BBC – 2019 Christmas Party

Bordeaux Chartrons – Friday 6th December at 19:00 / 7 pm

2019 brings a NEW Venue

After many good times at Château La Chèze it is time for a change ! This year we will be at a new and exciting venue for our 2019 Christmas Party and Dinner on Friday, 6th December.

We will be at Hotel Vatel, 4 Cours du Médoc, 33070 BORDEAUX. Please click here for a map.

Hotel Vatel is a leading training centre for the hotel and hospitality industry.  The award winning Vatel International Hotel & Tourism Management Business School trains future managers and senior executives in the Hospitality and Tourism fields up to MBA level.

Hotel Vatel comes highly recommended to us by fellow Bordeaux based associations who have successfully used this venue in the past. The attention to service and detail is second to none.

Arrive by Tram or by Car

Tram StopCours du Medoc‘ on Tram Ligne B which is about 50 metres walk from the venue.

Car Park: Very large public car park over the shops at the ‘Quai des Marques’. Park at the south end of the car park.

Street Parking: Lots of street parking nearby but it is a very popular area and availability of spaces is often limited

Program for the Evening and Menu – fantastic value !

  • 7:00 – 7:30: Welcome Cocktail – Soupe Champenoise with ‘finger food accompaniments’
  • 7:30: Please take your seats for dinner
    • Dinner choices to me made at time of booking in advance:


Noix de saint jacques grillées, condiment pignon de pin et cédrat confit, soupe de courge


Foie gras poché au vin moelleux, pomme confite, tuile de brioche et pickles de radis


Quasi de veau rôti, jus à l’échalote grise, artichauts bouquet à la romaine et purée d’oignons doux


Turbot, endives braisées à l’orange et viennoise d’algues


Ananas Queens victoria, huile d’olive et glace au Bailey’s


Chocolat noir en ganache, mousse lactée et traou mad

    • Wines and water
    • Coffee

After dinner

There will be dancing to a selection of oldies and goodies and some up to date music into the wee hours of the morning.  All those memories will come flooding back! The energetic can enjoy a boogie; maybe a smooch or two for the romantically inclined and we may be sure that some of the old faithfuls (music that is!) will make an appearance.

Or if you are not feeling energetic, just sit and chat with friends.

Be calm and chat, relax or be energetic and dance. The choice is totally yours !

Dress Code

Completely optional. Come dressed to be comfortable and enjoy yourself !


The price for members is an unbeatable value for at 45€ per BBC member for a fantastic evening. The price for member’s guests is 55€ per person. Very much an evening to suit everyone.  Enjoy good food and wine. Be calm or to be energetic. The choice is yours. Oh ……. and also to enjoy great company in a great environment!

Your evening commences at 7pm with a glass or two of kir petillant and canapes – an opportunity to meet up with friends and to welcome new members.

Please order your choice of each of the three courses in advance.


We use the Helloasso online payments system.

The Helloasso system adds a voluntary ‘tip’ called a ‘Pourboire’, at the page which summarises your payment.  If you do not wish to leave a tip, click ‘Modifier‘ and then click the feint box to the left of ‘Je ne souhaite pas laisser de pourboire‘. There is no obligation for you to add a tip.

Please have your bank card, menu selections and mobile phone available. The number of the phone must be the one registered against your bank account and will be used by your bank to verify your payment.

Book and pay via the online Helloasso system here

Alternatively please book direct:

Post your menu selections for each person and a cheque for 45€ per BBC member and 55€ per non-member, payable to ‘BBC’, direct to Ian

Ian’s address details are here  If you have forgotten your BBC member’s password then please click here

Overnight Accommodation

There are are a large number of hotels in Bordeaux with easy access to Hotel Vatel which is very close to tram stop ‘Cours du Medoc’ on Ligne B.

Hotel prices will increase as we get closer to Christmas, so book early! There are numerous hotels in Bordeaux and some in the Chartrons are listed here  Prices start at 40€ upwards.


taxiRecommend that you book your taxi in advance rather than waiting until you need it. When booking your taxi, please make sure that you have the hotel address to hand which is: Hotel Vatel, 4 Cours du Médoc, 33070 BORDEAUX

The reception will also book your taxi but do not wait until the last minute !