|Good morning, good afternoon, good evening (depending on what side of the globe you are)...|
|and Happy Halloween and Happy All Saints Day!!!|
... and some of November month's events (the list does not include the year round activities)
"Flamme de l'armagnac"
From the end of October to the around the end of January is the period of distillation of the Armagnac.
During this time many Armaganc producers hold open houses, and the towns of the Armagnac producing region of Gers deparment organize events that include Armagnac tasting, medieval festivals, cooking with Armagnac démonstrations, etc.
Many events are free.
Madiran Wineries Open House
During two days, thirty winegrowers of Gers' "Madiran" appellation area open their doors to share their passion for wine making.
Animations include not only free wine tasting but also tours, concerts, lectures.
The event takes place in the town of Maumusson-Laguian in the South west part of Gers department.
Dates: November 15th, 16th 2014
The Grand Wineries Tour Road Train of Saint Emilion
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.
Address: BP 73 33330 Saint Emilion
Phone: 05 57 51 30 71
Vintage Cars Gathering
Takes place October 5, November 2 and December 7 2014 on the Hémicycle des Quinconces in the center of Bordeaux from 9am to 6 pm.
Le Bateau Mouche de Bordeaux
Commented estuary cruises along the "Port de la Lune" of Bordeaux.
Departing from the quay in front of Cailhau Gateway each Saturday and Sunday of October and November 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 2014.
Phone: 05 56 49 36 88
Foie Gras and Wine Days at Loupiac
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 29, 30 2014
Address: 33410 LOUPIAC, Gironde
Margaux Saveurs (The Tastes of Margaux)
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.
Address: Margaux, Gironde
"Planet Cooking" and "Oenology Club" at Planet Bordeaux
Numerous events surrounding the wine, wine tasting lessons, wines and gastonomy, wine making less known information etc.
Events take place once a month at Planet Bordeaux.
"Bordeaux So Good" - Gastronomy Festival of Bordeaux
"Festival de la Gastronomie et de l'art de vivire" first edition will take place in Bordeaux November 28, 29, 30 2014.
Lots of events centered on ...food and wine!
The performances by the Landes traditional "echassiers" take place in Dax several days throughout the year.
These are generally entrance free shows.
For exact date, time and location please go to the "Federation des Groupes Folkloriques Landais" web site printed bellow.
The Sarrat Park of Dax is listed as a "Remarcable Garden" by the French Ministry of Culture. It covers 3 ha and features French, botanical and English gardens.
Open only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Address: Rue du Sel Gemme, Dax
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