Bordeaux Wine Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary

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Bordeaux Wine Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary

From June 14th until June 18th, Bordeaux will celebrate its wine tradition for the 20th time. These 4 days of celebration, tastings and concerts, will welcome 20 different sailing boats for the occasion. 


Indeed, yachting and sailing boats enthusiasts will particularly appreciate this year’s festival as both the Hermione frigate and sailing boats from the Tall Ships Regatta will be present in the city for the opening of the festival. You may visit the sailing ships, and enjoy this unique opportunity to hear about the exciting stories of the ships and their sailors.

 

During the festival, Bordeaux Walking Tours will offer exclusive 2-hour summer drop in tours in the afternoon from the 14th till the 17th at 2:00pm. Led by our accredited guides Léonor and Marion, the tour will start from the rostral columns at the end of Place des Quinconces, then will take you alongside the Tourny Allees followed by the Grand Théâtre, before ending on Place de la Bourse. To find your guides, search for the Bordeaux Walking Tours’ tote bags that the guides will be carrying with them! A tote bag from the company will be offered during each tour. As you will be told many stories and anecdotes, Bordeaux and its Wine Festival will no longer withhold any secrets from you !

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The Tall Ships are back

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The Tall Ships are back

Nearly three years after its first arrival in Bordeaux, the Hermione frigate is back for an exceptional last stopover at the Port of the Moon, from June 8th until June 14th, before sailing back to Rochefort.


Started on February 2nd from Rochefort, the trip was made possible thanks to the International Organisation of Francophonie who allowed more than 350 sailors to get on board for an unforgettable human and naval experience. 

 

 The Hermione frigate is the exact replica of the 1778 original sailing boat which embarked Lafayette towards the American colonies in 1780. The construction of the replica, started in 1997, elapsed a long seventeen years and thus was not finished until 2014. Therefore, the inhabitants of Bordeaux still remember with much emotion its first arrival in Bordeaux on August 20th, 2015. The Hermione will be accessible for tours from June 10th until June 14th, between Hangar 14 and Hangar 15.

 

 This period will also be perfect for yachting and sailing boats as Bordeaux will also welcome the Tall Ships Regatta at the Port of the Moon, on June 14th, for the Wine Festival/Fête du Vin of the city. 

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