What to do in Bordeaux in September?

Published the 09/04/2019 in Useful Information

We have selected for you the best of Bordeaux for September.


not to miss


7th September - Pauillac

Run through the vineyards and prestigious wine chateaux of Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Saint-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 will be animated through several events: musical breaks, the sound of one of the 23 bands scattered over the course, wine tasting offered by the wine chateaux (23 wine tastings along the race), oysters (38th kilometer) or steaks (39th kilometer).

The event is held on a yearly basis, contact us directly if you wish to participate for the 2020 edition.


14th September - Place des Quinconces

Do not miss the fireworks on the 14th of September to celebrate the end of the summer.


21st, 22nd of September

The European Heritage Days are an opportunity to take a close look at years of creation as also expressed by the architecture of constructions, design and the visual arts.
Numerous places —including those normally closed to the public— are open to all (often offering guided tours): churches, castles, museums, banks, administrative centers, courthouses, chambers of commerce, city halls, private houses…

Do not miss this year the free guided visit of the Opera de Bordeaux, on Saturday 21st (reservation from the 10th of September).


Exhibitions & Festival


Until Septembre 22nd - Base sous marine, Bordeaux

As part of the cultural season Freedom! From the century of enlightenment to the Ocean Spirit, La base Sous-Marine presents a diptych exhibition about the sea and shores.

“Rivages”, the photographic exhibition by Harry Gruyaert, a pioneer of color photography at the Magnum agency, will dialogue with “Vertigo Sea”, the video installation by British-Ghanaian director John Akomfrah, evoking the report between man and sea in a postcolonial context.


From 5th to 8th of September - Darwin, Caserne Neil

Darwin Ocean Climax deploys an unconventional program for four days articluating concerts, debates, arts & culture, and board sports to live festival-goers – a unique experience full of emotions and constant mobilisation.

Facing the enormous challenge of climate change, a mass movement must reduce the usage of fossil fuels, protect the oceans, and express solidarity with those whose lives are already affected by the global imbalance : climate refugees.


About Wine


Until November 11th - Cité du Vin

You will be invited on a real journey across Argentina’s six main wine regions. Thanks to digital and immersive displays, the exhibition will offer a sensory and participative experience of Argentina’s nature in all its spectacular diversity.

At each stage of this adventure, icons from the six regions will relate the story of their wines, their gastronomy and their culture. You will be able to feel the differences in altitude, landscapes, climates, geographical conditions… The goal is to understand the multitude of combinations allowing Argentina to offer such a wide range of wines with their infinite variety of flavours. The legendary Malbec and Torrontès, another famous grape variety native to Argentina, will naturally take pride of place

Michel Chapoutier, the Rhone valley’s silversmith

September 25th - Cité du Vin

This encounter is a unique moment to hear from the great visionary, literature enthusiast and confirmed humanist Michel Chapoutier. As a dynamic and fervent advocate of terroir, he will tell us about his commitment to Rhône winemaking.


Harvest Season

Septembre means harvesting. Many Chateaux open their doors to visitors to discover all the secrets of one of the most important steps in winemaking. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would like information about organizing a unique experience in the vineyard contact@millesimeprive.com