Bordeaux J'Adore - - ◆ —— Calendar —— ◆ -

1 Mé­doc Marathon, 9th Septem­ber

Dubbed ‘The Long­est Marathon in the World’ this odyssey across the vine­yards of the Me­doc is not forthe faint-hearted. Not only are run­ners obliged to in­dulge in fine foods and drink co­pi­ous amounts of fine wine, mak­ing 23 in­dul­gent pit-stops dur­ing the course of the race, but they do all this in cos­tume. Oh, and did I men­tion, there’s a late-night pasta-party and drink­ing ses­sion the night be­fore! Are they su­per­hu­man? www.marathon­dume­doc.com

2 The Ocean Cli­max Festival in Cenon, 8th-10th Septem­ber

A mu­sic festival mo­bil­is­ing against the degra­da­tion of the world’s oceans. Big crowds of up to 8000 will de­scend on Parc Palmer for 3 days of mu­sic and sport­ing dis­plays, plus the chance to en­gage with lead­ing NGOS and cli­mate change ac­tivists. This year’s line-up has still not been an­nounced, but last year Air and

De La Soul head­lined. Last year’s sport­ing spec­ta­cles in­cluded BMX and Bike-polo dis­plays!

Parc Palmer, Cenon www.ocean­cli­max.fr

3 Agora Bi­en­nale, Septem­ber 15th-25th

A cul­tural event ex­plor­ing Bordeaux’s am­bi­tious and multi-faceted ur­ban re­newal which be­gan in 1995. Tak­ing in ur­ban plan­ning and ar­chi­tec­ture, theatre, pho­tog­ra­phy and lit­er­a­ture, Agora is also a fo­rum for de­bate around ur­ban devel­op­ment.

Han­gar 14, 14, quai des Chartrons www.agorabor­deaux.fr

4 Rid­ing the ul­ti­mate wave - on a river! 22nd Septem­ber

In 2015, a youtube video of 77 surfers, kayak­ers and jet-skiers all rid­ing the same low, con­tin­u­ously rolling wave went vi­ral. A tidal bore or mas­caret, formed when a wide river, The Gironde splits off into two nar­rower rivers, the Garonne and the Dor­dogne. The bot­tle­neck, and the change­able tides on these rivers, cre­ates a wave which can be surfed for hours. Just up river from Bordeaux, be­tween Li­bourne and St. Par­don, surfers con­vene on a shal­low spot in the river to wait for the wave. Be­cause the change of the tide sets it in mo­tion, they can anticipate the ex­act sec­ond to hop onto their boards! This nat­u­ral phe­nom­e­non takes place ev­ery Spring and Au­tumn Equinox, the lat­ter falls on the 22nd Septem­ber. www.standupjour­nal.com


Mé­doc Marathon.

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