AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE APPROACH FOR ALL
Eligible for the highest level of the charter for eco-responsible events in La Rochelle, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle is developing actions to organise selective sorting and recycling of waste before, during and after the show, provides a team dedicated to implementing the actions of the charter, encourages access to the event thanks to free car parking and its free electric bus shuttles, to promote environmentally friendly transport (public transportation, bicycles, car-pooling, etc.).
An initiative approved by the city of La Rochelle and that Grand Pavois Organisation had to meet.
More information: https://www.larochelle.fr
An approach initiated 15 years ago!
Grand Pavois Organisation is already aware of the importance of responsible purchasing for all its events and the Grand Pavois La Rochelle was the first boat show to set up a waste collection system – the Grand Pavois Bleu – 15 years ago, with the installation of containers for selective sorting during set-up and dismantling, the development and manufacturing of specific containers (blue and yellow) to encourage selective sorting, the recycling of all used banners and flags with local associations, the systematic recycling of all paper at the show and the reuse of carpets to be made available for other events.
GPO is continuing to develop new environmental measures – in the frame of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle show – to meet the major common goal of preserving the environment.
- Targeting the organisation and its service providers.
- Targeting exhibitors.
- Targeting visitors
Several events “within the event” will be held during the 2021 edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle including, among other things, the setting up of a partnership with EDF (historic energy supplier in France) on the theme of “Eco-design and renewable energies” with a space called “Port of the future” where solutions for our ports of the future, and boats powered by renewable energies (electricity, hydrogen, water, etc.) will be exhibited.
Still with EDF, start-ups offering eco-responsible water sport projects will be presented to the public and the media.
80,000 VISITORS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
2021 will remain forever engraved in the memory of Grand Pavois Organisation!
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the global pandemic and the introduction of the health pass in 2021, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle believed it would potentially see a 20 to 30% drop in visitor numbers for this edition organised in the unusual context of a health crisis. However, this year’s event contradicts and counters all forecasts since 80,000 visitors (editor’s note, 79,916 visitors) were present on the pontoons and alleys of the international in-water boat show, namely a 5% increase in relation to the previous edition in 2019.
DES TEMPS FORTS POUR TOUTES LES PASSIONS !
Invité d’honneur, bateaux de courses, bateaux événementiels, innovations, job dating, foils …
NIKOS ALIAGAS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE TO SHARE MEMORIES THROUGH HIS PHOTOGRAPHS INSPIRED BY “GREECE AND THE SEA”
Greece, guest of honor at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2021, will be presenting the exhibition “Greece and the Sea” by Nikos Aliagas.
10 UNMISSABLE EVENTS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021.
Discover ten unmissable events from this year’s edition!
OLIVIA PIANA, THREE TIMES SUP WORLD CHAMPION, PATRON OF THE APRIL MARINE PADDLE JAM, THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE’S PADDLE GATHERING
JOIN US ON SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER 2021 FOR A UNIQUE SUP GATHERING!
THE GRAND PAVOIS ORGANISATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONFIRMS THAT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021 WILL TAKE PLACE.
Following the Board Meeting on Wednesday 25 August, the Grand Pavois Organisation Board of Directors confirmed that the international in-water boat show, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2021 will be held.
THE “HANDI CAP’ACCES” POLE FAVOURS PARTICIPATION BY ALL.
The “Handi Cap’Acces” Pole will celebrate its 11th edition this year at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
THE APRIL MARINE PADDLE JAM, THE GRAND PAVOIS’ SUP GATHERING.
Join us on Saturday 2 Octobre 2021 for a unique SUP gathering.
“A SHOW AS MUCH AWAITED BY WATER SPORT PROFEESSIONALS AS BY OUR ENTHUSIASTIC VISITORS”
MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATES FOR THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE FROM TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER TO SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER 2021
A COMPLETELY FOIL AND PADDLE YEAR!
Three Foil highlights will be on the programme at the Grand Pavois. An exceptional edition that will clearly be placed under the sign of Foil since three national level events will be on the programme on the weekend of the Atlantic show.
GREECE, THE GUEST COUNTRY OF HONOUR AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
A leading tourist destination, Greece is renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, its natural wonders, its infinite coastline and its large and small islands, famous around the world for their unequalled beauty.
“SUSTAINABLE SAILING AND THE PORT OF THE FUTURE WITH EDF” AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE.
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle is focusing on the theme of “Sustainable Sailing and the Port of the future with EDF”.
YANNICK BESTAVEN,PATRON OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
Yannick Bestaven, the magnificent winner of the 2020/21 Vendée Globe on Maître CoQ IV, will be the patron of the 40th edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.