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05 - Aquitaine bridge

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Nestled at the foot of the right bank’s limestone cliffs is Lormont, an old fishing port and one of the city’s oldest residential areas, counting kings, dukes and archbishops amongst its former inhabitants. Some even say that Richard II of England was born in the Black Prince’s château, perched on the heights of the village, beside the bridge.

Culminating at 105m high, the Aquitaine bridge is the first boats see on their way to Bordeaux, crossing over 100 000 vehicles per day. Downstream from the bridge is the port of Bassens, one of the seven specialised terminals strewn throughout the estuary, constituting Bordeaux’s Great Maritime Port.

Our boat will soon turn around, leaving the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean behind us.

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