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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