The list this week is very kids friendly with events like the Disney on ice show, a sportive event in Villenave (Trail Urbain) and the Jumping Bordeaux that both adults and kids will love. If you start planning any short weekends from Bordeaux this Spring ckeck out my adticles about the best things to do in Biarrtiz and Cognac. If you want to see what’s going on in the next few weeks check out my February list. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (February 7-9).
Jumping International de Bordeaux
Jumping International de Bordeaux is a big riding equestrian event that includes competitions, spectacles and a fun fair. The event will take place on February 6-9 in Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux. More than 250 exhibitors will present their horses at the event which will include activities such as Jumping world cup, amateurs competition, Equine Health Forum, a show of Iberian horses and more. For more details click here.
When: February 6-9 / Where: Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux
Disney on ice
One of the most popular events for kids in Bordeaux is happening again! All the popular Disney characters reunite for an ice skating spectacle. Disney Sur Glace includes three shows during this weekend (February 7-9) at the Arkea Arena. For tickets and more details click here.
When: February 7-9 / Where: 48-50 Avenue Jean Alfonséa, 33270 Floirac
A spa salon with representatives from 70 establishments will take place on February 7-8 in Hangar 14. The program includes different conferences on health and thermal medicine. For the full program click here.
When: February 7-8 / Where: Hangar 14, Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux
Every winter the main streets of Bordeaux are getting filled with stands of clothes, shoes, toys, house supplies and more – this is the Bordeaux winter Braderie. If you’re in town for winter sales take the opportunity to check out the stands of more than 250 merchants on rue Porte Dijeaux, rue Sainte Catherine and rue des Trois Conils. The Braderie will take place on February 6-8.
When: February 6-8 / Where: Center of Bordeaux: rue Porte Dijeaux, rue Sainte Catherine and rue des Trois Conils
Villenave Trail Urbain
Villenave Trail Urbain is a sportive weekend taking place in Villenave d’Ornon on February 8-9. The weekend includes four different running/ hiking trails in the landscape of Villenave d’Ornon, starting with a Nordic night walking trail on February 8 and three other trails ranging from 5 to 21km. On February 9, there will also be two hiking trails tracks for kids: the Cross du CAV for kids from 11 to 14 years old and the Pouss’cross for ages 6 to 10. The tracks will start from Espace D’Ornon and will go through several chateaux in the area. You can see all the details and inscription forms here.
When: February 8-9 / Where: 147, route de Léognan 33140 Villenave d’ornon, 33140 Villenave-d’Ornon
Green Market au Château des Tours, Bouscat
A green market will take place on February 9 in Château des Tours in le Bouscat. The market will host local producers of organic fruit and vegetables, patisserie, natural cosmetics and more. Check out the full list of merchants here. The entry is free.
When: February 9, from 10:30 / Where: 246 Avenue de la Libération Charles de Gaulle, 33110 Le Bouscat
Truffles market in Saint Emilion
Truffles are one of the most identified products of the Southwest of France. Usually, Dordogne is the one taking most of the credit when it comes to truffle markets, but Gironde is also giving a fight. Every Saturday morning in February a truffles farmers market will take place at Logis de Malet in Saint Emilion. See more info here.
Check out my article about what to do and see in Saint Emilion if you decide to go.
When: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / Where: rue des anciennes écoles, in front of la maison du vin), Saint-Émilion
Afrique, Savane Sauvage – New Exhibition
The museum of natural history in Bordeaux has presented its new temporary exhibition for 2020 – Africa, wild Savannah. The new exhibition focuses on different aspects of the relationships between animals in the African Savanna, from the food chain to their coexistence, seasonal migration and survival strategies. It’s a very fun and interactive exhibition that both kids and adults will love. The exhibition will be presented until December 31, 2020. For more info click here.
When: February 4 – December 31 / Where: 5 Place Bardineau, 33000 Bordeaux (in Jardin Public)
Jazz Concert at Auditorium de l’Opéra
This Saturday (February 8) the Auditorium of Bordeaux will host a Jazz concert of the Jean-Marc Montaut Quartet. For more details click here.
When: February 8, 20:00 / Where: 9-11 Cours Clemenceau, 33000 Bordeaux
Another fun event this Sunday is Mama’s Brunch. Mama Shelter invites you to its big buffet brunch which is a bit pricey (39 euros per person) but includes almost four hours of activities and artistic workshops for kids, so it’s like brunch with a babysitter :). For more details and the menu click here.
When: February 9 / Where: 19, rue Poquelin Moliere, 33000 Bordeaux
Exposition Humans – Exhibition
For the first time in Bordeaux, L’institut Bernard Magrez will reunite some of the best contemporary artists of China in one exhibition. Exposition Humans deals with the representation of the human body at the heart of the evolution of Chinese society in the last few years. The exhibition includes more than 50 works of photographers, sculptors, painters and more. The exhibition will be presented until February 16. For more details click here.
When: Until February 16 / Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux
Explore the Region
I love February so far, the weather has been so lovely! But we all know that in this region it’s not going to last long. So before the rain strikes back, use the beautiful days to explore Gironde. In my article about the best trips from Bordeaux, you can find plenty of ideas for places to see around Bordeaux, from beautiful wine chateaux to beaches and charming villages. If you need more ideas just go to my Travel in the southwest of France group.
Discover the foodie streets of Bordeaux
Staying in foodie mood, you can also explore some of the foodie streets in Bordeaux. These are the places where you can find the best bakeries, coffee shops, cheese shops and more. They aren’t always on the tourist trail and not always easy to find and that’s why I decided to write an article about the foodie streets of Bordeaux.
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