Special and Gala Events

Experience the finest sights, sounds and flavours that the Bordeaux area has to offer, in the company of fellow Symposium attendees from around the world!

Tuesday evening: Casual Party in a Castle

  • Guided tour of beautiful, historic castle
  • Sauternes and Graves wine testing
  • Local food
  • Booths for wine purchase
  • Feast ambiance and musicians
  • Stand-up dinner and drinks
  • Three firings at the end !
  • Exact castle and price to be determined!

Wednesday: Visit to Saint-Emilion

Saint EmilionThe village of Saint-Emilion is a true medieval jewel, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1999. Romanesque and gothic churches, dungeons, catacombs and an underground church lie in the middle of the most famous vineyards in the world.

  • Departure from Conference center at 4 pm
  • Guided tours of wineries and of the City
  • Evening free: Explore local restaurants for dinner
  • Fireworks at 9.30 pm
  • Back to the hotels at 11.30
  • Price: to be determined

vinyards steeple interior arches

Friday evening: Gala Dinner in Hangar 14

A formal dinner with the finest cuisine expertly paired with the region's exquisite wines.

drinks on the vast deck on the river tables set for dinner

fireworks on the riverHangar 14 is set on the waterfront in the Bordeaux city centre, with a prime view of the city's historic facades and the fireworks displays on the Garonne River which will finish the evening.

Price: To be determined