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Welcome to the La Baule Bridge Festival website

You will find here the answers to all the questions you may have about the Festival: the programhow to to registerthe prizes and all the information concerning accommodation and catering around the Atlantia Convention Center where the 2023 Festival will take place.

Good research and see you soon

Dominique Beaumier



Great, the 2023 festival is coming soon, after a year of preparation and hard work.

This year again, we will try not to disappoint you and to spoil you with the attentions you are used to with all the daily gifts (pastries, gifts, restaurant invitations, etc...).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the partners of the festival without whom the festival could not exist.
As in previous years, the festival will take place in the prestigious premises of the Palais des Festivals Jacques Chirac-Atlantia from Friday 11th to Sunday 20th August 2023.
Of course, the schedules of the various competitions will allow you to take full advantage of all the activities you want: tennis, golf, petanque, swimming pool, sea walks, fishing in the sea or in the pond or river, fishing on foot to collect the various shellfish present in La Baule: mussels, oysters, periwinkles, cockles, clams, shrimps, telliniums... For lobsters it will be more difficult and I do not guarantee you to find any.
Of course I will not forget the sea bathing and sunbathing on the most beautiful beach in Europe, 8 km long.
Those who like to visit will have something to occupy themselves with the strolls in Brière, on the wild coast, in the different fishing ports of Le Croisic, La Turballe, or Le Pouliguen, or in the ramparts of the old medieval city of Guérande... You will not have time to be bored.
For the epicureans, I would not want to pass over in silence the numerous culinary and gustatory opportunities which are offered to you on the Guérande peninsula. There is something for everyone: from the numerous creperies, to the many restaurants and to the restaurant which is among the best in France (Anne de Bretagne in La Plaine sur mer).
You see, the program is loaded.
To conclude, I would like to remind you that the 72nd edition of the La Baule festival, the oldest bridge festival in France, represents the best endowed festival in Europe and rewards the best players as well as the best of all series. Everyone can have fun and leave with magnificent prizes. Oh, I forgot, don't leave without participating in the cocktails in a festive, musical and dancing atmosphere.

See you soon. We look forward to the 2023 festival.

Dominique Beaumier                                                                                

President of the Festival

Franck Louvrier


Although it is played in pairs, bridge is one of the most unique card games: it is unlike any other. It has its own vocabulary and expressions that belong only to it. For many of its followers, the practice goes beyond simple entertainment to reach the level of passion. For some, becoming a bridge player is like entering a religion.

Thus, from one year to the next, people organize their summer around this beautiful bridge festival. This one, among the best endowed in Europe and at a high level, takes place in an exceptional setting, our garden city nestled at the edge of the ocean which knows how to welcome so well.

For ten days, during the different events, several hundred players will animate our city and live to the rhythm of bids and contracts, slams and falls, hands and counters...

Every summer, thanks to the work of Dominique Beaumier and his team of volunteers, this reference bridge tournament returns to us. We must thank the organizers: like our international jumping event or the triathlon, it is indeed one of these major recurring events with international influence that contributes to the reputation of La Baule-Escoublac and reinforces its attractiveness.

Franck Louvrier                                                                 

Mayor of La Baule-Escoublac

Vice-President of the Pays de la Loire Regional Council

Christelle Morançais


The Pays de la Loire Region is honored to support, for its 72nd edition, the International Bridge Festival of La Baule. Hundreds of participants coming from the Pays de la Loire, the rest of France but also from the other side of the world, gather at the Palais des Congrès et des festivals Jacques Chirac-Atlantia for a unique bridge competition.

As every year, the organizers and all the volunteers organize one of the biggest bridge festivals in France and one of the best endowed in Europe, for the greatest pride of the Region and the greatest happiness of all the bridge players who join them.

In our region, it is the entertainment, the benevolence and the passion that bring us together.

Have a good festival to all our competitors, who have prepared so much for it, and may the best ones win!

Christelle Morançais                                    

President of the Pays de la Loire Region

Jean-Paul Noury


What better illustration of the word "Festival" than the International Bridge Festival of La Baule?

This word expresses the idea of celebration, of the happiness that hundreds of players from all over the world have to gather around their passion.

But it also constitutes a set of rich, brilliant events which testify to our concern for the welcome, to the talent of a team of volunteers who devote themselves for your pleasure, who work to attract numerous sponsors and to fill the heads of the participants with marvellous memories, pretty and sympathetic rewards

This is the party we are waiting for you to attend in this magical place that is the bay of La Baule.

Jean Paul Noury                                                    

President of the Anjou Bridge Committee

Franck Riehm

Dear Festivalgoer,

Here you are back in La Baule, a key date of the festivals organized in France.

Dominique Beaumier and his team have worked hard, as they do every year, to concoct a dense program with several events all very well endowed. But "La Baule" is also and above all a great moment of bridge pleasure and shared joy.

So whatever your good or bad moves (and there will also be bad ones...), keep in all circumstances this fair play and conviviality which are a trademark of "La Baule".

So enjoy this magnificent Festival and above all have fun! And if you meet young people or "young players" at the table, pass on your passion and your good mood

Franck Riehm                                                             

President of the FFB


Marcello Dadon and Fivo Paladino


La Baule: a BLUE WHITE BAULE paradise, like your EXTRAORDINARY organization:

The festival would deserve the OSCAR of the Most "BAULE" Tournament of the year as for the presence of multiple Champions of the World, EUROPE, FRANCE etc... then the CÉSAR of the BEST DIRECTORS Annie and Dominique BEAUMIER then, to crown the whole, the GOLDEN GLOBE of the FESTIVAL THE BEST ENDOWED OF ALL TIMES!

A big THANK YOU to all the shopkeepers, restaurants and hotels for their kindness and professionalism.

The FESTIVAL 2023 INCONTOURNABLE ! Simply ♣️ ♦️ ❤️ ♠️

Marcello DADON, Winner of the 2022 Open Pairs with the late and very nice Fivo PALADINO


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