Before we go on to this weekend list, I want to update you with something cool that I’ve started this week! I previously said that there are some new initiatives for Lost in Bordeaux this year and this is the first one for 2020! A few days ago I created a group dedicated to traveling in our beautiful region, called “Travel in the Southwest of France”. It’s new but already very active with plenty of beautiful photos and recommendations that will make you pack your bags and start discovering the region. So join us and share your own recommendations for the places you love the most! Also, this week I released an article about the best music festivals in and around Bordeaux, so go ahead and check it out. If you want to see what else is happening in Bordeaux in the next few weeks go to my January list of events.
Now back to this weekend. I’ll be honest, January isn’t the liveliest month in Bordeaux. There are no big events taking place this weekend, but you can take the time to enjoy an exhibition and some good concerts as well as discover some lively markets. Also, there is a Silent March for Australia this Sunday, so come if you can. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux.
Marche pour l’Australie
A silent march to support Australia during these difficult days will take place in Bordeaux this Sunday (January 12) at 14:00. The march will start at the Maison éco-citoyenne on the riverfront and will finish at the Chaban Delmas bridge. For more details click here.
When: January 12, at 14:00 / Where: Quai Richelieu, 33000 Bordeaux
Trial Indoor International de Bordeaux
This is a great show for motorbike and action lovers. Trial Indoor International de Bordeaux will take the stage of Arkéa Arena this Saturday (January 10). The show will include plenty of acrobatic stunts and amazing urban decorations. For tickets and more details click here.
When: January 10, 20:30 / Where: Arkéa Arena, 48-50 avenue Jean Alfonséa, 33270 Floirac
Tremplin de 2 Rives
This is the 7th edition of the Tremplin de 2 rives festival which aims to promote the musical talents of Bordeaux. The festival includes eight evenings from January 10 to February 8 in different districts of Bordeaux. For more details click here.
When: January 10- February 8 / Where: See location in the program of the festival
Le Yoga des Animaux
The natural history museum of Bordeaux offers a super cool workshop for kids this Sunday. The animal yoga workshop will combine the discovery of animals with practicing yoga. The activity will start with a guided discovery of different species presented at the museum and will continue with a yoga practice imitating some of the postures of those animals. The activity is for kids aged 6 to 10 years old. For more details click here.
When: January 12, 11:00 / Where: 5 place Bardineau, 33000 Bordeaux
Muses – Cie Rêvolution / Anthony Egéa
Muses is a dance spectacle choreographed by Anthony Egéa that beautifully mixes classic and hip-hop dance. The shows will run at the Auditorium de Bordeaux from January 9-11. For more info and tickets click here.
When: January 9-11/ Where: 8 – 13 Cours Georges Clemenceau, 33000 Bordeaux
The Soldes d’hiver are the winter sales lasting several weeks during which you can find really good deals on clothes, shoes, appliances, toys and more. This year the winter sales were shortened to 4 weeks from the previous six weeks period. But from my experience even if you come to Bordeaux a week or two after the sales many shops will still have a lot of items on discount. Les soldes d’hiver will take place from January 8 to February 4
Go to a Jazz concert
Winter is a perfect time to discover some Jazz bars in Bordeaux and one of the best ones is Thélonious in Chartrons. This weekend (January 10-11) two Jazz concerts will take place in the bar. See the program and all the details here.
When: January 9-11 / Where: 18 Rue Bourbon, 33000 Bordeaux
Black History Month in Bordeaux
The third edition of the Black History Month in Bordeaux will take place from January 9 to February 18. It is a month of reflection on the dark history of slavery that Bordeaux was part of as well as a celebration of black culture in France and around the world. The program of the Black History month includes conferences, music concerts, exhibitions and more. This time the main two themes are the one hundred years mark to the sinking of the “French Titanic” with 192 Senegalese workers onboard and the role Boxing played in the Black liberation. For more info and the full program click here.
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: January 12 / Where: 19, rue Poquelin Moliere, 33000 Bordeaux
Ouverture Paula Kitchen
The opening of a new restaurant, Paula Kitchen in the Saint Croix neighborhood will take place this Saturday (January 11). For the occasion, the restaurant will give the first 100 bowls for free. For more details click here.
When: January 11, at 12:00- 16:00 / Where: 5 Quai de Sainte Croix, 33800 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: January 2-5 / Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux
Go to the Sunday market on the Quai
Every Sunday morning dozens of food stalls with the best oysters of the region, fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, fish and plenty of food trucks are installed on the Quai de Chartrons. The market is usually quite busy with both locals and tourists, especially if you come towards noon, but it’s still worth the visit. Besides the local products you can buy at the market it’s simply a very nice spot to have an early lunch. For many visitors, the main attraction are the few stalls with oysters which cost around 6 euros a dozen and come with a glass of white wine, this plate kind of embodies life in the region 🙂
If you have already visited this market try other good markets in Bordeaux metropole. Two of the best ones on Sunday morning are the Bassens market and The Thouars market in Talence.
Is it your first time in Bordeaux? If it is 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 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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