Grand Pavois 2019, La Rochelle boat show

Grand Pavois 2019, La Rochelle boat show


The largest boat show in France

The TOP 5 international boat shows afloat

This year 2019 marks the start of a new edition of the Grand Pavois Lounge, a flagship event in La Rochelle since 1973, a real must for lovers of navigation!

For this 47th edition, Le Grand Pavois is setting up six days of exhibition, from Wednesday September 18 to Monday September 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m., to discover more than 800 international brands and as many boats on display over 100 m000 of exhibition space. The Grand Pavois is also hundreds of new features and 2 visitors expected.

This next Grand-Pavois of La Rochelle continues to highlight the boats of the cultural heritage., on land and afloat and to promote certain initiatives combining traditional and development of the sector nautical.

This year again, the show will offer several thematic areas:
- the beach (Sliding and Light Sailing Village): dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, stand up paddle… more than 1500 trials, baptisms and demonstrations will be carried out within the fair grounds and on the Minimes beach.

- Fishing area & Grand Pavois Fishing : demonstration pool, marina, fishing village, sales area and no-kill lure fishing tournament bringing together pros and amateurs.

- a multihull space with a space specially dedicated to racing/cruising catamarans and trimarans.

The Grand Pavois La Rochelle is today one of the first economic manifestations of the New Aquitaine region. Place of exchange between the actors of the nautical sector and the amateurs of pleasure favored by the presence of many ports, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle has become in 46 years an essential partner of the New Aquitaine Region, of the department of Charente- Maritime, the city of La Rochelle and its Agglomeration Community.

This sector, which is concentrated in Gironde (Bordeaux and Bassin d'Arcachon) and in Charente-Maritime (La Rochelle and Rochefort) totals 800 companies, has 6 jobs, including 300 in Charente-Maritime and 3 in Gironde.
With its 460 km of coastline, its 2600 km of waterways, its 56 marinas representing 10 rings, its four islands, Charente-Maritime shows its desire to develop and support the nautical sector. In the department, the number of companies linked to the nautical sector is estimated at 000, 400 jobs and 3 million euros in turnover.

As for La Rochelle and its Agglomeration Community, a few figures: 310 companies and professionals, 1 units come out of Rochelais sites each year, 500 architectural firms, design and engineering offices, 25 jobs direct and indirect. At international level, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle is part of the Top 5 international boat shows afloat.

At the national level, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle remains an unmissable event for many enthusiasts and the first nautical event on the Atlantic coast with particularly dynamic regions in the nautical sector (Brittany, Pays de Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and which generate , alone, almost half of French turnover. For the time being, the organizing committee of the event has not yet communicated on the various guests of this new 2019 edition, nor on the country that will be honored this year.

However, the presence of a stand on Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante as well as the Rally of the islands of the sun is assured as soon as you enter the show, it could therefore be our French overseas departments and territories!

A way to pay tribute to our different national maritime traditions, and to make the holidays in the sun last at the end of summer! You can make your reservations for the Grand Pavois show on the ticket office of the event's website and find the latest news there.