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Discover the major annual events occurring in Bordeaux and its region

Bordeaux Métropole Marathon

This annual nocturnal marathon crosses through several towns of the Bordeaux metropolitan area as well as Bordeaux city centre listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Stone Bridge, the Cailhau Gateway, the St. Michael Basilica... both runners and spectators will enjoy an excellent route steeped in history. While a sporting event, the Marathon is also a festive and popular occasion with a circuit dotted with activities.

April

Grands Crus Weekend

For over 10 years, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux offers wine enthusiasts an exceptional weekend. In the heart of Bordeaux, visitors are invited to sample more than 120 great wines of Bordeaux while chatting with landowners and wine experts.

May

Bordeaux River Festival

Liners in stopover, river outings and shuttles, a swim across the river Garonne and regattas... plenty to dip your toe in at this splendid biennial. A popular festival during which the many visitors can savour the gastronomy and products of the river during the mild days of late spring.

June - odd years

Bordeaux Wine Festival

The leading wine tourism event in Europe, the biennial features a wine route, live performances and numerous activities along Bordeaux's waterfront.

June - even years

Un Violon sur le Sable

Un Violon sur le Sable is a key event of the tourist season in Royan, which takes place at La Grande Conche beach. This music festival is an opportunity for everybody to sit in the sand, facing the ocean, and take a chance to enjoy the most beautiful classical songs ever heard in this place.

July

Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival

The Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival is a key annual event for every fan of jazz / soul / funk. This musical event is also an opportunity to taste the great wines of Saint-Emilion and sample the numerous specialties of the region.

July

Libourne Fest’arts Street Art Festival

Dedicated to street arts, this annual event puts the spotlight on street theatre, circus, dance, theatre, magic and music. Tens of thousands of spectators arrive from throughout the region to attend the performances provided by thirty artistic companies.

August

Estuary Medieval Festival

The Estuary «Médiévales» is a grand festival where visitors travel back to the Middle Ages. Held every two years in Bourg-sur-Gironde, the festival hosts craft fair, traditional trade workshops and many other activities throughout the city.

September - odd years

Medoc Marathon

Every October for over thirty years, thousands of athletes participate in the Médoc Marathon in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The runners, in fancy dress for the occasion, run through the vineyards and discover the famous wine appellations of Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Haut-Médoc.

October