Bordeaux J'Adore

Calendar,

- CLARE O’HAGAN

To do list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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 ERIC BOULOUMIE 10th Edition of ‘Bordeaux Fête le fleuve’.
 ?? PHOTO STEPHANE LARTIGUE ?? Fête de la Morue in Bègles in the south of Bordeaux.
PHOTO STEPHANE LARTIGUE Fête de la Morue in Bègles in the south of Bordeaux.
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