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In Bordeaux, you don’t really have to leave the city in order to taste some of the best wines in the world. Several bars and wine shops offer wine tasting experiences that will allow you to discover different wine appellations and learn about the growing and production processes. In this article, I gathered several bars and wine shops in Bordeaux that offer great wine tasting experiences. They vary in the reputation of the wines served, the depth of the explanations and the prices of course, and yes, you can enjoy a wine tasting experience even on a budget! All the places on my list offer guidance in English and some also offer other languages such as Spanish. Let’s dive into the world of wine tastings in Bordeaux!

Best bars for wine tastings in Bordeaux

Un Château en Ville 

Château Lestrille was the first wine producer in the Bordeaux area to come up with the brilliant idea to open a bar in the city center and offer their wine directly to the public. The winery is located in the Entre Deux Mers wine region, producing white, red and special rosé that you can only taste here in Bordeaux. If you want to feel like you’ve visited a wine château without actually leaving the city this is a great option. The bar offers wine tastings that include 3 glasses of wine (white, red and rosé) all from Château Lestrille.

un chateau en ville Bordeaux
photo by Lost in Bordeaux

The super friendly and knowledgeable staff accompany you during the tastings with interesting explanations about the production process, the soil, the Entre Deux Mers wine region and more. They also have a great food menu that is perfectly paired with their wine, such as cheese, tapas, duck sausages, oysters on weekends and more. The price is 6 euros per person. Un Chateau en Ville is open Wednesday to Sunday. This is one of my favorite bars in Bordeaux and I often stop there during my afternoon food tours so it’s a warm personal recommendation 🙂 
Contact for reservations: [email protected]  +33 9 53 04 48 93
Address:  25 Rue Saint-James, 33000 Bordeaux

Wine more time

On the same lovely street, you have another great wine bar carrying the amusing name, Wine more time :). While the first bar on our list focuses exclusively on wine produced in one château, this one is the opposite. The idea is to offer a huge selection of wines and let the customer decide on the theme. The themes can be varied, you can choose to taste only red or white wines from different areas in Bordeaux, focus on certain years, taste wines only from Medoc, or from Saint Emilion, or try only wines made from a certain grape type. You get the picture. They have a selection of 400 bottles so there’s an endless amount of combinations you can think of.

wine more time Bordeaux
photo by Lost in Bordeaux

The only downside is that you can’t do that if you’re alone or a couple. As they are opening the bottles especially for the occasion, the wine tastings in Wine More Time are open to groups of at least 5 people. The price is 20 euros per person which includes on average 3-4 bottles, the exact number varying according to the wines you choose. During the evening you will get a detailed explanation of the wines and winemaking process, which will be adapted to the customer’s knowledge level. So if you’re a newbie wine taster, you’ll get the “wine for dummies” session:). It is recommended to book at least a week in advance. 
Contact for reservations: [email protected]  +33 5 56 52 85 61
Address:  8 Rue Saint-James, 33000 Bordeaux

Bar à Vin

wine tastings in Bordeaux
photo by lost in Bordeaux

Bar à Vin is one of Bordeaux’s wine institutions, located in the 18th-century residence of the Bordeaux Wine Council. This place is quite surprising I must say. The fancy decor can be a bit intimidating if you’re on a tight budget and want to be able to taste more than one glass of wine. But in reality, it is the cheapest place in the center of Bordeaux for wine tastings! Bar à Vin offers two half glasses of Bordeaux wine for only 3 euros! The tastings are not accompanied by extended explanations, like in other bars on this list, but as all the people working there are sommeliers, you can freely ask them as many questions as you want and get thorough explanations to anything you ever wanted to know about wine. This is one of my favorite stops in Bordeaux due to the chic decor and friendly atmosphere. Bar a Vin is open daily except for Sundays. 
Contact for reservations: https://baravin.bordeaux.com/en/  +33 5 56 00 43 47 
Address:  3 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux

Le Boutique Hotel Bordeaux wine bar

Hotel boutique bordeaux
photo by Lost in Bordeaux

The Boutique Hotel is a popular 4-star luxury hotel with a very nice wine bar on its ground floor. The bar offers daily wine tastings taking place from 17:15 to 18:15. The tastings include five different Bordeaux wines (usually reds) and a cheese and charcuterie plate for 35 euros per person. During the tastings, you will learn about the different Bordeaux appellations, wine production, tasting techniques and more. After the workshop, you can take your wine glass and move to their beautiful terrace to enjoy the rest of the evening. The tastings must be booked in advance. 
Contact for reservations: www.hotelbordeauxcentre.com +33 5 56 48 80 40
Address:  3 Rue Lafaurie de Monbadon, 33000 Bordeaux

La Conserverie

La conserverie bordeaux
photo by lost in Bordeaux

La Conserverie is one of those places you pass by unaware of the magical world hiding behind the door. It’s a wine and gourmet food store but also a restaurant with a cozy design and a cute little courtyard that is perfect for sunny days. If you want to discover local food they are a great place for lunch. The service is amazing and they love interacting with the clients, happily giving you detailed explanations about any wine you drink. For the tasting part, they offer a deal of four glasses and a charcuterie plate for 15 euros per person. The place is open from Tuesday to Saturday. 
Contact for reservations: [email protected]  +33 5 56 81 49 17
Address: 18 Rue Notre Dame, 33000 Bordeaux

Wine shops that offer wine tastings in Bordeaux

Cousin et Compagnie

Cousin et Compagnie is a beautiful wine shop located just next to Place du Parlement offering a large selection of Bordeaux wines. They offer three different wine tasting experiences. The basic tour can be done daily and includes three to five glasses of wine (from 10 to 15 euros per person). The tasting lasts about 20 minutes and includes an explanation of the wines and tasting techniques. On Saturdays you can enjoy a more fancy experience (79 euros per person), tasting four Grands crus wines, accompanied by a professional from one of the châteaux. Here, you get a 1.5-hour training on wine classification, the Bordeaux vineyards and more.

cousin & companie bordeaux
photo by Lost in Bordeaux

Last but not least is their wine tasting on a boat experience that you can do during the summer season on Mondays and Tuesdays. This experience, priced at 49 euros per person, includes 3 glasses of wine with a plate of cheese and charcuterie and a romantic scenery of the Garonne river. It’s limited to 12 people so book in advance to be sure to have a spot. 
Contact for reservations: the two more expensive tastings require prior registrations:  [email protected] +33 5 56 01 20 23
Address:  2 Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges, 33000 Bordeaux

