What to do this long weekend in Bordeaux (November 8-11)

This weekend the Bacalan market is celebrating its two years anniversary so if you’re in town that’s a really cool event to go to. Monday is a day off so most places in the city will be closed and you’ll need a plan for that as well. One of the best events on Monday is the open doors at the Sauternes appellation. Even if you don’t like sweet wine, some of the chateaux are beautiful and worth a visit. You can also use this weekend to explore some foodie places with my new article about the best foodie streets in Bordeaux. If you want to see what other events are happening in Bordeaux in the next few weeks visit my article about events taking place in Bordeaux in November. Here’s the list of things to do this weekend in Bordeaux (November 8-11)

Bliss Yoga Festival

The Bliss Yoga festival will take place on November 8-10 in Darwin. The program of the festival includes 45 courses striving 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 such as workshops, different information stands, a well-being space, a children’s area, a photography exhibition, organic products and more. For more info check out the website of the festival and the facebook page of the event.

When: November 8-10 / Where: Darwin Ecosystème, 87 quai des Queyries

Open doors in the Chateaux of Sauternes et Barsac

Sauternes and Barsac are two wine areas (appellation d’origine contrôlée) famous for their sweet white wines. On November 9-11 many of the wine producers of Sauternes and Barsac will open their doors to the public and give you an opportunity to discover their estates and taste their wines. The program includes wine tastings, tours in the châteaux, gourmet food, concerts and activities for kids. You can find the full program with the list of chateaux here. Also, check out the event at the Maison Du Sauternes on November 9-11. 

When: November 9-11 / Where: Sauternes et Barsac– chose your chateau from the program

Halles de Bacalan – 2 years anniversary 

Halles de Bacalan invites you to celebrate their second anniversary with a super gourmand event on the weekend of November 8-10. This fun market is one of the best places for drinks with friends, especially on rainy weekends, so the event is guaranteed to be good. For more info check out the facebook page of the event.

marche de bacalan in Bordeaux
When: November 8-10 / Where: 10 esplanade de pontac, 33300 Bordeaux

Marché de Noël Japonais

This special Christmas market has become a tradition. Every year the Japanese restaurant Little Tokyo hosts a Japanese style Christmas celebration with workshops of origami, calligraphy and other beautiful Japanese traditions. This is one of the early Christmas markets, taking place on November 9-10. For more info click here

When: November 9-10 / Where: 21 allée de Megevie, 33170 Gradignan

Les Salons de l’etudiant

The annual student fair is taking place this Friday (November 9) at the Palais des Congrès. If you have any plans of studying in Bordeaux this is a great opportunity to get familiar with all the main academic institutions in the metropole. For more info click here

When: November 9 / Where: Palais des Congrès, 33300 Bordeaux

Salon International du Disque de Bordeaux

The salon of vinyl and cd records of Bordeaux will take place this weekend (November 9-10) at the Velodrome. It’s the 60th edition of this festival that brings together 80 exhibitors from France and abroad and proposes all genres of music: rock, pop, soul, jazz, punk, reggae and more. For more details click here.

When: November 9-10 / Where: Stadium Vélodrome de Bordeaux Lac, 33000 Bordeaux

Radio Éphémère de Quartier

Radio Éphémère de Quartier is a local open mic event taking place this weekend (November 8-9) at the Garage Moderne. The program includes concerts, a DJ set, a hip hop stage, activities for kids and tours in the Bacalan district. For more info click here

When: November 8-9 / Where: 1 rue des Etrangers, 33300 Bordeaux

Marché des Producteurs

On Saturday (November 9) 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 9 / Where: Darwin Caserne Niel / 87 quai des queyries, Bordeaux

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 10 at 19:00 / Where: 19 Rue Poquelin Molière, 33000 Bordeaux

Foire de la Saint Martin

Another fun place to visit on this long weekend is Duras. Foire de la Saint-Martin will take place there on November 11 with more than 250 exhibitors and stands of local gastronomy, clothing, cars, a big vide Grenier and more. For more info click here

When: November 11 / Where: the village of Duras

La Rochelle Swing festival 

If you were planning to go to La Rochelle in the near future, this is a good opportunity. La Rochelle swing festival will take place this weekend (November 8-11) at the Lentrepot-Cabaret. For more details click here.

 When: November 8-11 / Where: 3 Rue Augustin Fresnel, 17180 Perigny

Le Règne des Dinosaures  – an exhibition for kids

This is the last weekend (until November 11) of the big dinosaurs exhibition for kids, taking place at the Hippodrome Bordeaux-Le Bouscat. For more details click here

When: October 19 – November 11 / Where: 8 avenue de l’Hippodrome, 33110 Le Bouscat

Finally, if you are looking for a fun and delicious activity in Bordeaux, check out my food tours in which I’ll take you through a three hours journey in the culinary scene of the Southwest of France.

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 Bordeaux. To help you choose a place to stay in Bordeaux 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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