The Chateaux of Sauternes et Barsac will open their doors to the public this weekend so if you love sweet wine this weekend is a treat. If you prefer to stay in town there are plenty of other things to do like a yoga festival in Darwin, a craftsmen market in Chartrons, a piano festival, a World music festival and more.
Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in and around Bordeaux (November 9-11):
Open doors in the Chateaux of Sauternes et Barsac
Sauternes et Barsac are two wine areas (appellation d’origine contrôlée) famous for their sweet white wine. This weekend (November 10-11) 50 wine producers of Sauternes et Barsac invite you to an open door weekend, with a program that will include wine tastings, visits in the châteaux, gourmet food, concerts and activities for kids. Some of the participating châteaux are: Château La Tour Blanche, Château Coutet à Barsac, La Maison du Vigneron Sauternes, Château Suduiraut, Château de Rayne Vigneau, Château Caillou. You can see all the châteaux on the photo below.
When: November 10-11
Where:Sauternes et Barsac– chose your chateau from the program
BLISS YOGA Festival
The Bliss Yoga festival will take place this weekend (November 10-11) in Darwin. The program of the festival includes 30 courses that aim to make you discover different types of yoga no matter what level you are. Although yoga is the main event, there will be other activities like workshops, different information stands, a well being space, kids area, a photography exhibition, bio products and more. For more info check out the website of the festival and the facebook page of the event.
When: November 10-11
Where: Darwin Ecosystème, 87 quai des Queyries
Halles de Bacalan – 1 year anniversary
Halles de Bacalan invites you to celebrate their first anniversary with a super gourmand event on the weekend of November 9-11. This fun market is one of the best places for drinks with friends, especially on rainy weekends, so this event is guaranteed to be good. For more info check out the facebook page of the event.
When: November 9-11
Where: 10 esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux,
This is the 9th edition of the Festival L’esprit du Piano that will take place at the Auditorium of the Opera of Bordeaux on November 9-26. This magnificent festival hosts some important pianists like Chick Corea, Yefim Bronfman, Deszo Ranki and Bertrand Chamayou and others, some of whom will collaborate with the National Orchestra of Bordeaux and the choir of the Opera of Bordeaux. One of the biggest names to take the stage of the Auditorium is the Jazz legend, Abdullah Ibrahim. See the program of the festival here and info about the tickets here.
When: November 9-26
Where: Grand Théâtre, Place de la Comédie – 33 000 Bordeaux
Remembrance day ceremonies- November 11
This Sunday (November 11) is remembrance day in France and some events will take place in Floirac to commemorate the centenary of the armistice of the First World War. For more details click here.
When: November 11, 9:00-12:00
Where: Floirac, see the program
Centenaire de l’armistice de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale – Exhibition
This year is the centenary of the armistice of the First World War and as part of the commemoration the city will present an exhibition of different objects, posters and archives related to the war. The exhibition will be presented at the Town Hall in Floriac between November 6 and November 17 and in Espace Lucie Aubrac on November 11. For more info click here.
When: November 6-17
Where: 6 avenue Pasteur BP 110, 33270 Floirac
Jazz Festival in Caudéran
The second edition of the Jazz festival of Caudéran will take place on November 8-10. Three days with 6 concerts: Robin & the Woods, IepXtet – création musicale de Sébastien Iep Arruti, Lorenzo Naccarato trio, Itamar Borochov quartet, Saxtape and the Nicolas Folmer Horny Tonky experience. For more info about prices and the full program click here.
When: November 8-11
Where: La Pergola Theater, Rue Fernand Cazères, 33200 Bordeaux
Le salon Ob’Art (Objets de créateur) is a creators fair with a rich pedagogic program of activities, workshops and demonstrations. The aim of 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. The event will be dedicated to Japanese philosophy and craftsmanship. Le Salon Ob’Art will take place in Hangar 14 (Quai des Chartrons) on November 9-11. Entry is free for kids under 18 years old and 6 € for adults (free on the first day). For more info check out the website of the event.