Max Bordeaux 

Max Bordeaux wine tastings
photo by Lost in Bordeaux

Max Bordeaux is a wine shop with a neat concept allowing you to taste a lot of prestigious Bordeaux wines without paying for the whole bottle. Entering the bar you’ll discover huge wine columns with built-in wine machines containing many different Bordeaux wines. There are 3 different sizes (25, 50 and 75 ml) you can choose from ranging in price from 1 euro (for the cheaper 25ml servings) to 10 euros for the more luxurious wines. While this is not a guided tasting experience it does allow you to discover the Bordeaux wine area at your own pace and budget.
The other option proposed by Max Bordeaux is their wine tasting atelier, a more traditional experience where you taste three Grands crus wines for 35 euros. The tastings are guided by a wine professional and last about an hour. The guided tastings must be reserved in advance. Max Bordeaux is open from Monday to Saturday. 
Contact for reservations: [email protected] +33 5 57 29 23 81
Address:  14 Cours de l’Intendance, 33000 Bordeaux

Emile & Marguerite

Emile & Marguerite Bordeaux
photo by Lost in Bordeaux

This article is about wine tastings in Bordeaux but I had to add one place where you can taste other spirits that this region is famous for. Emile & Marguerite is a charming shop in the heart of the center of Bordeaux specializing in made in France alcohol. They have everything from Whisky to Gin, vodka and a huge selection of local beers. But what’s more interesting is their large selection of Cognac and Armagnac brandies originating from the Southwest of France. The shop offers spirit tastings that include 3 different spirits (10 euros) and if you buy a bottle (for more than 40 euros) the tastings are on the house. If you don’t have an extra day to go to Cognac or Armagnac this can be a very nice way to taste and gain more knowledge about these two exceptional French spirits. You don’t have to make reservations, just pass by and you’ll be welcomed anytime. The shop is open daily, check out their facebook page for more info. 
Address:  13 Rue Parlement Saint-Pierre, 33000 Bordeaux

That’s it for today!  Hope it gave you plenty of ideas for wine tastings in Bordeaux!

If you are looking for another fun and delicious activity in Bordeaux, check out my food tours in which I’ll take you through a three-hour journey in the culinary scene of the Southwest of France.

If you’re visiting Bordeaux for the first time, be sure to check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in the city. To help you choose a hotel in Bordeaux I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred location.

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The Dordogne river is one of the most popular destinations in France. The low flow in most parts of the river makes it ideal for a kayak or canoe trip as you can easily descend and visit many beautiful villages and impressive chateaux on the way. The enchanting scenery on the banks of the river includes picturesque villages like Beynac, La Roque Gageac and Domme as well as local flora and fauna near Bergerac. In this article I gathered the best places from which to start your kayaking and canoeing experience on the Dordogne river. There are of course many other good kayaking clubs on this immense river but I chose a few that are nicely spread around and offer good tours at reasonable prices. Enjoy and leave a comment if you have any other kayak and canoe clubs to add.

Visit the most beautiful villages in the Dordogne on a canoe

There’s a beautiful scenery along most parts of the Dordogne river, but there’s one region that will leave you truly speechless. The Perigord noir region is located in the south east of the Dordogne department and has one segment of the river that passes right through it. The area is known for its marvellous villages, labeled among the most beautiful in France, with several of them located on the river banks. If you have only one day to discover the villages and castles of Dordogne, canoeing in Perigord Noir is your best choice.

The most beautiful villages in France - by lost in Bordeaux
The most beautiful villages in France – by lost in Bordeaux

River canoe kayak

River canoe kayak is located at Saint Vincent de Cosse, just next to Beynac, which many consider as the most beautiful village in France. The company’s minibus will take you to your preferred starting point on the Dordogne, from which you’ll start discovering the amazing villages and chateaux on both sides of the river. They offer three different tours: a half day tour, a 4-5 hours tour and full day tours. The bus will bring you to different starting points according to the tour you choose. Departure times are 9h15 – 10h15 – 11h15 – 12h15 – 14h15 – 15h15 – 16h15. Open from April to September

During the summer it’s recommended to make reservations by email [email protected] or by phone : 05.53.29.41.01 or 06.87.13.58.41
For prices check out their website.
Address: Le Bourg, 24220 Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse

Canoe Dordogne

If you’re visiting the beautiful village of La Roque Gageac, you should definitely consider experiencing it from the river side. Canoe Dordogne proposes a one hour trip near La Roque-Gageac, which was chosen as one of the most beautiful villages in France. You can also take longer tours, from 9 to 25 km and the company bus will take you to the appropriate starting point depending on the trip you choose to take. If you come with kids, they offer different canoes for 2 to 4 people, meaning that it could fit the whole family. Unlike many kayak operators who are open only during the summer season, this one is open all year long. 
Details for contact and reservation: [email protected] or by phone at : 05 53 29 58 50. For prices check out their website.
Address: Le Bourg, 24250 La Roque-Gageac

Canoe sans Frontiere

Canoe sans frontiere offers you a special trail they call the ‘Circuit des Châteaux’. It’s a 19km route (about 4 hours on a canoe) in which you discover five beautiful castles located on the Dordogne river. You start your journey in front of Château de Grolejac, followed by Château de Montfort, Castelnaud-La-Chapelle, Château de Fayrac and finally the famous Château de Beynac. If 19 km is a bit too much for you, this club also offers shorter trips with plenty of beautiful scenery on the way. Open from April to the end of October.

Reservations by phone at 06 31 70 40 08. For more details and prices check out the website 
Address: Pont de, Grolejac, 24200 Carsac-Aillac

Canoeing on the Dordogne river
Canoeing on the Dordogne river by Lost in Bordeaux

Canoe Soleil Plage

If you want to combine canoeing on the Dordogne river with a beach day, this is the place to go. Canoe Sun Plage is located on the Caudon beach, about 6 km from Sarlat and Domme (two of France’s most beautiful villages). There are three itineraries to choose from, one covers the castles of Dordogne, the second emphasises nature and the third combines both. On the long tour you’ll get to see the châteaux of Castelnaud and Montfort and the beautiful villages of Domme and La Roque Gageac. They operate from April to October.

Contact details: [email protected] or Phone : +33 (0)5 53 28 77 61 and +33 (0) 6 58 08 99 34
For more details check out their website.
Address: Plage de Caudon, 24200 Vitrac

Canoeing in the Dordogne around Bergerac

Another great location for water activities on the Dordogne river is the Pays de Bergerac, the western part of the Dordogne department. It’s a region full of beautiful bastide towns and vineyards. A canoe or a kayak can be a great way to discover the particular nature and architecture of this area. 

Limeuil
Limeuil by Lost in Bordeaux

Aquafun Canoes Dordogne

Aquafun Canoes Dordogne is located next to the  beautiful village of Limeuil situated on the confluence of the Dordogne and the Vezere rivers. They offer several trips on both rivers that can start at different locations, depending on how long you want to paddle. On the Dordogne river, you can make short tours (starting from 5km) from places like le buisson or whole day routes from La roque gageac (32km). You have plenty of options in between which makes this place very flexible and adaptable for families. You can also discover the Vezere river from locations like Le Bugue and La Roque St. Christophe (another amazing place to visit in Dordogne). You start the tours at the port of Limeuil, from which you are bussed to your location of choice, with all the trips ending back at the same port in Limeuil.  

