Today we are going to talk about the activities to do and the celebrations in Bordeaux that happen during the months of November and December.
First, we have what we call “une brocante”. This is a place where you can see and buy objects and furniture that come from a long time ago, things that existed in the 50’s, 60’s, etc… vintage we can say! Some people try to find these objects and if needed they put them new again and they sell them. Other people like to find these objects and the more rare the better! It is called “chiner”.
This is an activity that is very popular in France because people really enjoy having these really antique objects to decorate their home. It takes place in the big square “Les Quinconces” from the 19th of November to the 5th of December, every day from 10h to 18h, and it happens every year pretty much at the same time.
You can walk through the aisle and even if you don’t want to buy anything there are always some pretty and funny things to have a look at. You can also eat churros and other delicious things while you have a round to have a look at the brocante.
Next thing is not typical from Bordeaux but we have a pretty good one and that is the Christmas Market (marché de noël). It takes place at Allée de Tourny from the 26th of November to the 26th of December, every day from 10h30 to 21h. You can go to buy christmas presents, eat melted cheese in all its shapes, crêpes and gaufres but also to drink mulled wine (vin chaud) and even hot cider! It is a really nice place to have a walk during December to get in the Christmas mood. It has concerts, trees to buy and decorations everywhere! It also has many french food traditions such as Aligot and Brioche Vendéenne. If you are a fan of Christmas you cannot miss that! French in Bordeaux