Bordeaux

With just a few months to go until it opens to the public in June 2016, La Cité du Vin has unveiled its new identity. It was more than a change of name that was revealed at the evening organised on 26 October at Bordeaux City Hall for financial backers, patrons, partners and all those who have been close to the project since 2009: an eye-catching signature, a logo and the graphic design to go with the new name.

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Domaine de Grange Neuve

Set in the heart of the Périgord region, Domaine de Grange Neuve offers its guests the opportunity to experience the life of a “vigneron” by staying in a charming cottage which is none other than the manor house of the owners! Large families and groups of friends will appreciate this 450m2 house on 2 levels overlooking the hilly countryside. Among the leisure activities available, guests can enjoy the heated swimming pool, the billiards, fishing excursions on the lake and, needless to say, a guided tour with a personalised tasting of the domain’s precious nectar.

Château Carbonnieux

~~The remarkable architecture of Château Carbonnieux is the hallmark of one of the largest and oldest vineyards of the Bordeaux region. Founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine monks of Sainte-Croix Abbey, the estate, located on a high point of Léognan, overlooks the 95-hectare vineyard with its four large towers. Its Perigord-style architecture, quite rare in this region, hides a splendid courtyard in the heart of its fortified walls. Some personalities have left their mark here… Visitors are invited to trace the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson…

September 25, 2015

The 15th International Symposium on Fireworks, and only for professionals, will take place in Bordeaux from 20 to 25 September 2015. On this occasion, fireworks will be fired in the Bordeaux region in the highest places of French monarchy history. A pyro-musical show closing will be drawn at Bordeaux across the Garonne, Friday, September 25.

September 12, 2015

The Médoc Marathon #31 gathers every year more than 9000 registered. These athletes are also strong supporters of wine and festivities that are associated with their tasting.

The tour runs through the vineyards and prestigious wine chateaux of Pauillac, St-Julien, St Estèphe, Médoc and Haut-Médoc appellation, with start and finish in Pauillac.

This internationally known marathon is famous for the festive atmosphere that prevails there. 90% of marathoners run disguised indeed. The race was interrupted by several events: musical breaks the sound of one of the 23 bands scattered over the course, wine appreciation offered by the wine chateaux (23 wine tastings along the race), oysters (38th kilometer) or steaks (39th kilometer).

For organising this unusual musical event, 2800 volunteers are mobilized. The Médoc Marathon is organized by an association of volunteers, as a professional event, since its inception.

Further information and videos: Medoc Marathon

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