My brocante loving readers will be very happy to know that the big brocante of Bordeaux (Brocante des Quinconces) starts this Friday. If antiques is not your thing, there’s a huge variety of other events such as the literature, the history and the zero waste festivals along with the open doors of the Bordeaux galleries, all happening this weekend in and around Bordeaux. We start feeling the Christmas spirit with a few creators markets opening up allowing you to start looking for Christmas gifts. Keep an eye on the blog in the next few days as I am about to publish a little guide to Christmas markets in our region. If you need some lighter weekend plans in Bordeaux there are some wine, food and music related events as well :). This is the list of things to do this weekend in the Bordeaux area (November 23-25):
Brocante des Quinconces
The big brocante of Bordeaux is hosted twice a year at place des Quinconces with 200 antique dealers, horticulturists, restaurants and craftsmen. This fall edition of the brocante will take place from November 23 to December 9. Although it’s quite upscale, you can find some fine antiques and vintage pieces at a bargain price. For more info and the list of exhibitors check out the website of the event.
When: November 23- December 9
Where: Place des Quinconces
Festival Zéro Déchets Zéro Gaspi (ZZ)
Festival ZZ is a an event that aims to make you reflect on the changes you can make in your life to reduce your waste to the minimum level. Although the topic is serious, the event has a very fun and festive atmosphere: workshops, games, concerts, exhibitions, a fashion show, drones demonstrations, cooking competitions and more. This event is both fun and important for kids and adults. Festival ZZ will take place at at Hangar 14 (Quai des Chartrons) on November 23-24.
When: November 23-24
Where: 173 Quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux,
Bordeaux galleries weekend
This weekend (November 23-25), 13 galleries in Bordeaux will open their doors to the public and present the best contemporary art Bordeaux has to offer. The artists come from a variety of disciplines which will allow you to explore new forms of art. You can see the map of all the participating galleries here. For more info about the event, click here.
When: November 23-25, from 14:00 to 19:00
Where: see the map here.
International History films festival
The theme of the 29th edition of the Festival international du film d’histoire of Pessac, taking place November 19-26 is “1918-1939 La drôle de paix” (the funny peace). The rich program of the festival includes debates and lectures with several historians as guests and screenings of more than a 100 movies, from classics to works of heritage, rare or unpublished films, previews, fiction and documentaries. For more info and the full program click here and for ticket prices click here.
When: November 19-26
Where: several venues in Pessac center – check out the end of the program
les Journées Gourmandes Loupiac & Foie Gras
In the last twenty years Loupiac has been hosting the Loupiac & Foie Gras event that allows people to get familiar with the sweet wines of Loupaic and meet the farmers of the department and taste their gourmet production. On the 21st edition of the festival, that will take place on November 24-25, 18 chateaux will open their door to the public and will offer plenty of activities such as workshops, guided tours, tastings, exhibitions and more. On Saturday evening a big gourmet cocktail event will be hosted by two chefs, Christophe Girardot (a Michelin star chef) and Solenn Lemonnier,
for reservations contact: 0556626271/ [email protected] . For more details about the festival click here and here.
When: November 24-25
Where: Different chateaux in Loupiac-De-Cadilla
Lettres du monde
The literature festival, Lettres du monde, is taking place on November 16-25 with lectures and debates in different venues across Bordeaux Metropole. Events will take place in libraries, schools, book stores, cinemas and others.
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, from Yemen, Syria, Spain, Haiti and more. For the full program click here and for more details here.
When: November 16-25
Where: Different places in Bordeaux – check the program
Emmaüs Salon in Darwin
This weekend (November 24-25) Darwin invites you to the 7th edition of the Emmaüs salon. Emmaüs is an international solidarity movement that has a big second hand store in Darwin. For more info click here.
When: November 24-25, from 10:00 to 18:00
Where: 87 quai des Queyries, 33100 Bordeaux,
Kaléidoscope – Street art exhibition
One of my favorite art venues in Bordeaux, l’Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez has finally opened a new street art exhibition. The Kaléidoscope exhibition is all about feminine art, hosting nine female street artists to present their works in a genre that is usually considered more masculine. The exhibition will be presented until February 17. For more info click here .
When: until February 17
Where: 16 rue de Tivoli, 33000 Bordeaux
Every winter more than 50,000 gees find refuge in the Arcachon area. The gees festival (Festival de la Bernache), taking place on November 17- 25, gives you a unique opportunity to discover this species in a festive atmosphere. In the program: boat trips, guided tours, conferences, concerts, workshops on comics creation, photo exhibition and more. The activities of the festival will be held in different places on the Bassin, among them: Gujan-Mestras, Andernos-les-Bains, Arès, Lanton, Arcachon, La Teste-de-Buch and more. Don’t forget to reserve a spot for the different activities here. For more info click here.
When: November 17-25
Where: Different places on the Bassin d’Arcachon
L’Arche de Noël – creators market
L’Arche de Noël is a creators market taking place in the Chartrons neighborhood every weekend until Christmas (December 22-23 is the last event). Each week a group of local talented craftsmen and artists will present their original creations. This weekend (November 24-25) the stands will include jewelry, kids toys and clothes, textiles, bags and more.
See more details here.
When: November 24-25
Where: 23 Rue Minvielle, 33000 Bordeaux
Salon de la Création
The Salon de la Création with 50 creative exhibitors will take place this weekend (November 23-25) in l’Emritage-Compostelle in le Bouscat. A perfect event for early Christmas gifts shopping. For more info click here.
When: November 23-25
Where: l’Emritage-Compostelle, 10 rue Bertrand Hauret, 33110 Le Bouscat
Foire Sainte-Catherine de Podensac
The Sainte-Catherine fair has become a tradition in the small town of Podensac. This Sunday (November 25) Podnsac invites you to celebrate with them at an event full of stands, great food, msuic and activities for kids. For more info click here.
When: November 25
Where: the center of Podensac
Marché des producteurs au Château Fombrauge
Château Fombrauge invites you to its first local products market that will take place this Saturday (November 24). The event includes meetings with local producers, tastings and a guided visit in the chateau. The event is free but registration is requited for the guided tour (05 57 26 38 34). For more info about the participating stands click here.
When: November 23 (9:00-14:00)
Where: 1 Fombrauge, 33330 Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes
Jazz weekends at the Caillou
This is the last month of the Fall program at the Caillou Jazz bar in Jardin Botanique where different musicians and groups take the stage every weekend. This weekend Roger Biwandu will perform on both Friday (November 23) and Saturday (November 24).
When: Noevmber 23-24
Where: Le Caillou du Jardin Botanique, Esplanade Linné, 33000 Bordeaux
A swing concert and party will take place this Friday (November 23) at the Quartier Libre club in Saint Michel. It’ll start with a swing lesson at 20:00 and will continue with a concert of Confit de Swing. The entry is free and a chic outfit is obligatory :). For more info click here.
When: November 23, at 20:00
Where:30 rue des Vignes, 33800 Bordeaux
Perry Gordon au Café Brun
The American Jazz musician, Perry Gordon, accompanied by his group, will perform in Café Brun this Sunday (November 25) at 18:00. For more details click here.
When: November 25 at 18:00
Where: 45 Rue Saint-Rémi, 33000 Bordeaux,
That’s it for this week! Hope there’s enough events on this list to fill your weekend with plenty of interesting stuff! If you have other suggestions and events you know about, please write a comment below! And I’d really be happy if you share this post with your friends on social media 🙂
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