Bourg Gironde is a fascinating area in western France, in the fabulously scenic Dordogne-region, that features several events and festivals which take place throughout the year. These events are much awaited by residents and visitors alike. People often visit Bourg, keeping these events in mind.
Some of the events that will be held in 2017 and early 2018 are as follows:
Journee Medievale A Saint Macaire
This wonderful medieval festival is held in the town of Saint Macaire on 26th August 2017. It is a perfect setting for a festival as the town has been designated a heritage town owing to its imposing ramparts, elegant mansions and narrow winding streets.
The event includes street shows, exhibits and a medieval banquet f or both children and adults. Cultural events, activities for children and families, and a fiesta are other features of this festival.
Estuary Medieval Festival
The wonderfully evocative Estuary Medieval Festival will be held on the 2nd & 3rd September 2017. This is a grand festival that is held every two years in Bourg-sur-Gironde where the participants travel back to the medieval ages, to around 700 years ago, where there were kings, queens, lords, knights and castles.
The festival includes traditional trade workshops that teach you the art of working with metal, ropes, wicker, rope, wool and wood. The craft fair includes the art of making crafts of yesteryears. Several other activities like costume contests, pony rides, testing for courage, and where children become kings and queens, make the festival almost magical. You will be acquainted with 80 animations that will intoxicate your sense of sound, words, images, smell and tastes of a bygone era.
This year’s medieval festival and book fair will also be enjoyed by those who are hard of hearing by using the LSF.
There will be mediators who will accompany these people to the craft market, literary salon and the workshops helping them enjoy the festival. This is a novelty that has been added to the medieval festival this year.
This marathon will be held on the 9th of September 2017. For the last thirty years, thousands of athletes take part in the Medoc Marathon in a friendly environment.
For this occasion the runners come in fancy dresses running through vineyards discovering the wine appellations of Pauillac, Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien.
This year the Chateaux of Medoc will open its doors for the Marathon runners.
The Bordeaux Agora event, the 2017 Biennial of Architecture, Design and Town Planning, will be held between 15th and 25th September 2017.
This is a big event where cultural professionals, students and the general public participate on the theme “Metropolitan Landscapes”. Bas Smets, the event’s director, is the engineer and landscape architect of international fame. Agora takes you on a journey discovering the world through debates, exhibitions and new architectural projects in cities.
Opening Of The Maritime & Naval Museum
The Maritime and Naval Museum will be inaugurated in the Bassins a Flot in Bordeaux in 2018. The city will be able to bring forward its maritime history in a big way, both locally and internationally, with more focus shifting to the oceans in the future.
Bordeaux Metropole Marathon
This marathon is an annual event that will be held in 24th March 2018. The runners cross Bordeaux city and several towns in the Bordeaux metropolitan area.
The marathon crosses the Stone Bridge, St. Michael Basilica and the Cailhau Gateway with the runners and spectators enjoying the historical route. Along with being a sporting event, there is a festive spirit with various activities to be enjoyed en-route.
Bordeaux Wine Festival
This is an important four-day event in Europe featuring numerous activities and live performances on the wine route along the waterfront at Bordeaux.
The wine festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018 and will be held between 14th and 17th June 2018.
This year the festival will welcome the Biscay Tall Ships Regatta, the very famous maritime event.