Contact details: [email protected] or phone : 06 77 18 66 46
Open from May 1st to September 20th. For more details and prices check out their  website.
Address: Port de, 24510 Limeuil

Canoë Kayak Port Ste Foy

This small water sports club is located next to Sainte Foy la Grande, yet another charming town along the Dordogne river. The town is located right in between Bordeaux and Bergerac, making it a great option if you’re staying in Bordeaux (less than an hour drive). Every Saturday Sainte Foy la Grande hosts one of the biggest markets in the region, so this is the best day to visit. The club has a very friendly staff and offers Canoës, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddles. 

Contact details: [email protected] or Phone : 05 53 24 86 12

Open the whole year, prior reservations are required (apart from July – August when you can come anytime).  For more details go to their facebook page or their website (currently under construction). 
Address: Base nautique du Cléret, Allée Paul Ducou 33220 PORT-SAINTE-FOY

Pessac sur Dordogne 

Kayak and Canoe on the Dordogne
Kayak and Canoe on the Dordogne by Lost in Bordeaux

Another Canoeing club between Bordeaux and Bergerac is located on the riverfront of Pessac sur Dordogne. The town is not very interesting on its own but the club has a nice restaurant with an amazing view on the river. They offer two tours, one from Riberon (8km) and one from Eynesse (15km). The 8km tour is a good distance to do with kids, but it’s important to know that it doesn’t have a stop spot for a picnic. So if you want a more relaxed trail with a break, take the longer tour. Both trails start at Pessac sur Dordogne from which you are bussed to the chosen starting point.

Reservations by phone  06 63 82 34 53 / Open from mid June to mid September. For more details and prices check out their website 
Address: Les Quais, 33890 Pessac-sur-Dordogne

If you want more ideas for amazing day trips from Bordeaux you should check out my article about day trips which includes plenty of beautiful villages, history and nature. If wine is your things, check out my article about the best wineries to visit in Saint Emilion and about the Bordeaux wine route in Medoc. Enjoy your stay!

This summer was all about music festivals, Autumn however brings a variety of events to Bordeaux. The big climax festival in Darwin, the European patrimony days, a Latin music festival and the Velotour are only some of the things to do this month in Bordeaux.

If it’s your first time in the city, you should definitely check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places. To help you choose a hotel I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux . Here’s the list of things to do  in Bordeaux in September 2019 🙂

Climax Festival 

The Climax festival taking place in Darwin focuses on environmental issues and climate change. Conferences and debates will take place throughout the four day festival (September 5-8) and will be accompanied by art and cultural events. Every night, a rich lineup of electronic music will make the festival more attractive and dynamic. This is one of the biggest festivals in the center of Bordeaux located in one of the hippest places in the city. Take a look at the site of the festival for the full program.

When: September 5-8 / Where: 87 Quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux

Medoc Marathon

Running 42km is only a small part of the Medoc Marathon experience. It’s mostly about enjoying great wine, food and the great scenery. No wonder that it’s considered the longest marathon in the world. This year the marathon will take place in the vineyards of the Médoc region on September 7 and will include plenty of activities such as: musical breaks, wine tasting stops and eating a steak at the 39th km!! You don’t have to run to enjoy this event, many activities will take place on the day of the marathon and the day before, follow the program here.  For more info check out the website of the marathon.

When: September 7 / Where: the Marathon will start in Pauillac

Get to know your neighbors at the Pique-nique des Quartiers 

Do you ever feel like you have no idea who is living around you? Then this is your chance to socialize a bit with your neighbors. On September 6, Pique-nique des quartiers with take place all around Bordeaux. The picnics are organized by the local associations operating in the neighborhoods. Find the event near you in the list published by the town hall.

When: September 6 at 19:00 / Where: Different locations in Bordeaux, check out the program

Bordeaux Food-truck Festival

The food truck festival aims to mix street food with the finesse of the wine world. The program of the festival also includes free concerts, exhibitions, escape games, activities for kids and more. The next event will take place on September 7-8 at the Château de Rayne-Vigneau in the Sauternes appellation. The events are free but require a reservation – you can do it here. For more details click here.

When:  September 7-8 / Where: 4 Le Vigneau, 33210 Bommes

Ouvre La Voix Festival

Ouvre La Voix Festival gives you the opportunity to discover the beautiful Entre-Deux-Mers region in Gironde in a special way. The three-day program of the festival (September 7-8) combines concerts, wine, and gastronomy with biking routes taking you to places like Créon, Frontenac, Sauveterre de Guyenne and more. Concerts and gastronomy events will take place in the towns on the bike trail. Most of the concerts are free, some activities (including the shuttle from Bordeaux to Créon) require a reservation. Check out the full program here.

When: September 7-8 / Where: Different places at the  Entre-Deux-Mers region (check out the program)

Vélotour Bordeaux

Did you ever ride a bike in a museum or a hotel? Discover Bordeaux by bike through places where bicycles are usually not allowed: museums, sports centers, cultural and historic places and more. More than ten places have opened their doors for this unusual experience. The tour will take place on September 15 and will start at the Maison Écocitoyenne Bordeaux. For tickets click here and for more info about the event click here.

When:  September 15 / Where: Quai Richelieu, 33000 Bordeaux

Vign’ en Ville

This is the 4th edition of Vign en Ville, an event dedicated to the know-how of winemaking. During the weekend of September 14-15, winemakers from the Bienvenue à la ferme network will teach you all about wine production through a series of workshops and activities. The event will take place in Jardin Public and is free. For more info check out the facebook page of the event.

When: September 14-15 / Where: Jardin Public

Vélotour Bordeaux

Did you ever ride a bike in a museum or a hotel? Discover Bordeaux by bike through places where usually bicycles are not allowed: museums, sports centers, cultural and historic places and more. More than ten places have opened their doors for this unusual experience. The tour will take place this Saturday (September 15) and will start at the Maison Écocitoyenne Bordeaux. For tickets click here and for more info about the event click here.

When:  September 15 / Where: Quai Richelieu, 33000 Bordeaux

Festival Love Tattoo Urban Street

The Love Tattoo Urban Street festival will take place on September 14-15 at the Parc des Expositions in Bassin d’Arcachon. In the program tattoos, creative market, concerts, fashion, workshops for kids and more. For more info click here

When: September 14-15 / Where: 940 Avenue de l’Europe, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch

The big scooter race

The Nire Laguna Thomas association organized a wonderful event to help raise funds for research on pediatric cancer. A kids scooter race will take place on September 14 on the Quai of Bordeaux, starting from la Maison Eco-citoyenne. More than 300 kids, ages 5 to 10 will take place in the event. If you want your kids to participate in the race, register here.

When:  September 14 10:30 to 16:30 / Where: la Maison Eco-citoyenne , 33000 Bordeaux

Journées Européennes du Patrimoine

The European Heritage Days are a great opportunity to discover some of Bordeaux’s most beautiful and interesting buildings. During the weekend of September 21-22 many public and private edifices will open their doors to the public and allow you to peak into parts of this city’s history otherwise hidden from our daily view. Some of the most interesting places to visit during the weekend are: the Opera of Bordeaux, Grosse Cloche, Tribunal de grande instance de Bordeaux and many more. You can see the full list of the places that will be open to visits here.

Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
When: September 21-22 / Where: Many places across the city, check out the program above.

Festival Arts Mêlés

Arts Mêlés is a festival of magic and supernatural experiences organized by the town of Eysines. As always the program is full of magic shows, illusionists, acrobats and more making it super fun for kids. The event is free and will take place on the weekend of September 21-22 . Check out the full program here. Read more about the festival and the performing artists here.

When: September 21-22/ Where: 10 Rue de l’Église, 33320 Eysines

Latin Music Festival 

Corazon Latino, a Latin Music and dance festival will take place this weekend (September 20-22) in Rocher de Palmer in Cenon. The Program includes music concerts, dance shows, three Latin parties and international dancers that came especially to teach you some moves. And of course plenty of Salsa , Bachata, Kizomba, Chacha, Semba, Tango, Lady Styling and Forró. For more info and tickets to some of the concerts check out the website of the event.

When: September 20-22 / Where: 1 rue Aristide Briand, 33150 Bordeaux, France

Festival Cadences d’Arcachon

Festival Cadence is a famous dance festival taking place every year in Arcachon. The program of the festival is known for its diversity including classic, contemporary, hip-hop, flamenco and more. The festival will take place on September 19-22, for the full program click here, for tickets click here

When: September 19-22 / Where: Arcachon

Open Air Festival

Bordeaux Open Air continues into September with more cool electronic music parties at different locations in the city center. The next events of the Open Air Festival will take place on September 8, September 15 and September 29. The exact locations have not been published yet. They will be announced here together with lineups and other details.

When:  September 8, 15, 29 / Where: the locations haven’t been published yet

Les Campulsations

Les Campulsations is a students festival, celebrating the beginning of the new academic year in different locations in the Aquitaine region: Bordeaux, Talence, Pessac, Gradignan, Bayonne, Périgueux, Agen and Pau. In Bordeaux Metropole, the events will take place in many different locations from university campuses to museums and theaters. The program is varied and includes such events as a brocante party, music concerts, theater shows, exhibitions and more. Check out the full program and find an event near you. The festival will take place from September 26 to October 5.

When: September 26 to October 5 / Where: Different locations, consult the program.

Salon ABC Kidz

A big event dedicated to future parents and young families will take place on September 28 – 29 in Hangar 14. Salon ABC kids is the annual gathering of all the important companies and organizations related to babies and little kids from clothing to room decoration, toys and different services like childcare companies and health providers. The event allows young parents to meet all the relevant products and services in one place. Many activities will take place at the Salon to make it more entertaining, among them a massage space, workshops for kids, soft play for toddlers and more. For tickets and more info click here.

When: September 28-29 / Where: 115 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux

Classical music in the Cathedral 

During the month of September,  Saint-André, the main Cathedral of Bordeaux will host more than 10 classical music concerts. You can see the full program here

When:  see dates in the program / Where: Place Pey Berland, 33000 Bordeaux

Dance at la guingette chez Alriq

La Guinguette chez Alriq is a tavern at the Bastide neighborhood, on the rive droite of the Garonne. During the summer the place is full with locals who escape the more touristy rive gauche and come to enjoy live concerts on the river bank. The Guinguette is open from Thursday to Sunday. For the concerts program of September click here.

When: every weekend during September / Where: ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux

Go see an exhibition

If you’re in a mood for some art there are plenty of good exhibitions in Bordeaux. you can read about some of the best ones here.

Bordeaux natural history museum
Bordeaux natural history museum

Finally, if you are looking for a fun and delicious activity in Bordeaux, check out my food tours in which I’ll take you through a three hours journey in the culinary scene of the Southwest of France.

Lost in Bordeaux helps you enjoy the city and region in many ways so be sure to follow us on facebook/Instagram for more daily updates on things to do and see. Or better yet, join my newsletter where I share a lot of exclusive info about Bordeaux and the region – sign up here.

After a long summer vacation, Bordeaux is on full rentrée mode with events such as the water fight at the miroir d’eau! Apart from that, there are plenty of amazing festivals all over gironde. Two medieval festivals are taking place this weekend as well as several music festivals, open air screenings and more. Check out the full program for this weekend in this awesome weekend list!
Last week I released my new article about the best things to in Bordeaux in September, so go there to see what else is happening soon in and around Bordeaux. Bonne rentrée everyone!!

Grande bataille de Pistolet à eau

It’s time for the great battle of the year – a water gun fight at the Miroir d’eau! The event will take place this Saturday (August 31) at 14:00. For more details click here

miroir d'eau Bordeaux
Miroir d’eau
When:  August 31 at 14:00  / Where: Quai de la Douane / quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux

Les Halles en Salsa

This Friday (September 30) Halles de Talence will transform into a salsa dance floor. The evening will begin with a salsa lesson at 18:00 followed by a performance on the dance floor :). For more info click here

When:  August 30, starting 18:00  / Where: Place Alcala de Henares, 33400 Talence

Princesse Mononoké & Concerts Kouk / Lost Meridian

To finish the summer in a fun way le Forêt du Bourgailh in Pessac invites you to a day of music, cinema, and environment. The event is taking place this Saturday (August 31) and includes activities for kids, concerts, meditations and an open-air screening of the classic animation film Princess Mononoke at the end. For more info click here

When:  August 31, starting 16:00 / Where: 160 avenue de Beutre, 33600 Pessac

Slowday & Rock’n’roll

A wellbeing event will take place this Saturday (August 31) at the IBoat in the Bacalan neighborhood. The program of the day includes yoga classes, healthy food stands, a musical siesta, art therapy, a green market and more. For more details click here.

