Looking for a good excuse to go to Bordeaux in May? If the wine isn’t reason enough, how about a couple of thematic events? There’s an event for every palate, whether it’s cultural, oenological, or sporty. Pick your theme and go. While you’re at it, add on the Bordeaux Prestige Tour May 11-16th or a mini package. See and be part of the some of the best Bordeaux has to offer.
Life is too short not to be part of the fun!
La Nuit des Musées (16th May 2009)
All Bordeaux’s museums will be open until 1am for one night only and entrance is free. La Nuit des Musées offers a chance to see the city’s finest temporary and permanent collections, many will be paired with concerts.
Grands Crus Wine Weekend (16th-17th May 2009)
This event consists of an exceptional weekend during which wine lovers will have the opportunity to taste wines from the leading Bordeaux appellations by joining a unique tasting of over 100 wines from the premier wineries of Bordeaux, poured and commented by the owners themself (or their direct representative).
Also, several châteaux will organize exclusive dinners on Saturday evening and Sunday will be open house at the châteaux to allow visitors the opportunity to discover the source of these great wines.
VTV (Velo Tout Vigne) Le Médocain (30th May 2009)
This bicycle race is held around Margaux and competitors cycle through châteaux properties that offer tastings and festivities. This event is the southern Médoc’s version of Pauillac’s Marathon, which is run through the vines. The race has three circuits between 25km and 75km, all departing from the town of Arsac.
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