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Vineyards and heritage

Crédits photos : O. Boisseau



Gironde has festivals, sporting events and entertainment all year round based on its exceptional local produce and heritage : the Fattened Cattle procession in Bazas, the Bordeaux Wine Festival, the Harvest Celebration in Saint-Emilion… 


The ‘Gironde summer shows’ take place from June to September. Throughout the département there are many arts events where the accent is on history – including the re-enactment of the ‘Battle of Castillon ‘ that ended the Hundred Years’ War, and the Cinésites programme, which screens films at venues chosen for their historical value – as well as all other kinds of arts events : music, dance, cinema, street performances… In July, artists from all over the world come together in Langon for the « Les Nuits Atypiques » and August in Libourne is the turn of street performers in «Fest’Arts ». In Monségur, the « 24h swing » festival rocks the walls of the fortified town. For more information


Every year Gironde is the venue for a number of top international sports events : the Bordeaux showjumping event, the Lacanau-Pro, a surfing world cup qualifying event, the international cross-country running event at Gujan-Mestras and the Médoc marathon, the only one of its kind in the world with its party atmosphere and course that goes through over 50 of Médoc’s winegrowing châteaus.


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