Iboat in Bordeaux
When:  August 31 / Where: Bassin à Flot n°1, Cours Henri Brunet, 33300 Bordeaux

Médiévales de l’Estuaire

This is the 10th edition of the medieval times festival Médiévales de l’Estuaire that will take place this weekend (Aug 31- Sep 1) at the beautiful citadel town Bourg sur Gironde. This is an amazing festival for kids with plenty of activities such as a costume competition, a farm and a little tavern only for kids. Adults can enjoy a big artisan market, a workshop of medieval professions and more. For all the info about the festival click here

When:  August 31 – September 1st / Where: Parc de la Citadelle, Bourg 33710

Black Bass Festival 2019

Black Bass festival will take place this weekend (August 30-31) at the Domaine de la Paillerie, which is located at the Marais du Blayais. It’s an independent rock festival with a rich program of more than ten artists. For the full program and tickets click here

When: August 30 – 31 / Where: Domaine de la Paillerie, 33820 Braud-Et-Saint-Louis

Journée médiévale de Saint-Macaire

The annual medieval festival of Saint Macaire is taking place this Saturday (August 31) in several places in this lovely medieval town. The program includes plenty of activities for kids, shows, a big market in the city center and more. It’s a very colorful event and coming in costumes in recommended. If you don’t have a medieval times costume you can rent one, check out more details about costumes renting here. The event is free apart from the big medieval dinner, which you can reserve online. For more info click here.

When: August 31  / Where: Saint-Macaire

An open-air cinema at Peixotto park

This Saturday (August 31) Peixotto park in Talence will host an open-air screening of “The Incredibles 2”. The event will start at 18:00 with activities for kids and many food trucks and the screening itself will begin at 21:30.  For more info click here

When:  August 31 / Where: Château de Peixotto, 1 Allée Peixotto, 33400 Talence

Festival Tribus Libres

The Tribus Libres is a music, theatre and dance festival that brings regional talent to the doorsteps of Bordeaux. All the events of the festival will take place this weekend (August 30 – September 1) in the Parc du Château de Cadaujac. The rich program includes dozens of concerts, theater spectacles, dance performances, a local products market, a big escape game and more. For tickets and the full program click here

When: August 30- September 1 / Where: Parc Du Château De Cadaujac

Gradignan Classic

A cool event for car lovers will take place this weekend (Aug 31- Sep 1) at Parc du Prieuré de Cayac in Gradignan. This year the Gradignan classic event is dedicated to Italian cars and will allow you to discover the work of Italian artisans from the automobile industry. On Sunday (September 1) a car rally will leave to Graves and Sauternes. The tour will start at 7:30 from the Centre commercial Laurenzanne. For more info click here

When: August 31 – September 1st / Where: 1  Rue de Chartrèze, 33170 Gradignan

Paille & Ripaille

Paille & Ripaille is a wine and farming festival taking place this weekend (Aug 30 – Sep 1st) in Langon. During the three days, plenty of French wine and cheese producers will present their products to the public. Also in the program, you can find an animal exposition, various workshops and activities for kids. For more info click here

When: August 30 – September 1st / Where: Parc des Vergers, Langon

The last event of the summer pavilion

Enjoy the last summer parties of the Orangeade association at the Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighborhood). The events will take place this Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). For more details click here.

When:  August 30- 31 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux, France

Relache Festival

Relache Festival, created by the Allez les filles association, is a series of free concerts taking place at different venues and dates during the summer. The next event takes place this Saturday (August 31) at Square Dom Bedos. For the lineup and more details click here.

When: August 31 / Where: Square Dom Bedos

Soirée Espagnole at Domaine de Raba

A Spanish night will take place this Friday (August 30) at the Domaine de Raba in Talence. Come to celebrate the weekend with Paella, Flamenco and Sangria in one of the chicest places in the Bordeaux area. The menu is 30 euros per person. For more info click here.

When:  August 30, starting 19:00 / Where: 35 rue rémi belleau, 33400 Talence

Fête du Mascaret

La Fête du Mascaret (the feast of the tidal bore) will take place this Saturday (August 31) at the port of Podensac. The big wave is expected at 18:57 so be sure to get there on time. The Mejazz group will accompany the event with swing, jazz and French songs. For more details click here

When:  August 31 / Where: Port of Podensac

A street art creative workshop

Have you already seen Mika’s street art exhibition at the Institut Bernard Magrez. If you haven’t this weekend is a good opportunity to do that. This Saturday (August 31) the museum will host a creative workshop where you will recreate one of Mika’s famous works. The workshop is open to adults and kids older than 5 years old. For more details and tickets click here.

Mika Bordeaux
Mika at Institut Bernard Magrez
When: August 31, at 15:00 / Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux

Finally, if you are looking for a fun and delicious activity in Bordeaux, check out my food tours in which I’ll take you through a three hours journey in the culinary scene of the Southwest of France.

If it’s your first time in Bordeaux you should definitely check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in the city. To help you choose a hotel in the city I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred AirBnB location.

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This weekend there are plenty of events taking place in Bordeaux metrople, so you don’t have to go far to have a great time. If you do want to travel a bit, a great event takes place on the beach of L’herbe, so pack your swimsuits and go party! If you missed it, a few days ago I released my new article about the best things to in Bordeaux in September so check it out to plan ahead. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (August 23-25).

Les Odyssées

Les Odyssées is a free stage arts festival taking place every year in Ambès, about 30 minutes from Bordeaux. The festival will take place on August 24 at Parc de Cantefrène. Check out the full program here

When:  August 24 / Where: Parc de Cantefrène, 33810 AMBES

Fete de l’herbe Cap Ferret 

L’Herbe is an oyster farming village on the Arcachon bay. This weekend (August 24-25) the magical village invites you to its annual feast with concerts, games on the beach and food. For more info click here

When:  August 24-25  / Where: Village ostéicole de l’Herbe, 33950 LEGE-CAP FERRET

Festival “À L’est de la Guinguette” – Bubliczki

This weekend (August 23 – 24) la Guinguette Chez Alriq will host two groups from Eastern Europe, each with its own regional and cultural reference. Come enjoy two Balcan evenings at one of the happiest places in town.  For more info click here

la Guinguette Chez Alriq
la Guinguette Chez Alriq
When:  August 23-24  / Where: ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux

Bordeaux Open Air

Bordeaux Open Air is a series of free summer electronic music events, all set in different locations and with a great city vibe to them. Every event is dedicated to a different country and hosts its DJ’s for sets of electronic music. The next Open Air event will take place this Sunday (August 25) at Parc Mussonville in Bègles. For more details click here.

When:  August 25, starting 15:00 / Where:  Parc Mussonville, Bègles

Festival Musical’Ocean 2019

Festival Musical’Ocean is a classical music festival taking place at Lacanau-Ocean, a beautiful coastal town, about an hour drive from Bordeaux. The program of the festival is aiming to combine big names with new talents in classical music. The festival will take place on August 23-28 in Salle l’Escoure. For more info click here

When: August 23-28 / Where: Avenue de l’Europe, 33680 Lacanau Océan

Relache Festival

Relache Festival, created by the Allez les filles association, is a series of free concerts taking place at different venues and dates during the summer. The next event takes place this Friday (August 23) at Square Dom Bedos. For the lineup and more details click here.

