Hi all, hope you had an easy rentrée to school and work :). We have a super fun weekend this time, with wine tasting, street shows in Arcachon, a vintage market, and more. And don’t forget that the summer isn’t really over yet so you can still enjoy many of Bordeaux’s summer bars and check out some of Bordeaux’s best beaches. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (September 4-6).
Portes Ouvertes de l’Appellation Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
This weekend (September 5-6) the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation is hosting its annual open doors event. The chateaux of this small appellation welcome you to a weekend of guided tours, tastings, and wine-related activities. For all the details click here.
When: September 6 / Where: chateaux of Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
This Sunday (September 6) the Iboat is hosting a fun vintage market at its summer terrasse. The market will take place from 12:00 to 19:00. For more info click here.
When: September 5-6 / Where: Quai Armand Lalande Bassin à flot n°1 33300 Bordeaux
Vide Grenier in Gujan Mestras
A big vide grenier (the french version of a garage sale) will take place this Sunday (September 6) at lac de la Magdeleine in Gujan Mestras (Arcachon bay). For more info click here.
When: September 6 / Where: Lac de la Magdeleine, Chemin du Loup, 33470 Gujan-Mestras
Festival Teste à Têtes
Teste à Têtes festival, organized by the circus school Komonò Circus, will take place this weekend (Sept 4-6) in La Teste de Buch. For three days you can enjoy plenty of activities dedicated to street art and music concerts. For more details click here.
When: September 4-6 / Where: Different locations in La Teste de Buch, see the program
See a live concert
Enjoy the last weeks of live concerts at la Guinguette chez Alriq. This weekend you have the chance to enjoy the performances of the rock band Dätcha Mandala on Friday and the swing ensemble of Hot Swing Sextet on Saturday. See the full program here.
When: every weekend during September / Where: ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux
Festival Musical Écran
Festival Musical Écran is a very unique film festival all dedicated to documentaries about music. The festival will take place on September 6-13 in Cinéma Utopia. For the full program and all the details click here.
When: September 6-13 / Where: 5 Place Camille Jullian, 33000 Bordeaux
Free museums Sunday
Like in most cities in France, the first Sunday of the month is a free museum day. You have a free entrance to all the public museums and to most exhibitions. Check out my articles about the best museums of Bordeaux to get a sense of the art scene in the city.
Here are more ideas for free things you can do in Bordeaux.
Have a fun brunch at Eklo hotel
Every Sunday the new Eklo Hotel in the Bastide neighborhood hosts a yummy brunch at its hip restaurant. This brunch is perfect for families as they offer activities for kids 3-12 yo so you can eat quietly 🙂 For more info and registration click here.
When: until September 6 / Where: 10 rue de la Gare d’Orléans, Bordeaux
Les Vivres de l’Art
This summer Les Vivres de l’Art in Bacalan invites you to the 7ème Ciel exhibition hosting five different artists. For those who have never visited this fascinating place, Les vivres de l’art is an artistic association, holding cultural events, workshops, vintage sales, music festivals, exhibitions, and more. The expo is presented there until September 20, you can see all the details here.
If you want to discover more fun places to visit in the area check out my article about the Bacalan district in Bordeaux.
When: until September 20 / Where: 4 Rue Achard, 33300 Bordeaux
Costumes exhibition in the Opera of Bordeaux
A beautiful exhibition called “Plus que Parfait” is currently presented at the Opera of Bordeaux. The exhibition presents the incredible world of theater costumes and includes many items form shows that were previously played at the Opera. The exhibition will be presented until September 6 and is free for kids under 12yo. For more info and reservations click here.
When: until September 6 / Where: Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux
If you’re looking for more ideas for day trips in the Bordeaux region here are a few other articles you might want to read:
The best beaches around Bordeaux
Day trips around Bordeaux – wine, beaches and villages
10 day trips from Bordeaux by Public transport
A weekend in Medoc – Bordeaux wine tours
What to do and eat in Saint Emilion
You can also get plenty of tips on things to do in the Southwest of France via lost in Bordeaux’s social media accounts and email list, check them out here: