4th June Solitaire du Figaro URGO
A flotilla of half-tonne yachts will set sail from the Porte de La Lune this June, as they did in 2013 and 2015. Competitors will then navigate to Gijon, in Spain, then on to Concarneau and finally, Dieppe. This is one of the world’s most challenging solo sailing races, and the unpredictable currents, and the mass of driftwood being carried upriver on the Garonne will make conditions even tougher for the competitors. www.lasolitaire-urgo.com
10th June Tutti
A participatory concert of 600 chorists in the auditorium of the Bordeaux Opera House. www.opera-bordeaux.com
15th June-27th August Daniel Firman ‘Something Strange Happened Here’ at the Submarine Base
The French sculptor working with plastic takes over this vast space. www.bordeaux.fr
18th June-1st July Les Epicuriales
A series of restaurants in tents pop up on The Allées de Tourny for this 2 weeklong gastronomic orgy.
Open from lunch to dinner non stop from 11 am to 1 am. www.epicuriales.com
29th June- 5th November Oh Couleurs!
At the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du design. An exhibition examining the concept of colour and the role it plays in the world of design. www.madd-bordeaux.fr
Green acid in ‘Oh couleurs!’
at the Madd.
During the Epicuriales on the allées de Tourny.