When: August 23 / Where: Rue Jacques d’Welles, 33800 Bordeaux

Rallye Des 2 Rives – Cadillac

Rallye des 2 Rives is an event dedicated to old and exceptional cars. The event will take place this Saturday (August 24) in Béguey, a little town just next to Cadillac. For more info click here. 

When: August 24 / Where: Béguey

Le Verger Grand Format

On Saturday (August 24) les vivres de L’art will host a fun afternoon party with a 4 DJs line up. For more info click here

When: August 24, from 14:00 / Where: 4 rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux

Nocturnes du château : Les combattants de l’ombre

An ensemble of 15 comedians will reenact the historic period of the village of Villandraut during the second world war. The spectacles will take place on August 23-24 at the beautiful Château de Villandraut. For reservations call 05 56 25 87 57. For more info click here.

When:  August 23, from 14:00  / Where: Château de Villandraut

La Boca Part en Live – Louise Weber

The Boca Foodcourt is hosting Louise Weber and his musicians for a fun musical evening this Friday (August 23). The concert will start at 20:30 but you are welcomed to enjoy the happy hour from 17:00 to 19:30. For more info click here.

When:  August 23, from 14:00 / Where: Boca Foodcourt, Euratlantique • Quai de Paludate, 33800 Bordeaux

Talence Estival

This weekend (August 23-25) Peixotto park in Talence is hosting a lot of fun activities for kids. There will be two separated spaces, one for the very little ones and one for bigger kids. For more info click here.

When: August 23-25, from 14:00 to 19:00 / Where: Peixotto park, Talence

The summer pavilion on the right side of the river

Another fun weekend of music is taking places at le Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighborhood) with live concerts every Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). The next event will take place this weekend (August 23-24), for more details click here.

When:  August 23-24 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux

Robots in Cap Science

Cap Science, the children science museum in Bordeaux is presenting a new exhibition that is dedicated to robots and their functions in our lives. The exhibition will be presented until May 3, 2020. For more details and tickets click here.

When:  Until May 3, 2020 / Where: Cap Sciences Hangar 20

If it’s your first time in Bordeaux you should definitely check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in the city. To help you choose a hotel in Bordeaux I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred AirBnB location.

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This is the last weekend for one of Bordeaux’s most fun events, Dansons sur les Quais, so if you’re in a dancing mood, don’t let this one go by. There are plenty of other music events this weekend, such as the Musicalarue festival in Luxey, the Gypsy Jazz festival in Salle and the Bordeaux open air festival in Talence. If you’re travelling to Dordogne this weekend don’t miss my latest article about the best Kayaking and Canoeing places on the Dordogne river. You can also see what other events are taking place this month in Bordeaux in my article about the best things to do in August in Bordeaux.  Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (August 16-18).

Festival Musicalarue

The Musicalarue is a big music festival taking place in Luxey (about an hour drive from Bordeaux) on August 15-17.  The lineup includes a very long list of artists and bands, including some big names such as Orelsan, Patti Smith and Patrick Bruel – to see the full program click here. For more info and tickets check out the facebook page of the festival.

When:  August 15-17 / Where: Les Cigales – 273 rue des écoles, 40430 Luxey, Aquitaine

The last weekend of Dance on the Quai

It’s your last chance to enjoy “Dansons sur les Quais” this summer. For those of you who haven’t tried it yet, Dansons sur les Quais is a series of free dancing classes and events, guided by professional dancers, taking place until August 18. For more details and the full program check out the website of Dansons sur les Quai.

Dansons sur les Quais Bordeaux
Kizomba at Dansons sur les Quais
When: until August 18 / Where: Quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux

Caraïbos au Caraïbos Lacanau Pro

Le Caraïbos Lacanau Pro is one of the most famous events in the surfing world, taking place in Lacanau-Océan. Every year, professional surfers from around the world arrive to the region to participate in the Championship tour. Lacanao Pro is more than just a surfing competition it’s also a beach festival with plenty of activities, concerts, craft stands, sports, surfing lessons and more. The festival will take place from August 11 to August 17. For more info click here

When: August 11-17 /  Where: Lacanau-Océan

Bordeaux Open Air

Bordeaux Open Air is a series of free summer electronic music events, all set in different locations and with a great city vibe to them. Every event is dedicated to a different country and hosts its DJ’s for sets of electronic music. The next Open Air event will take place this Sunday (August 18) at Parc du Château des Arts in Talence. For more details click here.

When:  August 18 , starting 15:00 / Where:  Parc du Château des Arts, Talence

Gypsy Jazz Festival

The Gypsy Jazz Festival will take place this weekend (August 17-18) in Salles (about 30 minutes for Bordeaux). In the program, plenty of concerts by new artists and some better known ones. Check out more details and the full program here

When:  August 17-18 / Where: La cour du Parc du Château, Ville de Salles

La Bataille de Castillon

La Bataille de Castillon is a spectacle lasting for more than 10 evenings during the summer, replicating the famous fight from 1453. Castillon-la-Bataille, the town where the show takes place also hosts many activities and events revolving around the big show: tours of the city, exhibitions, and workshops of medieval art and more. For more info and tickets click here.

When: July 19 – August 24 / Where: Association 1453, Mairie de Castillon, 33350 CASTILLON-LA-BATAILLE

Beau C’est Festival

Beau C’est Festival is a music and theater festival taking place this weekend (August 16-17) in Bosset, a little town close to Bergerac. See the full program and more details here

When:  August 16-17 / Where: Stade Municipal et Place du Platane 24130 BOSSET

Relache Festival

Relache Festival, created by the Allez les filles association, is a series of free concerts taking place at different venues and dates during the summer. The next events are taking place this weekend (August 16-17) at Place du Palais and at Ponton Yves Parlier in Bastide. For the lineup and more details click here and here.

When:  August 16-17 / Where: Place du Palais and Ponton Yves Parlier, 33000 Bordeaux

The summer pavilion on the right side of the river

Like every summer in the last five years, the Orangeade association opens its summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighbourhood) with live concerts every Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). These events are not just music concerts but rather a place for friends and family to spend the weekend with yoga classes, creative workshops, activities for kids and more. The next event will take place this weekend (August 16-17), for more details click here.

When:  August 16-17 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux

Mama’s Burger Party

The rooftop of Mama Shelter is one of the best places for a drink during the hot Bordelaise summer nights. This Sunday (August 18) Mama Shelter is hosting the Mama’s Burger Party. Check out the menu and details on the facebook page of the event.

