• July 9, 2019

DMC Downlow: Bordeaux’ best event venues and experiences

DMC Downlow: Bordeaux’ best event venues and experiences

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The city of Bordeaux is an excellent base for exploring the rest of the South Atlantic region and discovering exceptional vineyards and landscapes. According to DMC group Pacific World, which named Bordeaux one of its top emerging MICE destinations for 2019, the city has become a true magnet in the French MICE market. And here’s some of its highlights…

Why is it emerging?
  • The city has undergone an extensive refurbishment.
  • Reduced transportation time between Paris and Bordeaux by train from three to two hours.
  • Development of port area due to increased sea and river cruise clientele.
Event spaces

Cite Du Vin
A newly opened museum dedicated to wine culture, Cité du Vin, uses cutting-edge technology, interactive digital tools and scenography to provide visitors with a sensory adventure. Designed to look like the swirl in a wine glass, it is a versatile venue for private events, meetings, cocktails and gala dinners.

Stock Exchange
Whether it be a meeting, gala dinner, or convention, the Stock Exchange is a highly adaptable venue in the heart of Bordeaux with 2700sqm of modern and historical space all in one.

Cultural Art Institute
A beautiful 18th century mansion holding the greatest private modern art collection of Bordeaux, ideal for creative events or impressive cocktail receptions.

Incentive experiences

Candlelit winery gala
A new generation museum where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach. Discover wine in its universal heritage. After a private viewing, enjoy dinner with panoramic views of the city and Garonne rive

Relaxing vinotherapy
Escape the city and unwind at an upscale spa in the middle of the vineyards where grape-based spa treatments will leave you feeling revitalised.

Canneles pastry class
Bordeaux is famous for its specialty pastry, the cannelé. Under the guidance of the most famous cannelé makers in Bordeaux, learn recipe secrets and bake your own treats.

Retro motorcycles
Your professional motorcyclist takes you on a beguiling adventure aboard a sidecar along the Medoc wine road, which includes a chateau visit and Medoc Grand Cru Classé wine tasting

Wine masterclass
Learn the secrets of the wine making process. Blend your own wine, customize your bottle, and take it home as a personalized souvenir.

Ocean retreat
Board a traditional fisherman boat to discover the beautiful Arcachon Bay. Explore the sand dunes, pine forests and colourful villages. Savour oysters and shrimp fresh from the sea.

Exploring the region

Cognac distilleries
As if wine wasn’t enough, the region also produces Cognac, the famous brandy, just one hour from Bordeaux, in the town of Cognac. Courvoisier, Hennessy, Remi Martin are just a few of the famous houses. A distillery visit will uncover the production of the famous liquor, which is sometimes aged for several decades.

Dordogne valley
90 minutes east of Bordeaux by car, this bucolic region features an impressive heritage of castles, manor houses and Romanesque churches, as well as epicurean delights like foie gras, truffles, and Bergerac wine.

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