What not to miss in and around Bordeaux and the South West of France in 2022 ?

Published the 01/11/2022 in Useful Information

In 2022, Bordeaux fête le vin, now called Bordeaux Wine Week, is back, as well as the Marathon du Médoc.

Want to come to the region to attend a particular event? We give you the list of everything that happens in 2022 month by month, you just have to make your selection!

Bassin des Lumières Bordeaux 2022


Salon des Antiquaires et de l'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux

For people in search of objects and works of art, the Bordeaux Antiques and Contemporary Art Fair is not to be missed! 

Festival Trente Trente Bordeaux

This unique festival puts forward creations that are both eclectic and demanding, thus promoting the richness and particularity of the new local, national and international scene. Dance, theater, music, circus, puppets... always with audacity and impertinence as a common thread, Trente Trente presents short, offbeat and hybrid shows created by artists from different backgrounds.


Les Bassins des Lumières

Located in the cells of the Bordeaux submarine base, the museum presents digital and immersive exhibitions. From February 11, 2022, two new immersive exhibitions "Venice the Serenissima" for a journey through the city of Venice and "Sorolla" Spanish painter of the twentieth century for a stroll by the sea. 

Jumping international de Bordeaux

The not-to-be-missed event for equestrian sports enthusiasts is back from February 3 to 6, 2022! Live a moment rich in meetings, sharing and discoveries at the Horse Show of Bordeaux. Great animations and lots of surprises for young and old are waiting for you!

 Fête des Boeufs Gras de Bazas

The Bazadaise breed is the pride of the region with its renowned gastronomy. Since 1283, every Thursday before Mardi Gras, that is to say this year on February 24, 2022, the city of Bazas hosts the famous "Festival of the Fat Oxen" during which the most beautiful specimens of the Bazadaise breed are presented. Adorned with ribbons and flowered crowns, the oxen parade to the sound of fifes and drums in the streets of the city, before being judged by experts. The day ends with a banquet where you can taste this famous marbled meat.



Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants de Bordeaux

Wine lovers, Bordeaux welcomes for its 23rd edition the Bordeaux Independent Winegrowers' Wine Show. This spring meeting has become over the years an event awaited by visitors and independent producers to discover, share, taste ... and make or complete his cellar!

Le carnaval des Deux rives

Created in 1996 on the initiative of the city of Bordeaux and local associations, the Carnaval des 2 Rives is a modern festival taking up some essential elements of the carnival traditions, namely the disguises, the floats and the parades.


Fête du jambon de Bayonne 

The Bayonne ham fair has been held in Bayonne since 1462. Every year, the competition for the best ham is organized. It is an opportunity to meet local producers in the streets of Bayonne in a joyful and friendly atmosphere. We know how to party in Bayonne!

L'escale du livre - Book fair

45,000 people flock to Bordeaux each year to participate in one of the region's biggest literary events: the Escale du Livre. A true ode to contemporary French novels, this event has become a cult for the public to discover emerging authors that are not to be missed.

Foire à la brocante

Twice a year, in Spring and Autumn, the Foire à la Brocante et Antiquités des Quinconces de Bordeaux is the rendezvous of "chineurs". Many exhibitors offer a wide range of furniture and objects, from the most ancient times to the most DESIGN and thus satisfy a large number of visitors. They come to find all the ideas, classic or unusual for their interior or the garden ...


Foire Internationale de Bordeaux 2022

The Foire Internationale de Bordeaux is one of the most important events of the year in Gironde. Every year, more than 200 000 people walk through the fair's alleys in search of their happiness. Exhibitors, animations, dates... We tell you everything about the Foire Internationale de Bordeaux!

Tennis Bordeaux - BNP Paribas Primrose (Edition de mai 2021 annulée et reportée à mai 2022)

The 13th edition of the BNP Paribas Primrose will take place from May 11 to 17, organized jointly by the event communication agency Côte Ouest and the Villa Primrose. The BNP Paribas Primrose is a major sporting event in the region, and every year it plays its role in discovering future world tennis talent, while leaving the door open to former champions who want to get back on track.


Bordeaux Wine Week

In 2022, Bordeaux will host for the first time Bordeaux Wine Week, a totally new collective mobilization of the wine world and local institutions, initiated by the CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Trade Council), the OTCBM (Bordeaux Metropolitan Tourism and Convention Bureau) and Vinexposium. More information in the coming months. 

Les Epicuriales

The Epicuriales will happen this year, but the location for this 2022 edition has yet to be found! An ephemeral village has been built especially for the occasion in order to welcome about thirty restaurants, known and recognized Chefs, who have come especially for the pleasure of the taste buds. Are you a lover of good food? Do not hesitate, there is something for everyone!


Les Francofolies de La Rochelle 

This great summer event is held on the old port of La Rochelle. An eclectic program for all tastes on the bill for this 37th edition. On the program 5 days and 5 nights of music with a great selection of french and international artists. 



Harvest season

The harvest is the culmination of the winegrower's work, the fruit of a whole year's work and marks the beginning of the transformation of the grapes into wine. During the harvest, curious and passionate people are welcome in the vineyards. Several wine châteaux open their doors to you for a unique experience.

10 septembre 2022 - Marathon de Medoc

Come and discover the most festive of marathons and encourage these great sportsmen and women in disguise as they set off from the quays of Pauillac. It is in a friendly atmosphere that the runners go through the Médoc vineyards.
As the kilometers go by, the doors of the greatest domains of the appellations of Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Haut Médoc and Saint-Estèphe open up to them.


Début de la Flamme de l'Armagnac

From the end of October to the end of January, the Flame of Armagnac is lit every year: it is the time of distillation, a particular period which does not encourage, despite the winter cold, to withdraw at home, but on the contrary the producers, the villages and the places of accommodation compete of ideas to make share with their close relations and the visitors of passage these days of festival.


 Marathon de Cognac

Come and spend a festive and convivial moment to celebrate the anniversary of the Cognac marathon this year on November 12, 2022 ! It is also the occasion to discover the festive race. You will cross the vineyards, the ageing cellars and the essential sites of our heritage while following the banks of the river Charente. Without forgetting the gastronomic refreshments and animations all along the route.

Journée Loupiac et foie gras

The "Journées Gourmandes Loupiac et Foie Gras" are an unmissable event for thousands of gourmets from Aquitaine. The participating properties will offer free tastings of Loupiac wines and Landes farm products, but also workshops, demonstrations, sale of sweet wines and Landes delicacies, walks, exhibitions etc...


Marché de Noël

The opportunity for Bordeaux residents and visitors to enjoy the magic of the holiday season by sharing a friendly moment with friends or family.

Marchés au truffes de Dordogne

To get fresh truffles, go to the controlled truffle markets of the Périgord. From December to February, the black diamond fills the wicker baskets of the truffle growers who come to sell their production.

 If you want to know more about what there is to do through the seasons in Bordeaux and Nouvelle-Aquitaine, do not hesitate to  download  our guide of what are the best activities not to miss through the seasons by subscribing to our newsletter. 

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