The festival takes place every 2 years along the Garonne river. For 9 days the Bordeaux harbour will be swarming with experienced yachtsmen and sailing enthusiasts for one of the world’s greatest yacht races: the “Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard Cachemire”. This is only the second time in the race’s history it will leave from the heart of a city.
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Where to stay
Cosy discretion at the 5-star Yndo Hotel
Nestling in Bordeaux’s lively historic and central quarter, this recently opened hotel offers a cosy intimate setting in a typical Bordeaux mansion. All 12 rooms at the Yndō were designed by owner Agnès Guiot Du Doignon, with references to art and design The offbeat Yndō spirit permeates all the rooms and indeed the entire hotel, with artists stealing the limelight in all sorts of ways.
Out and about in Aquitaine
Rickshaw tours in Arcachon, Cap Ferret and Bordeaux
Let the famous Thai Rickshaws take you on a guided tour around Arcachon, Cap Ferret and Bordeaux. The e-rickshaws fit up to 6 guests on an English guided tour of the city centre. These nifty small vehicles access sights where cars normally can’t access. The tours take place from April to October lasting around an hour.