saint-Pierre, Porte Cailhau and the Peu-Berland Tower. There are also half day trips to the most famous wine growing areas of Médoc, Saint Emilion/Pomerol, Graves/Sauternes. Each vineyard visit offers a guided tour through prestigious châteaux: Beychevelle, Carbonnieux, Haut Brion, Eyquem, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild

Port attractions

  1.  Cite du Vin

    Situated in Bordeaux, La Cité du Vin is a unique venue for culture and recreation where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, set within an evocative architectural design.
  2.  Water mirror

    Located across from Place de la Bourse, this spectacular pool, designed by landscape artist Michel Corajoud, alternates a mirror effect and artificial misting in an extraordinary way.
  3.  Opera house

    Along with the operas of Versailles and Turin, the Grand-Théâtre has one of the most beautiful 18th century concert halls in the world.
  4.  CAPC moderne art museum

    Created 40 years ago in a former colonial warehouse (Entrepôts Lainé), the CAPC focuses on emerging art forms, with a permanent exhibition of some 1,300 works by 190 artists.
  5.  Bordeaux a world heritage site

    Some 1,810 hectares of Bordeaux are listed a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area comprises most of the city between the outer boulevards and the Port of the Moon.

Port views

Bordeaux water mirror
A city center call
Cité du vin
Tram and Cruise in the city center
Calling next to Bordeaux number one attraction
Enjoy an overnight call in Bordeaux
10 minutes walk from the pier

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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
no limit in Le Verdon ; 262 m in Bordeaux (up to 280 m)
Max. Draught, M:
8 m in Bordeaux
More Info Draught:
up to 11 m in le Verdon
Max. Air Draught, M:
no limit in le Verdon, 50 m in Bordeaux, up to 53 m on request
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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
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Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
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Useful Information
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Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Laurence Bouchardie
152 quai de Bacalan
33082 Bordeaux


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Page last updated: 2022-11-01 10:53


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