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 The red wine is excellent but try the white wine, a real value and find. Phone ahead for tastings or email Michel Ponty. (email firstname.lastname@example.org )
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...
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life" - Jack Kerouac