Exploring the Vineyards, Bordeaux, France
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Exploring the Vineyards

Bordeaux

Victor Hugo compared the beauty of Bordeaux to Versailles while the rest of us equate it to Paris without the stress, crowds, and expense. The ultimate pilgrimage for gastronomes and oenophiles.
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Château Grand Renouil at Château du Pavillon

Local Tip The red wine is excellent but try the white wine, a real value and find. Phone ahead for tastings or email Michel Ponty. (email info@vignoblesponty.com )

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Le Gabriel

Local Tip Enjoy a lunch on the sunny terrace and people watch over to the river and Water Mirror. Start with their amazing foie gras and carry on to savour one of the best lunches. Great place for a relaxed business...

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Fetes de Bayonne

Fetes de Bayonne

23 Jul - 27 Jul

This five day annual extravaganza summer festival, Fetes de Bayonne, happens in the town of Bayonne on the Cote de Basque near Biarritz. It is the largest festival in France. It's also the largest Basque event and for over 80 years this well supported popular event has attracted happy party goers from all over the world. Fetes de Bayonne... more »

Bordeaux Dancing on the Quais

Bordeaux Dancing on the Quais

23 Jul - 24 Aug

On the banks of the Garonne river, evening dancing outdoors on the Quais Louis XVII has become an annual and very successful Bordeaux summer event. Participate in this fun experience from July 16th to August 17th. Whether you are a novice or connoisseur of dancing this is a must event to check out. Dance the night away and enjoy... more »

Franco British Business Association

Franco British Business Association

24 Jul - 28 Apr

Monthly Meeting: last Tuesday of every month. You are cordially invited to attend the Franco-British Business Association the last Tuesday of every month at the Bellini Cafe on the Allees de Tourny from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for a glass of wine and conversation.The FBBA is a group of French, British and other international expats with an... more »

Basques Festivals

Basques Festivals

27 Jul - 26 Oct

In the Landes and Basque areas the “ferias” or festivals are from June to August. The festivals not to miss take place in Saint-Sever, Aire-sur-l’Adour, Hagetmau, Mont-de-Marsan and Dax. (Dax is France’s leading spa town.) And of course there are the famous Fêtes of Bayonne. What will you see? Bullfights, bodegas, races,... more »

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La Raclette

Featuring Raclette and Fondu meals, this cozy restaurant specializes in Savoy cheesy delights. For an authentic French meal with a hands on twist La Raclette creates a warm lasting culinary memory. more »

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Bordeaux Photos

Chateau Mirambeau

Chateau Mirambeau

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Dordogne Chateau

Dordogne Chateau

Strolling through the Water Mirror

Strolling through the Water Mirror

Place de la Victoire

Place de la Victoire

On the River Front

On the River Front

Bergerac

Bergerac

Jamming on a summer night

Jamming on a summer night

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