This weekend, Pomerol, one of Bordeaux’s most prestigious wine areas, opens its doors to the public making it a great opportunity to discover the area. Staying in this sophisticated mood you can also attend the Bordeaux Piano festival or the Cauderan Jazz festival. Also, a few days ago I updated my article about things to do in Bordeaux when it’s raining, so there are plenty of places for you to discover if it turns out to be a rainy weekend. In case you missed it a few days ago I published an article about the best things to do in Bordeaux in December. If you want to plan your weekends ahead check out my November list as well.
Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (November 15-17).
Portes Ouvertes in Pomerol
Pomerol, the prestigious wine appellation is hosting the annual open doors event this Sunday (November 17). 14 wine chateaux will be open that day, among them Château Beauregard, Château Bel-Air and Château Bellegrave. See the list of participating wineries here.
When: November 17 / Where: Pomerol
Festival L’esprit du Piano will take place at the Auditorium of the Opera of Bordeaux on November 13 – December 7. This magnificent festival hosts some important pianists (Grigory Sokolov, Jacky Terrasson and others), some of which will collaborate with the National Orchestra of Bordeaux and the choir of the Opera of Bordeaux. See the program of the festival here and info about the tickets here.
When: November 13 – December 7 / Where: Grand Théâtre, Place de la Comédie – 33000 Bordeaux
Jazz Festival in Caudéran
The annual Jazz festival of Caudéran is taking place on November 14-16. For three nights, the Pergola Theater will host six international Jazz players. For more info about prices and the full program click here.
When: November 14-16 / Where: La Pergola Theater, Rue Fernand Cazères, 33200 Bordeaux
The annual festival, Margaux Saveurs will take place on November 15-17. The idea of the festival is to make you discover the great wines of the Margaux appellation and present to you all the winemakers, merchants and restaurants of this gourmet area. During the weekend, you can enjoy special workshops in the different wine domains and enjoy fun activities and special menus made only for this weekend. For more details click here. If you’re attending this event be sure to read about other places to visit in the area in my article about the Medoc region.
When: November 15-17 / Where: different locations in Margaux
Le salon Ob’Art (Objets de créateur) is a creator fair with a rich pedagogic program of activities, workshops, and demonstrations. The motivation for the event is to create a dialog between artists, craftsmen and the wide public in order to transfer their know-how and to make the young generation discover a variety of professional vocations. Le Salon Ob’Art will take place in Hangar 14 (Quai des Chartrons) on November 15-17. Entry is free for kids under 18 and 6.5€ for adults (free on the first day). For more info check out the website of the event.
When: November 15-17 / Where: 173 Quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux
Lettres du monde
The literature festival, Lettres du monde, will take place on November 13-24 with lectures and debates in different venues across Bordeaux Metropole. Events will take place in libraries, schools, book stores, cinemas and more. You can enjoy this festival even if you don’t speak French as most of the writers participating in the lectures are coming from all over the world. For more details go here.
When: November 13-24 /Where: Different places in Bordeaux – check the program
Marché des Capucins Friday party
Every Friday you can enjoy the best market in Bordeaux, Marché des Capucins, as it stays open until 21:00. If you don’t know the market well check out my post about what to eat at Marché des Capucins for my favorites.
When: every Friday / Where: Marché des Capucins – Place des Capucins – 33800 Bordeaux
Le Brunch Raclette de Garg’Antoine
This Sunday (November 17) Halles de Bacalan opens the official raclette season! A raclette brunch will take place from 12:00 to 15:00. For more details click here.
When: November 17 / Where: 10 esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux, France
Marché des Producteurs
On Saturday (November 16) Darwin will host its big organic market with many local producers from all over the southwest of France. Among others, you will find stands of oysters, wine, cheese, flowers and more. For more info click here.
When: November 16 / Where: Darwin Caserne Niel / 87 quai des queyries, Bordeaux
Flamenco by La Caramelita
“La Caramelita” our local phenomenal Flamenco dancer will take the stage on the Grande Poste this Saturday (December 16). She will be accompanied by Manuel Vazquez on the guitar, Anthony Dunoguier on the cajón and by Alejandro Mendía singing. For tickets and more details click here.
When: December 16 / Where: 7 rue du palais gallien, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Mama Bordeaux / Super Sunday & Live
Mama shelter invites you to its new line of Sunday lives. Every Sunday evening the restaurant will host a dinner with a live concert. This week the performing artist is Quince. For more info click here.
When: November 17 at 19:00 / Where: 19 Rue Poquelin Molière, 33000 Bordeaux
Dîner Made in France
Domaine de Raba in Talence invites you for a “made in France” evening with a classic dinner accompanied by French chansons. If you want to discover fun places outside of Bordeaux’s center, Domaine de Raba is worth a visit. For more details about the French dinner click here.
When: November 16 / Where: 35 rue rémi belleau, 33400 Talence
Argentina, Terres de contrastes – exhibition
Several times a year the Cite du Vin puts one country under the spotlight and dedicates an exhibition to honor its wine and gastronomic heritage. This time the chosen country is Argentina, to which Cite du Vin dedicated its current temporary exhibition, Argentina, Terres de Contrastes. The exhibition takes you through a journey in six wine regions in Argentina, exploring their history, gastronomy and culture in an interactive way. The exhibition will be presented until November 17. For more info click here.
When: Until November 17 / Where: Esplanade de Pontac, 134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux
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