Welcome to the Bordeaux British Community website. Following the lock-down and restrictions that have been imposed over the last 4 months, we will now be able to recommence some of our activities. Albeit, still the subject to certain rules, regulations and recommendations.
The committee have discussed the idea of more interest group activities, such as walking groups, book clubs and cookery groups/recipe shares.
We welcome your ideas and recommendations for future events and activities. Please contact one of the committee to share your ideas.
CANCELLED: Wednesday 23rd September: Visit to Bassins de Lumiéres, Bordeaux and Lunch
Unfortunately this event is cancelled due to the Covid restrictions.
Located in Bordeaux’s former submarine base, the BASSINS DE LUMIÈRES will present monumental immersive digital exhibitions devoted to the major artists in the history of art and contemporary art.
The submarine base’s surface area is three times the size of that of the Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence and five times that of the Atelier des Lumières in Paris.
After the visit of approximately 1.5hrs, for those who wish, we will hop in cars to head over to the parking next to Bar de la Marine. Weather permitting we will enjoy a lovely lunch in the garden. For full details and registration please CLICK HERE
VISIT TO MAISON LILLET & LUNCH WEDNESDAY, 7TH OCTOBER (Please note the new date)
After discussion with Maison Lillet, they have confirmed that the maximum number they can receive at any one time is 10. There will therefore be 2 visits, each accompanied by Alain Mounolu : one at 11h in the morning and the other at 15h in the afternoon.
Between the two visits there will be a lunch at the ENTREE DU JARDIN in Cadillac.
The visit, which lasts an hour and a half, includes an illustrated history of the wine, orange and herb based aperitif and of the people who make it, followed by a tasting of the three varieties. Paul and Raymond Lillet created “Lillet Blanc” in 1887. The drink became very popular in the cocktail era of the 1920s and 30s. One ‘l’ was then added to the name for ‘Lillet’ to be pronounced the French way overseas. ‘Lillet Rouge’ was introduced by Pierre Lillet in 1962, while ‘Lillet Rosé’ is a 21st century addition.
The cost of the visit is 3€ per person to be paid individually on arrival. To save time please make sure that you have the necessary small change.
The ENTREE DU JARDIN in CADILLAC are providing a three course menu for 25€, including coffee and wine. Lunch is scheduled at 12.45 for 13.00 to allow time for the first group to arrive. The second group will need to leave the restaurant not later than 14.45 in order to have time to park the car and walk to Maison Lillet for the visit at 15.00 The Lunch Menu will follow.
Payment for lunch is to be made individually on the day.
Details for reservations and directions can be found by clicking CLICK HERE
BBC Christmas Party Friday 11th December – Please note this advance date for your diaries.
Golf in recent months for various reasons has been a little slow, weather, injuries, and now the dreaded bug. Maybe June would be a good time to loose a ball or three.
Golf course to be arranged and date, There may be restrictions regarding grouping numbers. If you are up for a game or just want to join us for the walk and the exercise, please contact with your preferences
Brian Mason tel 0683931378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org