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Bordeaux « S.O Good »

A gastronomy and art of living fair right in the heart of Bordeaux !
At Hangar 14, you will find a farmer’s market, culinary events, contests and cooking classes. In addition, the little ones will be able to enjoy dedicated workshops.
In the meantime, the stock exchange palace will become the Art of Living palace with tones of cultural and festive highlights : exhibitions and workshops about culinary photography, giant culinary challenge, etc …
Bordeaux S.O Good will also take place in the streets of Bordeaux through festive and musical events. Gourmet walks, ephemeral farm and other surprises will be schedule throughout those three days… Not to mention drawings and photographs exhibitions on Saint Catherine and Porte Dijeaux streets.
This festival will gather together people of all age and invite them to discover the specialties of the Southwest.
Hangar 14 is only a 10 minutes walk from Casa Blanca B&B.

Come by Casa Blanca for the wine festival

Great way to discover the wines of Bordeaux and Aquitaine, the Wine Festival (from 14th to 18th of June) celebrates its 20th anniversary by welcoming the Tall Ships Regatta and its most beautiful sailing boats.
Bordeaux is celebrating the wine culture with 800,000 visitors expected, 80 wine appellations, 120 Grands Crus at Hangar 14, 1,200 winegrowers and merchants, 30 gourmet producers, around 20 tall ships, 500 sailors, a 60-metre long wheel, and a 1.7-km wine route along the quays of the Garonne.
From the stone bridge to Hangar 14, on the banks of the river, come and meet the Bordeaux winegrowers and merchants who will welcome you in “ephemeral wine bars”.
In total, you will find 11 pavilions to taste, discover and exchange, a unique opportunity to discover the quality, authenticity and diversity of Bordeaux and New Aquitaine wines.
Located 10 minutes walk from the epicenter of the event, the guest house Casa Blanca still has availability for this event, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Good food and “joie de vivre”

“Les Epicuriales” (from May 25th to June 9th ) includes about twenty outdoor restaurants where you can find different types of cuisine as well as a restaurant called “Les Etoiles d’Epicure” starring each evening a new chef.

During this period Les allées de Tourny will become an ephemeral village open for lunch and dinner, from 11am to 1am.

Casa Blanca B&B will be delighted to welcome you to experience this festival with us.  Some of our rooms are still available, do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Located only 10 minutes from Place de Tourny, our guest house is the ideal place to stay during this event.

Bordeaux all over the place !

Festive and professional event, the Bordeaux international fair (from the 12th to the 21st of May-) brings together numerous exhibitors and offers tones of new concepts in terms of housing, leisure, environment, services and entertainment.
1.200 exhibitors will be taking part: specialists in emblematic and innovative brands, craftsmen and producers, experts and demonstrators will be there to show their work to the public.
California will be the guest star of this year with a large museum exhibition that will immerse the audience in the fascinating history and mythical ambiances of this territory. Another trip from the cultural funds of the United States, Japan and Europe: the exhibition “Retro Gaming” will take you through the history of video games.
And also impromptu concerts and animations, the Ferris Wheel, the Guinguette on the shores of the lake…
Casa Blanca B&B still has some rooms available for this period.
Our guest house is only 30 minutes away by tram from the Exhibition Centre, one the line C, from Place Paul Doumer (200 meters from Casa Blanca).

Spring is coming!

This year, Bordeaux will celebrate spring season with festive and cultural events. The city will bring together the best international swing professionals at the Swing Art Festival, from March 16th to March18th, at the Halle des Chartrons, a stone’s throw from Casa Blanca B&B. Dancers will be able to take classes while the rest of the crowd will have free access to the festival, including three live concerts with a swing orchestra.
On March 22d, the new version of the musical “Dirty Dancing” will take place at the Metropole Arena (40 minutes by public transport from our guest house).
Last but not least, Espace Bordeaux Lac will host a disc fair on March 24th and 25th. An unmissable event for vinyl’s, CD’s and DVD’s lovers (entry for 2 to 5 €). To get there from our guest house, it’s a straight shot from Paul Doumer stop on the line C, located 200 meters away.

Casa Blanca by Cosmopolitan!

Cosmopolitan magazine is talking about us! In what terms ? Check this out : « Located in a two centuries old building, this B&B cultivates its love for old stones with a touch of design.
Thanks to all the editorial staff!

Christmas market 2017

An event not to be missed!

Come and see the Christmas market at the Tourny alley in Bordeaux from November 24th to December 6th, 2017. Whether with family or friends, come and warm yourself up with chestnuts and good mulled wine! For the 23rd edition, the animations will be at Ludi’Land: a ski simulator, the theater troupe Betty Blues, a snowy forest and lots of other activities awaits you for children and older children!

So opt for a big scarf and a warm coat, because the Christmas market is waiting for you !

Bordeaux film festival

Bordeaux is hosting the Fifib (Festival international du film indépendant de Bordeaux) sixth edition. From the 18th to the 25th of october 2017, dozens of short and feature films will be shown in the main movie theaters all over the city while cours Mably (located only 15 minutes away from Casa Blanca B&B) will turn itself into a gigantic outdoor cinema and dance-floor. If there is an entrance fee for the movies, cours Mably festivities are free for all !

La Casa Blanca in The Wall Street Journal

More press. And what a press! Casa Blanca highlighted by The Wall Street Journal in those terms : “This 200-year-old townhouse consists of five spacious guest rooms, each with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling French windows”. What a honor !

New survey ranks Bordeaux best french city for restaurants

A food website has revealed a league table of the best cities for restaurants in France and the rankings may surprise a few people.
Bordeaux has been crowned the best place to eat in France ahead of cities generally considered to be the gastronomic hubs of French cuisine, Paris and Lyon.

The list, published by food site, Atabula ranks the 30 most populated towns and cities in France according to where people can expect to find the best restaurant cuisine.

French political heavyweight and mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppé responded to the good news with barely contained excitement in a tweet saying, “Ouaaaah!”

Bordeaux is home to an impressive selection of restaurants, including three two-star Michelin restaurants, three one-star restaurants and three restaurants awarded the guide’s BIB Gourmand, indicating restaurants that offer exceptionally good food at moderate prices.

Even star chef Gordon Ramsey couldn’t resist the allure of the city’s gastronomic scene, opening Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay located on the first floor of the stunning Le Grand Hôtel.

This isn’t the first time Bordeaux’s appeal has grabbed headlines. In 2016 a survey showed that it is the city Parisians most want to move to and in August 2014 Bordeaux and it surrounding region was voted as the “best place to work” by the French.

And remember from July Bordeaux is only two hours away from Paris by TGV, thanks to an improved high-speed line.

Paris made it to second place despite being considered a must-visit culinary hotspot by people the world over, something which is likely to disappoint the owners and perhaps even loyal patrons of the city’s whopping 97 Michelin-starred restaurants.

And Lyon, known as France’s “gastronomic capital” with its much-loved “bouchons”, famed for serving up plates of Lyonnaise specialties with a glass of the region’s renowned Beaujolais wine, came in third place on the new list.

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