The main event in Bordeaux this weekend is definitely the Marathon of Bordeaux. For those who look for smaller events there are nice festivals and expos and even a big vinyl records salon, and for some of them you don’t even have to get into Bordeaux center.
These are the things to do in Bordeaux in the weekend of March 23-25:
The Marathon (24 March) takes place in the historic city center, allowing the runners to cross all the historic sites and some of Bordeaux’s biggest wineries. The Marathon will start at 20:00 which makes it even more special as runners can see the city by night with special decorations just for the event. Most of us are probably not in shape for the 42km run, but that should not prevent us from enjoying the atmosphere in the city as well as seeing others run 🙂
“Le vin & La musique, accords et désaccords” à La Cité du Vin
The art exposition at la Cité du Vin, named “Le vin & La musique, accords et désaccords“, reveals the relationship between wine and music through a visual journey that alternates between paintings, music and stage art. Around 150 pieces of art will be put in place from French and European collections: ceramics, paintings, music books , instruments and more. The exposition will take place March 23-24 for the price of 8€.
Address: 134 – 150 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
Festivals and Salons
Salon International du Disque de Bordeaux
The international salon of vinyl and cd records of Bordeaux will take place March 24-25 in the Parc des expositions. It’s the 57th edition of this festival that brings together 80 exhibitors from France and abroad and proposes all genres of music: rock, pop, soul, jazz, punk, reggae and more.
Price: Normal 3€50 / Student 2€ / free for kids.
Address: Parc des expositions de Bordeaux – Vélodrome
Cordes Sensibles 2018- Guitar Festival
The annual guitar festival, Cordes Sensibles will take place on March 23-25 in Saint-Médard-en-Jalles and this year will be mostly dedicated to duos. Besides the concerts the festival will include master classes, art expos and concerts of the music school of Saint-Médard-en-Jalles.
See the program of the festival.
Address: Carré des Jalles, place de la République33160 Saint-Médard-en-Jalles
Les Fous Rires de Bordeaux
If you still haven’t attended, les Fous Rires de Bordeaux is still on until March 24. It’s a very unique humor festival with more than 80 artists participating and different activities taking place all over the city. The festival provides the opportunity to experience humor in different forms, such as on stage, in pictures and even through cooking!!
There are two parts to the festival:
Festival IN, with well known artists on stage.
Festival OUF– that proposes free activities during the whole week of the festival such as workshops, happenings, entertaining children in hospitals and more.
See the program here.
Piano concert in Château de Cadillac
Piano voyageur, a concert performed by the pianist Jérôme Médeville will take place at Château de Cadillac on March 25, at 15:00. Médeville will play classical music from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart, and Liszt. Ticket Price is 9€.
Address: 4 Place de la Libération, 33410 Cadillac
Reggae concert and fundraising in Cenon
On March 24, le Rocher de Palmer will hold an evening in support of the SOS Mediterranee association denouncing the deplorable conditions in which refugees cross the Mediterranean, often risking their lives. The event will include a reggae concert of two and a half hours with the following artists: Yannis Odua, Natty Jean, Papa Style, Brahim.
The concert will start at 20:30, ticket price is 20€ (18€ online). For tickets and more details.
Address: 1 Rue Aristide Briand, 33152 Cenon
Early Easter egg hunt in Talence
The Taillade neighborhood in Talence organizes an early Easter egg hunt March 24, between 14:00 and 19:00. Once the baskets of chocolate are full, kids and their parent will be able to taste it together.
Address: salle les Mallerettes, 170-172 cours Galliéni – 33400 TALENCE
Festival Entre 2 Rêves
The Entre 2 Rêves Festival, organized by the Collectif Entre 2 Rêves, takes place between 21-31 March on the right side of the Garonne river ( Cénac, Langoiran, Cambes and other towns in the area). Those 10 days will be full of shows of different genres: theater, music, circus and more. For the full program and tickets.
Prices: daily show 2.50€, evening show 5€.
Drinking and Fooding
Original Cocktail Tour 2018
The Original Cocktail Tour takes place March 20-26 in five bars in Bordeaux: Madame Pang, Au Symbiose, Le Gabriel, Le Taquin, Au CanCan “Coquetels & Flonflons” . During these 7 days these five bars will propose a menu of special cocktails at reduced prices.
Hope this list will help you find some nice things to do during this rainy weekend in Bordeaux. And for all the Marathon runners, you are very brave and good luck to you 🙂