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18th May-17th Septem­ber ‘Sculpter Le Trait’ Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Ga­lerie des Beaux-arts

Georges Dorignac, (1879-1925), stud­ied at the Mu­nic­i­pal School of fine art in Bordeaux and then went on to pro­duce colour­ful paint­ings in­flu­enced by the im­pres­sion­ist and post-im­pres­sion­ists. He later be­came known for his strik­ing ‘noir’ por­traits in char­coal. www.musba-bordeaux.fr

20th-21st May Week-end des grands crus

Dis­cover the sub­tle uni­verse of Bordeaux’s Grand Crus with tast­ings of over 100 wines, pair­ing din­ners and ex­clu­sive wine tours. www.ugcb.net

25th-28th May BGF Bordeaux’s Geek Festival

Hoardes of young­sters dis­guised as char­ac­ters from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Star­wars de­scend on Bordeaux Lac’s

Parc des Ex­po­si­tions. www.geek-festival.fr

25th-28th May Fête de la Morue at Bè­gles

Dry­ing cod was a main­stay of Bordeaux’s econ­omy in the 19th Cen­tury. A cel­e­bra­tion of tra­di­tional cul­ture with street theatre.

26th May-4th June Bordeaux’s Fête Le Fleuve, 10th edi­tion

Cel­e­brate Bordeaux’s flu­vial her­itage at this week-long ex­trav­a­ganza. Boat trips are on of­fer to all, food stands and bar tents line the river, and con­certs and fire­work dis­plays kick off each night. This year for the sec­ond time, the pres­ti­gious solo-yacht­ing event, La Soli­taire Urgo

Le Fi­garo sets sail from the Port de La Lune. www.bor­deauxfete-le-fleuve.com

29th May-3rd June Festival En Bonne Voix, in Pes­sac

Show-cas­ing the tal­ents of the French-lan­guage mu­sic scene. At Parc Ra­zon. www.pes­sac.fr/ en-bonne-voix

PHOTO ERIC BOULOUMIE

10th Edi­tion of ‘Bordeaux Fête le fleuve’.

PHOTO STEPHANE LARTIGUE

Fête de la Morue in Bè­gles in the south of Bordeaux.

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