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Dagueys International Watersports centre

Commune de Libourne

Libourne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Altitude : 28m
1 Watersports centre

Centre disciplines

Rowing Canoe sprint Para rowing Para canoe-sprint


20 minutes from Bordeaux, the 4th largest city in France, just 2 and a half hours from Paris, 40 minutes from Bordeaux Mérignac international airport, and 5 minutes’ walk from Libourne town centre, in the heart of a 150 hectare protected nature site, come and row in an Olympic-sized nautical stadium that is fully accessible to people with disabilities (8 rowing 2,000 metre lanes / 9 canoe-kayak 1,000 metre lanes). With exceptional navigation conditions, the 40-hectare artificial lake complies with regulatory requirements for the organisation of international competitions: permanent and regular water level, depth of 6m, gently sloping banks to prevent the return of waves. Surrounded by a wooded area to provide wind protection, it has 4 private embarking / disembarking pontoons, Albano buoy system and distance markers every 250 metres. A road along the whole course allows trainers to follow athletes by bike. A fixed departure pontoon is available for rowing. A finish tower is available for technicians. Bikes and catamarans available on request. With exterior car parks for vehicles and trailers, this nautical centre also has spacious enclosed, secure (alarm) boat houses, a repairs workshop, changing rooms and toilet facilities, a physical preparation room, a medical room and a meeting space.

Special features

5 minutes from a hotel, three restaurants and a caterer able to deliver meals to the nautical centre.

For general physical preparation, the Dagueys nautical centre is located in the heart of a 150-hectare protected nature site made up of grassland, wood and trails. A 6km loop for cycling and running in an area that it not authorised for motor vehicles. A gymnasium adjoining the nautical centre is available on request. For recovery, there is a swimming pool complex 300 metres away with a 25 metre covered pool and a well-being area (sauna and hammam).

Known for

Since 2012 the Dagueys nautical centre has hosted courses each year for national and international rowing teams and Olympic and Paralympic canoe-kayak teams (France, Switzerland, Ukraine, England, etc.). Several French championships are held at the centre each year. International competitions have been held at the centre, such as annual regattas and the rowing “Coupe de la jeunesse”. The site has also been selected as the venue for the “Masters FISA” rowing event in 2022. Climatic conditions and the lake’s navigability mean that rowing can take place throughout the year.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Secure storage area Infirmery Hospital nearby Physiotherapy room Weights room Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service

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