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Bazas Festival of Beef

Bazas (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) celebrates the local tradition of fatted oxen (Fete des Boeufs Gras) on 8 February 2018 (see Gironde Tourisme)
Bazas was the location where Rick Stein discovered the difference between beef from steers/oxen rather than cows during his last series – Rick Stein’s French Odyssey
Every year they celebrate this high quality marbled beef which is best expressed as an “Entrecote” literally “between the sides” – a boneless steak of beef cut from the sirloin best cooked quickly – either grilled or fried.
Inevitably the French take great and understandable pride in their specialist local produce – so there will be a festival, a procession, music and a competition for the biggest and best beast.

 B&B Château Saint Vincent

B&B Château Saint Vincent

Should you happen to be in the area (between Bordeaux and Agen) then experience Bazas beef at is best at Le Bistrot St Jean in the Place de la Cathedrale.

B&Bs, self-catering and hotels in Bazas e.g. the B&B Château Saint Vincent, a 19th Century Chateau in Bazas

tgvsmallBy train TGV to Bordeaux then local connection

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