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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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La Raclette

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.

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Le Chai au Quai

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...

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Ice Skating Outdoors at Pey Berland -Bordeaux

Ice Skating Outdoors at Pey Berland -Bordeaux

24 Nov - 2 Jan

At Place Pey Berland the 9th annual outdoor ice skating rink is ready for holiday fun! There are two rinks, a maze and track rink for adults and the "Garden Ice" area for children under 8 years. Don't have skates? No problem. Rentals skates of all sizes available. Enjoy skating everyday from 10:00 -22:00 until January 2nd at Place... more »

Franco British Business Association

Franco British Business Association

24 Nov - 28 Aug

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 »

La Rochelle Marathon

La Rochelle Marathon

28 Nov - 30 Nov

The La Rochelle Marathon weekend is a well organized event and highlights a great run around the historic port of La Rochelle. The city is filled with excellent restaurants and hotels catering to the running crowd. Here's an opportunity for an action getaway holiday weekend, November 28 to 30, in a beautiful location! Actual marathon... more »

Bordeaux Christmas Market  - Allees de Tourny

Bordeaux Christmas Market - Allees de Tourny

29 Nov - 28 Dec

Don't miss the Gironde's largest and Bordeaux's best Christmas market at Allee de Tourny. Discover those special gifts for all the family. Celebrating 17 years of success, this festive market has become a holiday tradition in the region of Bordeaux with over 150 exhibitors displaying original crafts, gourmet delicacies and unique gift ideas... 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

Cahors Pont Vilentre

Cahors Pont Vilentre

Bordeau Center

Bordeau Center

Bordeaux Water Mirror

Bordeaux Water Mirror

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Chateau Mirambeau

Chateau Mirambeau

Best Surfing Beaches on the Cote d'Argent

Best Surfing Beaches on the Cote d'Argent

Strolling through the Water Mirror

Strolling through the Water Mirror

Arcachon

Arcachon

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