When:  August 18, from 12-16 / Where: 19 Rue Poquelin Molière, 33000 Bordeaux

Learn how to Tango

Every summer the Tango Bordeaux association organizes pubic tango events in Jardin Public,  Place de Quinconces and la Grande Poste. The next event will take place at la Grande Poste on August 18. See more details here

When:  August 18 at 16:00 / Where: 7 Rue du Palais Gallien, 33000 Bordeaux

Vide-grenier in Barsac

You can also use this weekend to find some nice stuff for your home. Basrac, a cute little town in the South of Gironde is hosting a vide grenier this weekend (August 17-18). For more details click here

When:  August 17-18 / Where: Port of Barsac

Enjoy Bordeaux with kids

Bordeaux is a very kids friendly city with plenty of activities and beautiful places you can visit with kids. If you want some ideas for family activities this weekend, check out my list of things to do with kids in and around Bordeaux.

If it’s your first time in Bordeaux you should check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in the city. To help you choose a hotel in Bordeaux I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred AirBnB location.

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If you like surfing or surfers 🙂 head to Lacanau and enjoy the famous Lacanau pro event. Other fun events include the Bordeaux open air festival, an oysters festival in Gujan Mestras, a wine festival in Duras, a street art festival in Libourne and more. If you want to taste some wine in Bordeaux, check out my recent post about wine tasting in Bordeaux. You can also see what other events are taking place this month in Bordeaux in my article about the best things to do in August in Bordeaux. Here’s a list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (August 9-11). Enjoy the weekend!

Bordeaux Food-truck Festival

If you like the Bordeaux food truck festival events, you’ll be happy to hear that another one is coming up on August 10-11. The food truck festival aims to mix street food with the finesse of the wine world. Visitors can taste the wines of the hosting châteaux and the specialties of food coming from all corners of the world: French, Italian, Brazilian and many more. The program of the festival also includes free concerts, exhibitions, escape games, activities for kids and more. One of the events will take place on August 10-11 at the Maison du Tourisme in Pauillac. The events are free but require prior reservation – you can do it here. For more details click here.

When:  August 10-11 / Where: La Verrerie, 33250 Pauillac

Bordeaux Open Air

Bordeaux Open Air is a series of free summer electronic music events, all set in different locations and with a great city vibe to them. Every event is dedicated to a different country and hosts its DJ’s for sets of electronic music. The next Open Air event will take place this Sunday (August 11) at Square Dom Bedos. For more details click here.

When:  August 11 , starting 15:00 / Where:  Square Dom Bedos, Bordeaux

The Fest’Arts Festival

A three day celebration of street art will take place on August 8-9 in Libourne. The Fest’Arts festival was created almost 30 years ago to honor street performing artists. The center of Libourne will be turned into a big promenade and plenty of performances will take place on the pretty streets of the city. Check out the full program here

When: August 8-10 / Where: The center of Libourne

Caraïbos au Caraïbos Lacanau Pro

Le Caraïbos Lacanau Pro is one of the most famous events in the surfing world, taking place in Lacanau-Océan. Every year, professional surfers from around the world arrive to the region to participate in the Championship tour. More than a surfing competition it’s a beach festival with plenty of activities, concerts, craft stands, sports, surfing lessons and more. The festival will take place from August 11 to August 17. For more info click here

When: August 11-17 /  Where: Lacanau-Océan

Gujan Mestras en Fêtes

Gujan Mestras, the oysters capital of Arcachon invites you to its annual summer celebration. The four day festival includes plenty of concerts, oysters, games for kids and fireworks. For more details click here

When: August 8- 11 / Where:  lac de la magdeleine,  Sous voie rapide, 33470 Gujan-Mestras, Aquitaine, France

Duras fête son vins

The wine festival of Duras will take place this Sunday (August 11) in the center of Duras, next to the famous chateau. It’s a great opportunity to discover the excellent red, white and rosé of Côtes de Duras. If you stay there after the sunset you can enjoy the spectacle at the chateau with a special 4D screening. For more details click here

When: August 11/  Where: Duras, Lot et Garonne

La Guinguette des Bons Copains

Halles de Bacalan invites you this Friday (August 9) to a fun evening with a live concert by Louise Weber and his ukulele. For more info click here

When: August 9  / Where:  10 esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux, France

Dance on the Quai

Dansons sur les Quais is a series of dancing classes and events where people gather together to dance and learn a variety of dancing genres like Tango, Salsa, Bollywood, Forro, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Zumba, Country and more. These activities will be guided by professional dancers from different dance schools in Bordeaux and they are completely free, so this is a great opportunity you don’t want to miss. Dansons sur les Quais is taking place every day until August 18. For more details and the full program check out the website of Dansons sur les Quai.

When:  Daily from July 14 to August 18 / Where: Quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux

Quai des Sports

This is the 11th edition of this fun sportive event taking place every summer (July 13 to August 11) at the Parc des sports Saint Michel.  The program this month includes a variety of sportive activities such as a fitness night, beach volleyball, basketball, BMX, beach wrestling and more. The festival will be accompanied by artistic and music events. Many of the activities are aimed at kids and teenagers and are a perfect solution for entertaining them in the center of Bordeaux during the summer.  Check the full program here.

When: Daily from July 13 to August 11 / Where: Parc des sports Saint Michel, Bordeaux

The summer pavilion on the right side of the river

Like every summer in the last five years, the Orangeade association opens its summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighbourhood) with live concerts every Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). These events are not just music concerts but rather a place for friends and family to spend the weekend with yoga classes, creative workshops, activities for kids and more. The next event will take place this weekend (August 9-11), for more details click here.

When:  August 9-10 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux

A street art creative workshop

Mika exhibition in Bordeaux

A few weeks ago a new exhibition by the street artist Mika was presented at the Institut Bernard Magrez. This Saturday (August 10) the museum will host a creative workshop where you will recreate one of Mika’s famous works. The workshop is open to adults and kids older than 5 years old. For more details and tickets click here.

When: August 10, at 15:00 / Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux

Relache Festival

Relache Festival, created by the Allez les filles association, is a series of free concerts taking place at different venues and dates during the summer. The next event is taking place this Saturday (August 10) at Parvis des Frères Pouyanne. For the lineup and more details click here.

When:  July 10 / Where: Parvis des Frères Pouyanne, Bordeaux 

Dance tango in the night

Every summer the Tango Bordeaux association organises pubic tango events in Jardin Public,  Place de Quinconces and la Grande Poste. The next event will take place at Place des Quinconces on August 11. See more details as well as a full list of events for this summer here

When:  August 11, 21:00 / Where: Place des Quinconces

Oyé Oh yeah, Vicious Steel One man band 

A night of folk, rock 90’s and Mississippi blues will take place this Saturday (August 10) at La Laiterie in Talence. For more details click here

When: August 10 /  Where: Impasse Vieille Tour, 33400 Talence

If you want a foodie experience in Bordeaux, you can always join my food tours where I’ll take you through a culinary journey in the center of Bordeaux.

