AUGUST 13th - 19th

Bordeaux has an established reputation as the world's capital for wine. Unsurprisingly so, since Bordeaux wine has been in production since the 8th century. This would be F&FW's 8th trip to Bordeaux. Why do we keep returning to Bordeaux, you ask? Well, the simple answer is that we love it there, and despite the dozens of châteaux that we've visited throughout these years, there are still dozens more waiting to be uncovered.

Stay tuned for updates to the itinerary!




To be updated.



Getting There
& About

Getting There

There are numerous airlines with routes connecting travellers from the US directly to Bordeaux's international airport. Between 18 - 27 flights connect Boston Logan International Airport to the Bordeaux Mérignac Airport.


Travelling within Bordeaux

Transportation will be catered in the form of mini-busses to take campers to and from sites.




The hotel listed below is in close proximity to the training venue. Please let us have your travel dates so that we may make the necessary bookings on your behalf. 

Mercure Bordeaux Centre Hotel
33000  Bordeaux, France

Rates: Single Rooms ‎€110, Double €120 with complimentary breakfast



Cost Estimates

camp fees

US$1,790.00 / US$990.00 (non-fencers)
Inclusive of fencing training, wine tasting, all lunches, dinners (except for first and last night), transportation to and from hotel/training venue.
A non-refundable US$500.00 deposit is required to register, with remaining amount to be paid no later than August 1, 2018.







save your spot


Who is currently registered:

Monisha Tasker (USA), Gerry Duffy (USA), Christian/Gunhild Hart (Germany) Ralph Engelhard (Germany), Bill Walker/Denise Hahn (USA), Patric Wallace (USA), Karma Thayer (USA) Alexey Mokin (Germany) Michael Erdek (USA), Theresa Knutson (USA)

Registration is open from now till July 30, 2018.

Save your spot with a non-refundable US$500.00 pre-registration fee, payable on this site itself, or you could choose to pay the full cost of US$1,790.00 immediately.


Click on the button below to be directed to the registration page!