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City:Bordeaux

The Grand Wineries Tour Road Train of Saint Emilion

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The little road train proposes a 35 minutes commented visit of Saint Emilion and its surroundings. The tour includes a stop at the wine Château of Rochebelle for wine cellars visiting and wine tasting.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.visite-saint-emilion.com
eyecandyAddress:33330 Saint Emilion
eyecandyPhone:05 57 51 30 71

"Cathedra" Association Pipe Organ Concerts

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The concerts take place in Saint André Cathedral of Bordeaux.
Many concerts are entrance free.
For exact schedule check out the Cathedra.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.cathedra.fr
eyecandyAddress:Saint André Cathedral, Place Pey Berland, Bordeaux
eyecandyPhone:05 35 34 48 28

Discovery of Great Bordeaux Wineries

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Every day from April 1st to November 15th 2017 the Bordeaux Tourist Office organizes half day or full day tours of the great Bordeaux wineries.
Exact trip plan and price on their web site.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.bordeaux-tourisme.com
eyecandyAddress:12 cours du XXX Juillet, Bordeaux
eyecandyPhone:+33(0)5 56 00 66 24

Foie Gras and Wine Days at Loupiac

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Each year, for a whole weekend the town of Loupic, some 45km south east of Bordeaux, becomes an open wine and foie gras market, where each wine producer of Loupiac region associates with a foie gras producer from Landes department. Free tasting. Gala Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch.
Dates: November 26, 27 2016
eyecandyWeb Site:www.vins-loupiac.com
eyecandyAddress:33410 LOUPIAC, Gironde
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Margaux Saveurs (The Tastes of Margaux)

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Each year since 2009 the famous wine region of Margaux organizes on the third weekend of November the "Margaux Saveurs" event.
Dedicated to the discovery and tasting of its wines and regional products, this event unique in France features wine workshops, oenological tour of tastings, cooking classes, games and concerts. The workshops offered by the winemakers, culinary chefs and retailers are divided into 4 categories "explorers", "classic", "Epicureans" and finally "experts".
Prestigious wine chateaux like Giscours, Cantenac-Brown, Lascombes, Prieuré-Lichine, Rauzan-Gassies, Rauzan-Ségla open their doors and offer the visitor an insight of their wine making art.
Many activities are entrance free.
November 18,19 and 20 2016
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.margaux-saveurs.com
eyecandyAddress:Margaux, Gironde
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Patiras "Open House"

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Patiras is an 4.5km long 1km wide island in the Gironde Estuary in front of the town of Pauillac.
Its lighthouse, situated on the north-east tip, has guided ships for over 100 years. Today it has been acquired and restored by the Conservatoire du Littoral, and became a belvedere spot that offers a magnificent panorama of the Gironde estuary.
The Patiras "Open House" offers free tours of the island, only the boat-ride is paid.
The tours take place on May 1st and September 17th and November 1st 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:www.pauillac-medoc.com
eyecandyAddress:33250 PAUILLAC, Gironde
eyecandyPhone:+33 5 56 59 03 08

"Planete Bordeaux","Planete Cooking" and "Oenology Club"

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"Planete Bordeaux" is an institution dedicated to Bordeaux wines.
All year round it organizes numerous events surrounding the wine, wine tourism, wine tasting classes, wines and foods accord, wine making, etc .
For more information about "Planete Bordeaux" check out also Three easy ways to do Bordeaux wine tasting when lacking time!
eyecandyWeb Site:www.planete-bordeaux.fr
eyecandyAddress:RN 89 – Sortie 5 – 33750 BEYCHAC ET CAILLAU
eyecandyPhone: 05 57 97 19 38

Sauternes-Barsac Wineries Open House

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51 of the Sauternes-Barsac region's wine châteaux open their door for vineyards and wineries visits. Other animations include: wine tasting, art exhibitions etc.
Dates: November 12 and 13 2016
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-sauternes-graves.com
eyecandyAddress:Sauternes, Gironde
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"Bordeaux So Good" - Gastronomy Festival of Bordeaux

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"Festival de la Gastronomie et de l'art de vivire" third edition will take place in Bordeaux November 18th, 19th and 20th 2016.
Lots of food and wine related events!
eyecandyWeb Site:www.bordeauxsogood.com
eyecandyAddress:Bordeaux
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Wine School of Bordeaux

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All year round the Wine School of Bordeaux offers initiation or advanced courses for all those interested in the wines of Bordeaux.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.bordeaux.com/uk/wineschool
eyecandyAddress:3 cours du XXX Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux
eyecandyPhone:05 56 00 22 85

Bordeaux Museums

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Bordeaux has several entrance free museums (free with the exceptions of temporary exhibits). Among them the Aquitaine Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts, Ethnography Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Botanical Garden and the Customs National Museum that is free only the first Sunday of each month.
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