If it’s your first time in Bordeaux you should check out my ultimate guide to Bordeaux to get familiar with all the must-see places in the city. To help you choose a hotel in Bordeaux I’ve gathered a list of the best hotels in the center of Bordeaux as well as a guide to the districts of Bordeaux to help you find your preferred AirBnB location.

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This weekend we have a lot of interesting events taking place in little towns all around bordeaux. A big Reggae festival in the Medoc area, an oysters festival in Lège-Cap Ferret and a classical music festival in Blaye. There are also plenty of parties and nice events down town as well and I added many of them to the list. If you’re not into any of this, just go to an exhibition, you can choose one from this article. If it’s going to be raining again don’t forget to check out my article about things to do in Bordeaux when it’s raining.  Finally, if you want to know what else is happening in Bordeaux this month, check out my article about things to do in Bordeaux in August. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (August 2-4).

Reggae Sun Ska music festival

The 22nd edition of this fun reggae festival will take place at the Domaine Equestre de Nodri in Vertheuil, located in the Medoc area (about an hour drive from Bordeaux) on the first weekend of August (2-4). The impressive long lineup includes tens of performers from the reggae scene. You can check out the full lineup here.  For more info and details check out the facebook page of the festival.

When: August 2-4 /  Where:  1 rue du Maquis, 33180 Vertheuil

If you want to discover other places you can visit in Medoc, check out my article on the Medoc region

Fête de la Presqu’île in Cap Ferret

Every year in August Lege Cap Ferret celebrates its oyster farming with a big event called Fête de la Presqu’île. The three day event includes plenty of oysters, concerts, activities for kids and fireworks on the closing night. The event will take place on August 2-4 in Claouey. For more info click here.

When:  August 2-4 / Where: Claouey, Place de Bertic, 33950 Lege – Cap Ferret

La Nuit des Étoiles

This is the national starry nights event taking place in different parks all over France. One of the events in our region will take place on Sunday (August 4) at Forêt du Bourgailh in Pessac. The program includes telescopes, workshops for kids where they will build water rockets, an astronomy  conference, night butterflies and more. For more details click here

When: August 4 /  Where:  Forêt du Bourgailh, 160 avenue de Beutre, 33600 Pessac

Graines de Sauvage & La Belle Africaine

Graines de Sauvage  Bordeaux
photo credit: Graines de Sauvage

An evening of African music is taking place this Friday (August 2) at the cool terrace of Graines de Sauvages. For more details click here

When: August 2, at 19:30 /  Where: 2 Rue de Saintonge, Bordeaux

IBOAT • Iridescence : Maison Eclose & Honey Soundsystem

A great party is about to take place this Friday (August 2) at the IBOAT. The program includes a lineup of djs and a drag show. For more details click here

When: August 2 /  Where: Bassin à Flot n°1, Quai Armand Lalande, 33300 Bordeaux

Fête de la Ruralité et Festival du Bois

Fête de la Ruralité et du Festival du Bois is an annual feast of rural traditions taking place in Biganos on the Arcachon Bay. The program includes a craftsmen market, demonstrations of past know-how and traditions: threshing machine, oven baked bread, an animal farm, a local products market, activities for kids and more. The event will take place this weekend (August 2-4), for more details click here

When: August 2-4 /  Where:  Parc Lecoq a Biganos, 33380 Biganos

Music festival in Le Barp

The Country Rock festival will take place this weekend (August 2-4) in Le Barp (about 30 minutes from Bordeaux). Besides three days of concerts the program of the festival also includes activities for kids, food trucks, bike tours and many stands with rock-country clothes and accessories. For more info click here.

When: August 2-4 / Where: Plaine des sports, 33114 Le Barp

Festival de Cape et d’Epée

Château de Vayres invites you to a fun weekend of pirate games, Knight tournaments, artillery, axe throwing and archery. This is all part of the program of the Festival de Cape taking place this weekend (August 3-4) at the chateau. For more details click here

When: August 3-4 /  Where:  Château de Vayres, 33870 Vayres

Festival flam

Festival Flam is an annual classical music festival taking place in Blaye and the surrounding towns. The festival is mostly dedicated to string instruments, bringing together young and more experienced musicians. The festival takes place from July 31 to August 11. Check out the full program here

When: Until August 11 /  Where: different locations, check out the program of the festival

Fête de la mer

Soulac sur mer, the charming town in the north of Medoc, is celebrating the sea with a day of parades, live music and fireworks. The event will take place this Sunday (August 4) in the city center. For more info click here.

soulac sur mer
Soulac sur mer
When: August 4 /  Where: Rue de l’Hotel de Ville, 33780 Soulac-sur-Mer

Dance on the Quai

Dansons sur les Quais is a series of dancing classes and events where people gather to dance together and learn a variety of dancing genres like Tango, Salsa, Bollywood, Forro, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, Zumba, Country and more. These activities will be guided by professional dancers from different dance schools in Bordeaux and they are completely free, so this is a great opportunity you don’t want to miss. Dansons sur les Quais is taking place every day until August 18. For more details and the full program check out the website of Dansons sur les Quai.

dancing classes on the riverfront
When:  Daily from July 14 to August 18 / Where: Quai Louis XVIII, 33000 Bordeaux

Quai des Sports

This is the 11th edition of this fun sportive event taking place every summer (July 13 to August 11) at the Parc des sports Saint Michel.  The program this month includes a variety of sportive activities such as a fitness night, beach volleyball, basketball, BMX, beach wrestling and more. The festival will be accompanied by artistic and music events. Many of the activities are aimed at kids and teenagers and are a perfect solution for entertaining them in the center of Bordeaux during the summer.  Check the full program here.

When: Daily from July 13 to August 11 / Where: Parc des sports Saint Michel, Bordeaux

Learn how to Tango

Every summer the Tango Bordeaux association organizes pubic tango events in Jardin Public,  Place de Quinconces and la Grande Poste. The next event will take place in Jardin Public on August 4th. See more details as well as a full list of events for this summer here

When:  August 4th / Where: Jardin Public

The summer pavilion on the right side of the river

Like every summer in the last five years, the Orangeade association opens its summer pavilion on le Quai Deschamps (in the Bastide neighborhood) with live concerts every Friday (18:00 – 01:00) and Saturday (12:00 to 01:00). These events are not just music concerts but rather a place for friends and family to spend the weekend with yoga classes, creative workshops, activities for kids and more. The next event will take place this weekend (August 2-3), for more details click here.

When:  July 26-27 / Where: Quai Deschamps, 33100 Bordeaux

La Guinguette de L’Hippodrome

La Guinguette de l’Hippodrome is yet another nice spot for summer nights in Bordeaux. The tavern in le Bouscat invites you to its weekend parties taking place every Friday and Saturday until October. For more details click here

When: August 2-3 / Where: 8 avenue de l’Hippodrome, 33110 Le Bouscat

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