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Finished the public holidays and extended weekends of May but also finished (hopefully) this gloomy weather that pulls us to the bottom of the couch. Let us be optimistic: June will be a generous month in the sun and we will finally be able to conquer the estates and events of our beautiful provincial cities. And since June is the month of the music festival, it is quite natural that L'agenda du vin invites you to leave Paris to enjoy jazz or classical music concerts in our beautiful estates. Here is our wine agenda for June 2016!

The wine agenda for June 2016

On the Bordeaux side, two major events, the opening of the Cité du Vin, which should be the flagship of wine tourism in Gironde, but also Bordeaux Fête le vin which sees the whole city celebrating for 4 days. For the nostalgic, the Anjou vintage bike festival and for the sportsmen the Translayon. Finally, for lovers of nature and gourmet walks, the vines in Pic-Saint-Loup or the Bourgognes Gourmands, in more than 200 Parisian establishments to discover the best food and wine pairings of Burgundy in the style of a gourmet coffee.

The month of the music festival

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9th edition of the music and wine festival at Clos Vougeot in Burgundy, which will take place from 17 to 26 June 2016. A double discovery, which offers its guests both an auditory pleasure thanks to an exceptional musical program but also a gustatory pleasure. Tastings are offered by the festival partners before each concert, which will take place in the winery, in the VIP lounge of Château du Clos Vougeot and in the cellars of Château de Meursault. Simply magical....

In a completely different vein, come and enjoy a Jazz concert on June 17 at the foot of the Château Soucherie. Discover the estate's wines, stroll through the vineyards and enjoy a sunset with a unique and breathtaking view of the Layon Valley. The quintet with its overflowing and communicative energy "The Swing Shouters" takes up the great jazz swing standards of the 30'40' to make you dance until nightfall....

Finally, we will try to preserve our heritage by participating in the aperitif concert at Château De Lastours on June 4, in order to raise funds for the preservation of the Gaillacois dovecotes.

Our opinion: A way to discover magnificent winegrowers and estates at your own pace, to music and above all... with a glass of wine in hand.

Practical information Music and wine at the clos Vougeot: from 17 to 26 June
Jazzy Soucherie: 17 June
Apéro Concert at Château Lastours: 4 June
More information: https://lagendaduvin.com/voir/les-rendez-vous-du-vin-juin

Opening of the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux

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The Cité du Vin will open on June 1st as agreed, the day after its inauguration planned in the presence of François Hollande. A unique cultural facility, it offers a journey around the world, through the ages, in all cultures and civilizations. A place to live, a place to go out, a place to discover, the Cité du Vin wants to invite its visitors to travel. We hope that it will quickly become a must for your stay in Bordeaux and an essential starting point on the banks of the Garonne to visit the vineyards on both sides.

Our opinion: We are looking forward to discover this place which has required 3 years of work and more than 80 million euros.

Practical information Wine City
Dates: From 1 June 2016
Place: 1, esplanade de Pontac 33300 Bordeaux
Tarifs : Visitors 20€/ person for the permanent
itinerary More information: http://www.laciteduvin.com/fr

Bordeaux celebrates wine

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The tenth edition of Bordeaux celebrates wine: a must-attend event that takes place only once every two years! A real celebration and a real show that will take place from 23 to 26 June on the banks of the Garonne, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This event, the first edition of which dates back to 1998, has become over the years the largest European wine tourism event with no less than 500,000 visitors during the last session.

Our opinion: The must-attend wine tourism event in June... or even all year round.

Practical information Bordeaux celebrates wine
Dates: From 23 to 26 June 2016
Location: In the heart of the city, a 2km wine route from the quays will allow visitors with their Tasting Pass to discover Bordeaux wines through the Appellation and Vintage Pavilions.
Rates: 16€/pers in pre-sale and 21€/pers from June 23rd.
For more information: http://www.bordeaux-tourisme.com/Preparer-son-sejour/Nos-produits/Bordeaux-Fete-le-Vin


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For its 8th edition, the Translayon will offer around thirty hikes, mountain biking, canoeing, cycling and horseback riding as well as a multitude of gourmet and musical activities. For two weeks, the event combines the pleasure of hiking with the heritage and vineyards of the Layon Valley. Everyone can find their happiness in the Translayon! Whether as a family, couple, group or solo, come and discover the magic of this magnificent valley!

Our opinion: Festive spirit and discovery of the terroirs are at the rendezvous thanks to the increasing number of activities and hikes each year.

Practical information:
Dates: The first two weekends of June. This year on 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 June
Location: According to the activities and hikes
Rates: According to the activities and hikes
Learn more: Full programme of activities on www.translayon.fr

The Buissonnières vines

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The Buissonnières vines open their 16th edition on June 11 and 12. Each year, 100 winegrowers from the Pic Saint Loup appellation welcome the participants (3400 in 2015) and exchange views with them about their wine, their profession and their estate. Hikers will walk through about 6km of vines and scrubland at their own pace. The route is punctuated by 6 gastronomic stages, from appetizer to dessert. At each stage, the winegrowers of Pic Saint Loup present you and let you taste their wines, in accordance with the dishes offered.

Our opinion: One of the most beautiful gourmet walks you can find in France. A friendly way to discover the Pic Saint Loup appellation.

Practical information Les vignes Buissonnières
Dates : June 11 and 12, 2016
Rates: 70€/pers (full - online booking 1 month before the event)
Learn more: http://www.pic-saint-loup.com/les-vignes-buissonnieres/

Anjou Vélo Vintage Bike

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Gathering in the historic city of Saumur for the Anjou Vélo vintage festival on June 18 and 19. Retro mode of rigor, go back in time for 2 days to cultivate the French way of life. An entire city celebrates and is animated by musicians, singers and swing dancers, peddlers and street criers. An ever more unusual and heterogeneous selection of artists to transport us to another era. Not to mention the retro bike rides to travel through the Brent river. 4 routes, 4 distances and as many ways to experience your Anjou Vélo Vintage bike. No less than 4,000 hikers and 30,000 visitors are expected... Why not you...

Our opinion: To live and travel for a weekend in another era.

Practical information Anjou Vintage bike
Dates: 18 and 19 June 2016
Location: Place de la République 49400 Saumur
Tariffs : Free access to the festival. Bike rides: 28 € (bag, country lunch and supplies)
Learn more: http://www.anjou-velo-vintage.com/

Gourmet Burgundies

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From a few days ago and until June 18, more than 200 Parisian establishments launched for the second time the Burgundy Gourmet Operation in the capital. Like gourmet cafés, you can discover in Parisian wine bars, restaurants and bistros a food and wine pairing from Burgundy to discover associations you may never have thought of.

Our opinion: A good way to (re)discover Burgundy wines with delicacy.

Practical information Burgundy Gourmet
Dates : Until June 18, 2016
Location: In more than 200 Parisian and suburban
establishments Rates : Price of food/wine pairings according to the establishments.
For more information: http://ladv.ovh/20CthhG

Julien from L'Agenda du Vin (for Les Grappes)

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