When: November 9-11
Where: 173 Quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux
L’Arche de Noël – creators market
L’Arche de Noël is a creators market that will take place in the Chartrons neighborhood every weekend until Christmas (November 22-23 is the last event). Each week a group of local talented craftsmen and artists will present their original creations. This weekend (November 10-11) the stands will include jewelry, kids toys, textile, graphic design and more.
See more details here.
When: November 10-11
Where: 23 Rue Minvielle, 33000 Bordeaux
Festival Toutes Latitudes
Festival Toutes Latitudes is taking place this week (November 7-11) in Rocher de Palmer in Cenon. The festival celebrate diversity through world music with musicians from all the the world. The lineup includes the Malian singer Oumou Sangaré (the black Tina Turner), the Turkish guitarist Bilal Karaman, the Algerian band Babylone and more. To see the full program and buy tickets click here and for more info check out the facebook page of the event.
When: November 7-11
Where: 1 rue Aristide Briand, 33150 Cenon
Salon des Grandes Ecoles
The Salon of the “Grandes Ecoles” is an event where the most prestigious institutions in the French higher education come to present their schools to future students. The Salon will take place this Saturday (November 10) at the Palais des Congrès. The event includes conferences and meetings with representatives from the schools who will present you their academic programs. For more info click here.
When: November 10
Where: Espace Pluriel, Avenue Jean Gabriel Domergue, 33300 Bordeaux
Bordeaux Medoc Lyrique comtest
The finals of the International singing competition of the Opera of Bordeaux will take place this weekend (November 9-10) at the Opera. Some of the young singers are coming from the biggest opera houses and theaters in France and abroad such as Opéra de Zurich, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opéra national de Paris, Semperoper Dresde, Théâtre du Bolchoï and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. For more info and tickets click here.
When: November 9-10, at 20:00
Where: Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux
Mille et Une Bieres, the very cool beer boutique invites you this Friday (November 9) to a Delirium party. The program includes a DJ , tattoo sessions and a happy hour on some of the beers. See more details here.
When: November 9, from 17:00 to midnight
Where: 42 Rue Edmond Besse, 33300 Bordeaux,
The Fit Attitude is a sports event that takes place on Saturday every two weeks in Jardin Public. It’s a free fitness event and it’s open for all. The event will take place Saturday (November 10) at 11:00. See more details here.
When: November 10. 11:00
Where: place du Champ de Mars, 33000 Bordeaux,
Exposition 3/1 – Espace Saint-Rémi
La Spirale association invites you to a collective exhibition by three local artists: Magalie Darsouze (visual artist), Benjamin Monteil (engraver) and Chris Pillot (painter). The exhibition will be presented at the beautiful Espace Saint-Rémi on November 7-17. The entrance is free. See more info here.
When: November 7-17
Where: 4 rue Jouannet à Bordeaux
Douro, l’air de la terre au bord des eaux – Exhibition
La Cité du Vin is currently hosting its second temporary exhibition of the “Vignoble invité” (invited vineyard). This exhibition, called Douro, l’air de la terre au bord des eaux, will take you to the heart of the wine region Haut-Douro in Portugal. As with the permanent exhibition in La Cité du Vin this too will be accompanied by an experience of sounds and senses. For more info click here.
When: October 5- January 6. 2019
Where:1, esplanade de Pontac, Bordeaux, 33300
Salva Me exhibition
“Salva me” is the new exhibition of the Bordelais graphic designer Aymeric Giraudel. The exhibition combines photography and graphics and plays with the human body to express its beauty. The exhibition will be presented at the Les Vivres de l’Art until November 16. For more info click here.
When: until November 16
Where: 4 rue Achard, 33300 BORDEAUX
If you want to plan ahead check out my general list of things to in Bordeaux in November 2018.
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