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Le Grand Pavois
Date: 25 September 2013 21:15 to 30 September 2013 21:15
Europe’s largest in-water boat show at La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime with more than 100,000 visitors and 700 boats (with more than 300 in the water). The 100,000 square metre exhibition is split into several themed areas and there is also a packed programme of water-based events culminating with the fantastic Voiles de Nuit on the Saturday evening (September 28).
The fireworks show is set against the beautiful backdrop of the historic port of La Rochelle, and sounds, lights, traditional boats and choreographed scenes plunge the 50,000 spectators back into maritime stories from centuries past. It takes 120 people to stage the 45 minute event using 1300kg of fireworks and it is now recognised as one of the greatest pyro-digital displays in the world. The evening entertainment starts at 6pm with a three-hour programme of water displays and boat parades. www.grand-pavois.com