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Venue Details

Location:Aquitaine, France
Phone:+33 557 553 346
Sports:Rowing, Canoeing

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Just north of Libourne and approximately 35 km North East of Bordeaux, this man made International rowing and canoeing course offers ideal facilities for a rowing training camp. 

It is home of Club Nautique de Libourne - Aviron and Canoe Kayak Sport Libourne.

Athletes used Libourne as their final training location before London Olympic Games 2012.

The lake, set in 1500 hectares of natural reserve, is 2,216 metres long and ranges from 170 to 206 metres wide. There is a constant water level and the course is protected from wind by the surrounding wooden areas.

There is a 9 lane course permanently set out with 250 metre markers, starting pontoons and a finishing tower.



By Air; Bordeaux airport is approximately 40 minutes away
        Bergerac airport is approximately 45 minutes away

By Train; there are 8 TGV trains from Paris each day. The journey time is about 3 hours.
          Regional trains link Bordeaux with Libourne

Transfers are to be arranged separately

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The closest hotel to the course is the Ibis, Libourne which is approximately 500 metres from the boat houses. The hotel has 67 double rooms and 2 restaurants. 

If you choose to stay further away from the course, you will be able to negotiate for food to be delivered to the course.

For alternative hotel options, please see here ...,


The Swiss team held their Pre London 2012 Olympic Games training camp at Libourne

Training Facilities



There a secure boat bays with a workshop for repairs and a wash house for cleaning the rowing equipment. 

There are changing rooms, showers and toilets.

The weights room/gym occupies 180 square metres. There is also an additional gym adjacent to the boat house.

A massage room and two further rooms for medical staff.

A 60 square metre meeting room houses the video equipment and doubles as a lounge area.

Boat rental and coaching launch hire. Coaching can be done from a launch or by bike along the tarmac coaching cycle path. 


Click on the image below to open the Libourne pdf




Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.





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