A new bridge is to open (18 March 2013) in Bordeaux in Spring 2013. The Pont Chaban Delmas is a lifting bridge – i.e. the central section lifts to allow shipping to pass underneath(un pont levant)
With a capacity of 43,000 vehicles a day this should ease traffic on the existing Pont d’Aquitaine (E5/A630) which
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A great summer spectacle in Aquitaine is the re-enactment of the 15th Century Battle of Castillon between the French and English to the east of Bordeaux (33 Gironde, Aquitaine).
Performed on a natural arena encompassing 17 acres, within firing range of the original battle ground, 800 volunteers, including 500 actors and 50 horseback riders, re-enact the Battle of
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Combining wine and jazz in the attractive old town of St Emilion (33 Gironde, Aquitaine) sounds superb, when the St Emilion Jazz Festival hits town 18-21 July 2013.
Unlike much of the rest of Bordeaux, St Emilion is worth a visit to wander around the streets, enjoy the views, taste some wine and listen to
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As a special summer promotion Rail Europe is offering up to 80% off First Class train travel in France this summer – includes TGVs which is often the fastest between Paris and destinations in southern France including Nice, Marseille, Montpellier, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Book by 24 August 2012!
Take the train from Paris to Nice,
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The Médoc Marathon (Marathon du Médoc) takes place on 7 September 2013.
An opportunity to run a marathon amongst some of the most famous vineyards in the world! With lots of money raised for charity and many chateaux putting in teams, some in fancy dress, this promises to be a fun day (unless you are
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Bordeaux (33 Gironde, Aquitaine) holds its Carnaval des 2 rives (2 river banks) each year with the climax being on the last day (4 March 2012) with a grand procession. For 2011 the theme is the Outre-mers (overseas) – i.e the French overseas territories, featuring tumblers, burning effigies, big drums (Gwoka), clay men, red devils
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A new link in the French Autoroute system has been completed (December 2010) with the A65 Langon – Pau road now linking Bordeaux with the Pyrenees.
The new route starts east of Bordeaux at a new junction with the A62 – the Autoroute des Deux Mers which links Toulouse and Bordeaux - east of Langon
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Bordeaux (33 Gironde, Aquitaine) opens its Christmas Market on 23 November 2012 running through until 30 December 2012 – Allées de Tourny
The Christmas village of wooden chalets includes more than 100 small boutiques with artisans and products from throughout the region of Aquitaine. Local specialties include chocolate from Bayonne, armagnac, pear and prune spirits,
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The French Government has announced plans to extend the high speed train network beyond Bordeaux to connect to Agen, Toulouse and another line to Bayonne, Biarritz and the Spanish Border. This is in addition to a new line from Bordeaux north to Tours and the Loire Valley. However don’t get too excited just yet –
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Brittany Ferries will add Portsmouth-Bilbao to is list of ferry routes from 27 March 2011 – The twice weekly service will be in addition to the existing ferry services to Santander from Portsmouth and Plymouth and will be operated by mv Cap Finistère.
Although the destinations are on Spain’s north east coast they do offer
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