Festivals and events from Bordeaux to La Rioja in 2023

As if a glorious golf course, wonderful food and world-famous wine wasn’t enough, here are some of the great festivals and events taking place in Bordeaux and across south-west France and north-west Spain in the coming months. We can tailor a package of golf, wine and gastronomy to tie in with any of them – just say the word.



Over Christmas until 2nd of January 2023
Venetian Serenity at Les Bassins des Lumières, Bordeaux (France)
The immersive exhibition takes you on a journey of discovery of the artistic and architectural treasures of the city of Venice. The short exhibition is dedicated to a painter from the early 20th century, Joaquin Sorolla. In the unique setting of the rehabilitated submarine hangars built by the Germans during WWII, come and get immersed in the large digital and musical art over the Christmas period.

Over the Christmas and New Year period
Hotel du Palais , Biarritz (France)
Come and stay in the newly refurbished Hotel du Palais for a golf and gastronomic experience. Special experience for Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner prepared by the newly Michelin starred young chef Aurélien Largeau.

March 26, 2023
Fêtes les Vins Kilomètres, Saint-Émilion (France)
A nice alternative to the Medoc marathon, this event offers entrants the chance to run on courses of 11km or 21km on the roads and vineyard tracks of Saint-Émilion – with a refreshment or two on the way, of course!

January 19, 2023
La Tamborrada or Drum Festival 2023, San Sebastián (Spain)
The city holds parades over 24 hours the marching tempo caused by drummers who beat on ordinary drums and on barrel shape drums. San Sebastián streets get overtaken by the beats of the drums and the rhythmical noise of the brass bands.

June , 22-25 2023
Bordeaux Fête Le Vin
This famous event is celebrating its 22th anniversary with over 600,000 visitors and hundreds of wine producers coming over on the quays of Bordeaux for visitors to taste their wines. In 2020 the festivities are going to be exceptional with a wine tasting trail, gastronomy, all of this combined with great golf and visits of châteaux. You’re guaranteed a memorable experience! . Take a look at our offer.
Official site: http://www.bordeaux-wine-festival.com

July 1-7, 2023
The Tour de France 2023 will hold its Grand Départ in Bilbao the Basque Country, with a first stage in Bilbao on 1st July, and will finish in Paris on 23rd July. We are very proud to see the tour crossing our region with stages in San Sebastian, Bayonne/Biarritz, Les Landes and Bordeaux between the 1st and the 7th of July. A great opportunity to combine golf with living the exciting experience of seeing the tour and its thriving atmosphere. https://www.letour.fr/en/news/2023/tour-de-france-2023-looking-back-to-look-to-the-future/1308941

August 12-19, 2023
Grand Week of celebrations in San Sebastian (Spain)
These days of fiesta include cultural and sporting events, traditional games, regattas, “pelota” matches, fireworks, music, theatre, and a major series of bullfights in the Illumbe Bullring.

September, 9-30, 2023
The Rubgy World Cup 2023
Played every 4 years since 1987, this international competition is hosted in 9 cities across France including Bordeaux where 4 matches are held : Ireland-Romania on 9th of September and Wales-Fidji on 11th of September to name a few.

September 2, 2023
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.
Official site: http://www.marathondumedoc.com/

September 16-17, 2023
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.
October 15-17, 2023
The International Biarritz Golf Trophy by Guerlain & Hotel du Palais (Palace). The tournament takes place on signature golf courses in Biarritz.  Golfers and accompanying non golfers enjoy the treasures of the Basque Country, and exceptional stay at Hotel du Palais Palace, with VIP amenities and gifts, cocktails and an award-giving dinner at the Palace, and exceptional gifts provided by Guerlain and the Hyatt Hotel group.


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