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Shopping the “belly of Bordeaux” with the ICB

Our “Moveable Feast” ICB gourmet and culinary group spent a morning at the Capucins market, traditionally known as the “belly of Bordeaux“: tasting, smelling and seeing so much beautiful food in what is fast becoming the “great eats” capital of France ! Shopping baskets and bags were full by lunchtime !...

ICB Walk on the Wild Side

The ICB Genial Ramblers walk in the “fond du bassin” of Arcachon met with great weather last week. Our first ramble of the springtime drew a good crowd a bit out of town to discover the beauty of the marshes near Audenge. Following the efforts: white wine and fresh oysters for all in a nearby fisherman’s...

ICB/BACI reception at the Mairie de Bordeaux

Many thanks to M. Alain Juppé et Mme Anne Brézillon at the Mairie de Bordeaux for their generous invitation to a coffee reception and visit to Bordeaux‘s beautiful Hôtel de Ville to celebrate the ICB‘s partnership with the Welcome Center for International Researchers at the University of Bordeaux (BACI).  ...






These upcoming ICB activities are open to everyone: come along and practice your English and French language skills with native speakers, make new friends and join in the fun that is the International Club of Bordeaux !

L’International Club of Bordeaux (ICB), organise chaque mois des activités ouvertes aux membres et aux non-membres qui souhaitent améliorer leur pratique de la langue anglaise ou française, partager de bons moments et se faire de nouveaux amis.


Tuesday, June 6th from 6:30 to 8:00pm

mardi 6 juin de 18h30 à 20 heures

ICB English/French Language Exchange at Paul’s Place


Practice your conversation skills in either language with native speakers every first Tuesday of the month at Paul’s Place, 76 rue Notre Dame in the Chartrons. A participation of 5 euros includes a beverage, nibbles and the 1 1/2-hour exchange. More info at

Retrouvez L’International Club of Bordeaux chaque mois chez Paul’s Place, 76 rue Notre Dame aux Chartrons, pour une soirée de conversation à bâtons rompus en français et en anglais selon la formule de “speed chatting”. La participation est de 5 euros par personne et inclus une consommation et des amuses gueules.  Pour plus d’informations :



Fridays, June 2nd and 16th from 10 to 11:30am

vendredis 2 et 16 juin de 10 heures à 11h30

ICB Coffee Break at Bradley’s Bookshop

Coffee break

Meet up with the ICB for coffee and a chat in English every 1st and 3rd Friday mornings of the month from 10 to 11:30am at Bradley’s Bookshop, 1 rue de la Merci (near the Utopia cinema) in Bordeaux center.

This activity is open to everyone as a means of sharing our friendship and wealth of knowledge about our international lifestyle in Bordeaux. There is a play area for little ones if you wish to bring them along and meet other parents.

Whether you are new to the region, looking to fit in and find new friends, or have been here a good while and wish to have a chat in English and exchange with other internationals, please stop by and join in the casual conversation.

No need to RSVP – we’ll be there ! More info at


Monday, June 19th at 2:20pm

lundi 19 juin à 14h20

 ICB Cinema Outing at Cinéma Utopia


In association with the Utopia cinema on the place Camille Julian in Bordeaux, the ICB organizes each month an original version English-language film with French subtitles. The Cinema Outing is open to all. If you are eager to practice your language skills in cinematic style, please come along! You pay only the price of your Utopia cinema ticket (4€00 per adult).

June’s film selection is “I am Not Your Negro,” a 2016 American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House”.  More info and reservations:

En partenariat avec le cinéma UTOPIA, place Camille Julian à Bordeaux, l’ICB propose chaque mois de visionner un film de qualité en version originale anglaise sous-titrée en français. Cette sortie cinéma ouverte à tous vous donnera l’opportunité de pratiquer la langue de votre choix avec des natifs dans une atmosphère amicale et décontractée. Vous ne payez que votre place de cinéma selon les tarifs en vigueur à l’UTOPIA (4€00 par adulte).

 Le film sélectionné pour le mois de juin est « I am Not Your Negro » un film documentaire améicain de Raoul Peck, d’après les textes de James Baldwin. Merci de nous contacter à pour tout renseignement et réservation.


Friday, June 30th from 7pm on…

vendredi 30 juin à partir de 19 heures…

ICB Brew Crew Cocktail Hour

at le Longin in Langon

Brew Crew

Meet up with the International Club of Bordeaux for a drink, and even a bite to eat, at a different pub or bar each month. On June 30th, you’ll find us on the terrace at le Longin, 10 rue Paul Langevin in Langon.

Cheers !



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