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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

Cap Ferret Marathon

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The runners are encouraged at different stages of the course by music, dancers etc. Date: October 23th, 2016
eyecandyWeb Site:www.marathon-des-villages.com/marathondesvillages/index.php
eyecandyAddress:Cap-Ferret, Gironde
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Saint Emilion "Les Montgolfiades"

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A gathering of 15 hot air balloons will take off with their passengers and fly over the medieval city, the vineyards, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.
Dates: October 14th to 16th 2016
Reservation of a hot air balloon trip mandatory.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com/fr/7-agenda/1012-rassemblement-de-montgolfieres-a-saint-emilion.html
eyecandyAddress:Saint Emilion, Gironde
eyecandyPhone:06 40 63 25 91

"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

Saint Emilion Semi-Marathon

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Every year on the second Sunday of October Saint Emilion and its surrounding villages ("satellites") organize the "Half Marathon of the Satellites of Saint Emilion".
Starting from 2012 the organizers have added the 5km course accessible to everyone.
Like in any self-respecting marathon the runners are encouraged to drink, all along the way, in order to avoid dehydration - only here they are not served water but wine!
The prize for the marathon winner is of course a case of Saint Emilion "grand-cru" bottles.
A medical certificate (released even from a different country) is necessary for the participation in the marathon.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.semimarathon-sat-st-emilion.com/index.htm
eyecandyAddress:Saint Emilion - Montagne
eyecandyPhone:05 57 57 99 63

Graves Wineries Open House

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Each year in October, since 1996, the wine producers of Graves region of Bordeaux hold their "Open House". The event gives the visitors the opportunity to know the wine chateaux of Graves region, south east of Bordeaux.
Dates October 15th, 16th 2016
eyecandyWeb Site:www.bordeaux.com/be-fr/rendez-vous/a-bordeaux
eyecandyAddress:Podensac, France (some 40km south east of 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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