We’re back again to a weekend filled with interesting and fun events. And the timing is great as it’s supposed to be a bit cold this weekend, so going to the beach isn’t going to be an option. So what do we have this weekend? A lot of wine, coffee and sales of clothes, bicycles and antiques. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (April 5-7).
Open doors in Médoc
To celebrate the beginning of the spring the Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Pauillac will hold an open doors weekend on April 6-7. During the weekend you can visit plenty of châteaux in the Medoc region and taste some of the finest wines in the world. For details about all the participating chateaux click here.
If you want to know more about the event, you should read my post about the Open doors weekend.
When: April 6-7 / Where: different locations (see the site)
Vide-greniers des Bordelais
One of my favorite things to do in France is to wander around vide greniers (the French version of a garage sale) discover what French people hold in their homes and buy a lot of stuff I don’t really need at ridiculously low prices. On April 7, more than 20 vide-greniers will take place all over the city. The vide grenier on Barrière Judaïque will take place on April 6-7. Check out the list of all the locations here.
When: April 7 / Where: different locations (see the site)
Tauzia Fête les Jardins
Tauzia is a gardening festival that takes place on April 5-7 at the Tauzia chateau in Gradignan. The event, which received a great amount of interest from the Bordelaise public last year, is full of events and activities for gardening enthusiasts. It will bring together more than 80 exhibitors specialized in the world of plants: plant producers, landscape designers, artists, collectors, horticulturists and in general people with exceptional knowledge of plants. You will be able to buy plants, flowers and shrubs in the beautiful English park of Chateau Tauzia and also get advice from the specialists on how to maintain your garden. See more details here.
When: April 5-7 / Where: Château de Tauzia, 216 Cours du Général de Gaulle, 33170 Gradignan
Festival Porcelaine caféinée
A fun café festival is about to take place this weekend in Bordeaux (April 5-6). The festival is dedicated to the famous Limoges Porcelain and to the growing scene of specialty coffee in Bordeaux. During these two days many coffee workshops, meetings and interesting conferences will take place at the Rez de Chaussee (a creative space in Chartrons) as well as in many coffee places in Bordeaux such as Cofete B, L’alchimiste, Kuro, Cafe Laiton and more. For more info and registration to the workshops click here.
I have recently written an article about some of these great coffee shops, so if you want to know more about the coffee scene in Bordeaux then click here.
When: April 5-6 / Where: different locations around the city
Le Grand Air
A big skateboard competition will take place this Saturday (April 6) in Darwin. The competition includes three categories: Junior (- de 18 ans), Senior (+ de 18 ans) and Master (+ de 40 ans) and it will start at 10:30. The event will open its doors to the wide public at 13:30 for a fun afternoon with music and different skateboard related activities. For more info click here.
When: Apri 6 / Where: 87 quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux
Convention Tattoo Bordeaux
The international tattoo convention in Bordeaux will take place on the weekend of April 6-7 in Hangar 14, which is located at Quai des Chartrons. The program includes a tattoo contest, expositions, live concerts and different activities such as juggling and break-dancing. For more info click here.
When: April 6-7 / Where: Hangar 14, 115 Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
Marché des Créateurs Recycleurs
This weekend (April 5-7) a creative market will take place at the Atelier d’éco Solidaire. All the designers selling their creations at the event create their products from recycled materials so it’s a very environmentally friendly event. For more details click here.
When: April 5-7 / Where: 7 rue de la Motte Picquet, 33300 Bordeaux
Esclave du livre (literature festival)
Esclave du livre is a literature association whose goal is to promote reading and support the creation of new literature. They invite you on April 5-7to take part in a literature festival that will bring together authors and illustrators for debates, public readings, performances and discovering pieces that haven’t been published yet. For more info click here.
When: April 5-7 / Where: Place Renaudel – Quartier Ste Croix , Bordeaux
Festival Musical Écran
Festival Musical Écran is a very unique film festival all dedicated to documentaries about music. The festival will take place on April 7-14 in different places in Bordeaux: Cinéma Utopia, Cour Malby, Bibliothéque Mériadeck, Institut Cervantes and Université de Bordeaux Campus Victoire. For the program and all the details click here.
When: April 7-14 / Where: different locations, see the program
Free museums Sunday
Like in most cities in France, the first Sunday of the month is a free museums day. You have a free entrance to all the public museums and to most exhibitions. Check out the full list of museums in Bordeaux that you can visit for free this Sunday.
Bicycle spring sale
Are you looking to buy or sell a bicycle, the big spring bicycle sale is just around the corner. The Bordeaux bicycle stock exchange will take place this Sunday(April 1) at Quai Louis XVIII. Those who wish to sell their bike can do it between 9:30 and 11am and the buyers will be able to start buying after 10am. For more click here. Check on leboncoin before you go, as prices are not always cheap..
When: April 7 (9:30 to 13:30) /Where: Quai Louis XVIII
Marché aux fleurs à Eysines
This Saturday (April 6) the city of Eysines will host its first flower market at la Grande Place du Bourg. For more details click here.
When: April 6 / Where: Grande place du bourg
Buy clothes at the Grande Braderie
Le Relais Gironde will hold a clearance sale this Saturday (April 6) where you can buy clothes, shoes, bags and more. This event is quite big and you can find many interesting and useful items for very cheap prices. For more details click here.
When: Apri 6 / Where: 517 boulevard Alfred Daney, Bordeaux
Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs – photography festival
The 29th edition of the “traveling photographers routes” festival is taking place on April 2-28. During one month, 18 photography exhibitions will be presented at the main cultural institutions in the city, among them, the Rocher de Palmer in Cenon, the Bibliothèque Grand Parc, Espace Saint-Rémi and others. Get the full list of all artists and more info about the event here.
When: April 2 -28 / Where: Different locations in Bordeaux (see program)
The Reopening of the Museum of Natural History of Bordeaux
After years of renovations the museum of natural history of Bordeaux opened its doors on March 31. Created in 1971, the museum has one of the biggest collections in France with more than a million specimens. Everyone seems to be very excited about it so check it out.
When: Starting March 31 / Where: 5 place Bardineau, 33000 Bordeaux
When art and design take on glass
A new temporary exhibition was inaugurated at the Cité du Vin in March. The exhibition beautifully combines the wine and glass worlds. It includes the works of several glass designers who all modified and reinvented wine glasses and bottles. For more details click here.
When: March 15 – June 30 /Where: Esplanade de Pontac, 134 quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
If you’re into travelling this weekend, get inspired by my post about day trips you can do from Bordeaux by train.
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If you want to know what other events are taking place this month in the city, check out my post about the 15 things not miss in April in Bordeaux.