Take a tour of Thalassa, a traditional sailing ship
A 50-metre three-masted schooner, Thalassa is docking from 23rd to 26th June for the Bordeaux Wine Festival. Board one of the grandest and fastest ships in the Dutch fleet. Take a moment to learn about this ship's history in a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
- Welcome by the crew, who will answer your questions according to their availability (for foreign boats, exchanges will most often be in English)
- 25mn free visit
- The e-ticket is compulsory to get on board
- Please respect the time slot chosen
Thalassa is a 50 metre-long three-master schooner and was comprehensively renovated in 1995. This beautiful tall ship's history is a tale of drama and rescue. Built with the hull of a Dutch fishing boat, Relinquenda, which sank in 1984 close to Texel in the Wadden Sea after being breached by a Second World War wreck. It was soon refloated and towed to the coast. A buyer bought the hull to make a yacht but was later forced to declare bankruptcy.
In 1995, two friends, Arnold Hylkema and Henk Stallinga, decided to transform it, designing the boat of their dreams, only keeping the hull and using it to make a grand, luxurious tall ship which they still own today.
With eighteen cabins, this ship often sails with 34 passengers, which it can hold in addition to its crew .
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The Thalassa will be at the Ponton d'Honneur, quai Richelieu.
The Tourist Office is at your disposal 7 days 7 to advise you, refer, offer tours and guided tours. Do not hesitate to contact us, it is with pleasure that we will discover the heritage and the vineyards of Bordeaux.
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The e-ticket is valid for the day and time chosen.