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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Local Tip You'll find the workshop and another store for these fabulous treats in Léognan but the showcase extraordinaire for the sweet produce of Philippe Andrieu is the pink patisserie in Bordeaux, well situated...
Local Tip If you're driving, park in the Bourse Parking lot which is less than a 5 minute walk from La Raclette. For an original and delicious desert try the Fruit Tartiflette.
The first Valentine was written and sent by a priest on February 14, 269 AD to a prison guard’s daughter. It was signed simply, “Your...more »
While I know it shouldn’t, there’s something about wine tasting that intimidates me. No matter how many times I do it, I’ll never shake that feeling that no matter how long someone spends...more »
For those who have yet to experience France’s best kept secret, I’hexagone is about to get even more intriguing. Famed for the rugged coves...more »
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 »
Journees Europeennes du Patrimoine are held across Europe and Bordeaux celebrates by opening its historic doors to all. The 'Patrimoine Weekend' is one of the best ways to discover Bordeaux and the regions around. It is one of the most exciting cultural weekends of the year. Heritage spaces, parts of Museums and buildings normally closed to... more »
Celebrate a Nuit du Patrimoine in Saint Emillion and the Harvest Festival as the Saint Emilion Jurade proclaim the great wines of the area. Saint-Emilion celebrates its annual Heritage weekend that is a also a celebration to highlight restored ancient buildings and enjoy music and street performances. A spectacular fireworks display at 11... more »
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 »
"If at some point you don't ask yourself, 'What have I gotten myself into?' then you're not doing it right" - Roland Gau