Bec d'Ambès

The Bec d'Ambès seen from Bayon-sur-Gironde.

The Bec d'Ambès ("beak of Ambès") is the point of confluence of the rivers Garonne and Dordogne, in the Gironde estuary.[1] Situated 15 miles north of Bordeaux, it has an oil refinery which was destroyed by bombing during World War II, but rebuilt after the war.[2] It is in the Ambès commune.


  1. ^ Chanson, Hubert (2011). Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory and Observations. World Scientific. p. 48. ISBN 9814335428. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Bec d'Ambès". Petroleum Refiner. 34: 102. 1955. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

Coordinates: 45°02′30″N 0°36′24″W / 45.0417°N 0.6067°W / 45.0417; -0.6067