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ICB Joins in the Mascaret Fun

With a tidal coefficient of a whopping 99, the famous Mascaret made an impressive appearance in the village of Saint Pardon, where the ICB gathered to watch the festivities and have some September fun!  ...

Sailing away with the ICB

A summertime cruise in Bordeaux‘s beautiful Port de la Lune with an unlimited Basque buffet : what more to ask for? The International Club of Bordeaux enjoyed it all aboard the Marco Polo this...

Curry Night with the ICB!

Our first summer Curry Night with the ICB Brew Crew gang was a huge success last Friday: starting with a cold beer at the Houses of Parlement Pub and finishing with a spicy curry on a hot summer’s evening in Bordeaux. We’ll be back with this activity...

ICB and les Grands Crus Musicales

Each summer, the ICB chooses from the list of excellent concerts presented at some of the region’s most prestigious wine properties by “les Grands Crus Musicales”. Classical music and fine wines are at the top of the program every time! This year’s selection: a piano concert at the beautiful Domaine du Chevalier in Léognan. Summer in the city of Bordeaux is a very fine...

Lunch on the Garonne with the ICB

By way of a mini-cruise in Bordeaux‘s Bat3 boat taxi, the ICB lunch crowd enjoyed another excellent meal on the other side of the Port de la Lune at “Les Gondoles” in Vieux Lormont. At a table on the shaded terrace, under the Pont d’Aquitaine, we hailed the arrival of a private yacht and watched the new bridge rise to let her through: a little vacation for the day, right here at...

An ICB ramble along the riverside

Perfect weather and wonderful company combined for a fine summer walk along the ancient “chemin de halage” on the Dordogne river, followed by lunch in a traditional guinguette. Even the ICB pups were invited!

Cheers from the ICB Brew Crew!

More good times at this month’s Brew Crew gathering when the gang went out of town to the Longin Bar in Langon. Don’t miss the summer Brew Crew Curry Night in central Bordeaux on July 28th! Cool...

ICB at the Chai au Quai & Château Franc la Fleur

Our garden-loving members also happen to love wine (is that why we live in Bordeaux?). May’s ICB “Flower Power” outing made the best of both worlds with a morning visit to the Chai au Quai in Castillon la Bataille for a bit of fascinating history, a tour of the beautifully renovated building and… a wine tasting! After lunch on the banks of the Dordogne River, it was garden time at Château Franc la Fleur in St. Magne de Castillon: lovely well-established gardens and organic grape vines. Can you guess? Well, yes: we were treated to another wine tasting! Great friends and good times come first with the...

Cheers from the ICB Brew Crew!

Another great evening at our monthly cocktail gathering, the Brew Crew! Great weather and a big table on one of Bordeaux’s busiest terraces at “The Market Tavern” on the place des...

ICB’s “Moveable Feast” by the sea

What better way to kick-off  la belle saison than with a giant platter of fresh local shellfish and a few bottles of ice cold white wine? The Moveable Feast gourmet outing this month found a great way to avoid the drinking-and-driving dilemma by taking the train from Bordeaux to La Teste, on the Arcachon basin, for a fabulous feast at la Cabane de Paliquey  – we highly recommend trying...

ICB goes to the Opera

And not just any opera: ICB member and internationally-known baritone, David Bizic, has a major role in Bizet’s “les Pêcheurs des perles” at Bordeaux’s beautiful Grand Théâtre. His ICB friends and fans were in the audience for the Sunday matinée performance. An incredible performance was followed by a glass of good cheer at the Grand Hôtel...

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 !...
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