Best Bordeaux Events

May 2017

Caveau Premier Crus

May 2017 – La Nuit des Musées

A national event that sees museums across France throw open their doors after dark.

May 20-21 – The 12th Weekend des Grands Crus

Taste all those famous names you’ve dreamed about – and all at a single venue. Enjoy organized meals in some of Bordeaux’s most famous châteaux during this weekend planned by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. In addition, there are appellation tours, and an official golf tournament to complete a great weekend. Contact us so we can arrange all your logistics and reservations for you.

May 26 to June 3 – Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve

A celebration of the river Garonne and all things nautical on the banks of the waterway that forms the heartbeat of the city.

June 2017

Village Saint Emilion

June 18 – Vinexpo, Bordeaux Area

Wine industry conference hosted in the heart of the wine region. Contact us to arrange corporate packages to tie in with your participation. Official website:

June 18 – Fete de Printemps, Saint-Émilion

Spring festival time in the ancient village of Saint-Émilion, hosted Jurade de Saint-Émilion, the appellation’s vinous brotherhood. The Brotherhood organise the festival each year, during which they parade through the town in their traditional crimson robes. After a Mass, they perform sacraments in the cloister of the church. In the afternoon, it’s down to business as they judge the new wine and predict its quality.This is a wonderful insight into an ancient Saint-Émilion tradition. Contact us to arrange a golf weekend at the nearby five-star Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club to tie in.

June 21 – Fete de la Musique, Bordeaux

A music festival celebrated with events held across France on the summer solstice.

Portes Ouvertes – Pessac Leognan

Open day at vineyards across the appellation. Ask us to tailor a golf package to tie in.

June 14-17 – Bordeaux Fête Le Vin (always held with Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve)

A 2km wine route between the river and the 18th-century buildings of the city with over 80 appellations from Bordeaux and the Aquitaine region for you to try. This is a wonderful event for anyone interested in wine. We can put together a special package that combines a few rounds of golf as well. Get in touch here. Official site:

July 2017

Village Saint Emilion

July 21-23 – Saint-Émilion Jazz Festival

In this beautiful setting, you will be entertained by some of the best jazz musicians in the world. Many concerts are free and you can enjoy a gourmet food market from local artisans and producers, a pop-up Saint-Émilion wine bar, and an assortment of games and attractions throughout the weekend. Contact us arrange a golf weekend at the nearby five-star Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club to tie in.
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 July 13 to August 19 – La Bataille de Castillon

Wonderful reenactment of a famous battle from the 100 Years Wars complete, with more than 400 actors and stunning effects held on summer evenings in an outdoor setting. Perfect for golf at the nearby Chateau des Vigiers and Saint-Emilionnais courses.
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August 2017

Surf and turf holiday

August 15-20 – Lacanau Pro surf event

Pro surf competition held on the beach at Lacanau. Attracts the big-name surfers from around the world. Perfect for a surf and turf holiday.

September 2017

Harvesting grapes

September 9 – Medoc Marathon

It’s a marathon, but through the most famous vineyards in the world. A kind of wine-centric run with wine rest stops and crazy costumes encouraged. Lots of fun for everyone.
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September 15-18 – Ban des Vendanges and Jurade de Saint-Émilion

Harvest festival celebrated in the vineyards of Saint-Émilion. The autumn festival is one of the most prestigious. Dating back to 1199, the Jurande is a celebration of some complicated political history, giving the rights of the area from King John to the locals, along with the control and quality of the wine. Local winemakers open their cellar doors and estates for two days to mark the start of the harvest. Perfect for golf at the nearby Chateau des Vigiers and Saint-Emilionnais courses.
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October 2017

Wine tasting

Saint-Émilion Hot Air Balloon festival

Festival of balloons with the chance to give it a try, weather permitting.

October 21-22  – Market and Wine-tasting

Takes place in the old and atmospheric Chartrons district, and in particular Notre Dame Street, famous for its second-hand stores.

Au Bon Goût d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux

A market of local produce, including snails, cheese, ham, oysters and, of course, wine – loads of local products to discover in this famous market.

New Wine and Antiques Festival

Celebrate the year’s “new wine”– the golden runoff from the current harvest – along the cobblestone streets of Chartrons, the heart of Bordeaux’s wine commerce from the 17th century to the mid-1900s. There are street musicians and sidewalk sales, but the highlight is on Sunday morning, when the priest blesses the wine in front of the neo-gothic Saint-Louis des Chartrons church. Drinking wine, in front of a church, with the priest’s blessing? Only in France!

October 19-25- Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux

Independent film festival showcasing some of the best independent films from around the world.
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November 2017

Gourmet Food festival - Foie Gras

November 5 to 25- Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux Métropole

This is a new arts festival featuring theatre, dance, circus, musical and visual arts around the city. There is something for everyone.
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Portes ouvertes – Sauternes and Barsac

Open day at vineyards across the appellation. Ask us to tailor a golf package to tie in.

November 25- 26 – Loupiac Wine and Fois Gras weekend

A celebration of the 18 wine estates of Loupiac, which mostly produce fine sweet dessert wine, and its famous companion, fois gras. Tastings, guided tours, workshops, exhibitions, and gourmet lunch all available.


November 17-19- Bordeaux S.O Good urban and Gourmet Food Festival

“Bordeaux So Good” is the festival of epicurean and gourmet food. It’s a 3-day theater of the French art de Vivre and the country’s south-western gastronomy. Chefs will be cooking with local products in iconic heritage sites throughout Bordeaux, such as the Palais de la Bourse. There’s a farmers’ and fish market, and the chance to taste one of 7000 gourmet dishes cooked by a collective of chefs. This is a wonderful chance to visit Bordeaux on our golf and gastronomy package.

December 2017

Enjoy Bordeaux wine

Cabanes En Fête Oyster and Wine Festival

Fresh bay oysters and crisp Entre Deux Mers wine on the first Saturday of every December at the port of Andernos-les-Bains, a charming village on the Arcachon Bay an hour from Bordeaux.

December 9-10- Bordeaux Tasting no 5, Palais de la Bourse de Bordeaux:

At the Palais de la Bourse in Bordeaux, Terre de Vins offers two days to enjoy 100 great Bordeaux wines, plus wines and Champagnes from across France.

Portes Ouvertes – Pessac Leognan

Open day at vineyards across the appellation. Ask us to tailor a golf package to tie in.