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 We like the quality and price point of these wines. They are affordable - 3.50 - 30 euros per bottle and award winning. At Le Chai au Quai you can sample both Left and Right Bank wines at one location and...
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 »
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 »
The Reggae Sun Ska Festival is a HUGE Reggae music festival taking place in the Aquitaine. Just 50 km from Bordeaux in Pauillac at the heart of the Medoc, this major Reggae festival is also a key event in France. Close to those spectacular beaches of the Cote d'Argent, the Reggae Sun Ska now celebrates 16 years of bringing together a... 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 »
The three Aquitaine regions of Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne and Gironde are celebrating their annual Medieval Heritage Festivals.Events and attractions include a falconry demonstration, music, comedy a fire show, a medieval market, games on ponies, and ballet on a wire. The plethora of events take place July through August at locations... more »
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