After Tahiti and her islands in 2010, Bulgaria – City of Varna will be the 2011 Grand Pavois guests of honour.
The Grand Pavois International In-water Boat Show will be held from the 14th to the 19th of September 2011 at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle, France. 850 exhibitors are expected on 100,000 m² of exhibition. 300 boats will be exhibited afloat over 700 presentations at the show. Spaces for all the visitors and Bulgaria – city of Varna as the guests of honour of the 39th edition. Benchmark for pleasure sailing fans, the Grand Pavois offers a unique opportunity to try the boats at sea before purchasing. The Grand Pavois is one of the top 5 international boat show afloat.
After Tahiti and her islands, Bulgaria – City of Varna!
After Tahiti and her islands that has animated the guest country hall in 2010; Bulgaria will be shed light on in 2011…
Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, in the heart of the Balkans, Bulgaria is surrounded by – in the North – Romania, in the East by the Black Sea, in the South by Turkey and Greece, in the West by Serbia and Macedonia.
The landscapes, thanks to the mountains of the Mount Balkan that crosses the country to reach the golden beaches of the Black Sea, offer a great diversity with deep forests and vast valleys. Bulgaria’s heritage and traditions richness make it unique. The Bulgarian coast is 400 kilometres long and offers sandy beaches, small typical ports and seaside resorts.
The high Antiquity heritage makes it a crossroad of culture, religion and myths. Its capital city Sofia is the cultural and political centre, as well as it is the main exchanges and industrial headquarter in the country.
As for seaside, the town of Varna is one of the most important ports in the Black Sea area. Also, it is an economical, educational and cultural centre. Being very active, the marine and tourism industries – National and regional priorities – are Varna’s main assets as it is called “The summer capital of Bulgaria“.
During the past 2 600 years, the city has been a connection between countries and continents.
The city is known in the late seventh century, under the name Odessos, Varna is mentioned in historical chronicles of the sixth century BC. The port city is located in the north-eastern part of Bulgaria and it is still one of the most picturesque among the Black Sea ports. Varna is also the city that houses the older European craftworks carved in gold. These magnificent specimens of ancient art Juvillier are displayed among the treasures of the Historical Museum of the City. They are a reflection of the culture of this European highly developed civilization, above those which appeared later on the shores of the Tigris, Euphrates and Nile.
The city of Varna today, has 5 universities, 6 research institutes, over 100 schools, 2,500 researchers and more than 36,000 students. The very cultural and dynamic life in the city can make it an international centre for conventions and festivals. It organizes thirty major festivals and international congresses, one hundred national and international events such as operas, theatre plays and concerts, showrooms and sights indoor or outdoor. It is also the Bulgarian city that gave birth to the first professional competition for classic dance “Varna Summer”, that still brings together on the Black Sea coasts, the international elite of this incredible art.
The current dynamic progress of Varna is leading the development process of other major cities in Bulgaria. Here are based shipbuilding industry, tourism industry which are the main concerns of the summer capital of Bulgaria.
About Le Grand Pavois Boat Show 2011
Name: Le Grand Pavois
Venue: Port des Minimes in La Rochelle
Dates: from Wednesday the 14th to Monday the 19th of September 2011 from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
2011 Guest of honour: Bulgaria – City of Varna
Exhibition: 100 000 m2
Exhibitors: 850 exhibitors from 35 countries
Boats: More than 700 boats exhibited with 300 on the water
Assets: Villages and themed spaces, free trials at sea, World previews…
Visitors: + 100 000 visitors