DESTINATION

AUGUST 13th - 19th
BORDEAUX, FRANCE

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!

 
 
 

Trip

Itinerary

DAY 1: SUNDAY, 12 August

Arrival & Hotel Check-in (Optional Evening dinner TBD)

 

DAY 2: MONDAY, 13 August

09:30 - 12:30 :   Morning Training
12:30 - 13:30 :   Fencing Training
13:45 - 14:30 :   Lunch
14:45 - 17:00 :   Fencing Training - Line Drills
18:00 - 20:00 :   Dinner at LE 7 Restaurant
(Optional Reservation Required)

 

DAY 3: TUESDAY, 14 August

09:30 - 12:30 :   Fencing Training
13:45 - 13:15 :   Departure to Saint Emilion Unesco World Heritage Site
14:00 - 15:00 :   Non-Guided visit of Saint Emilion
15:00 - 16:00 :   Visit and Wine Tasting Château Le Chatelet
17:00 - 18:45:    Apertif at Cloître des Cordeliers
19:00 - 22:00:    Dinner at Le Clos du Roy
22:00 - 23:00:    Arrival at Hotel

 

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY, 15 August

10:30 - 12:30 :   Fencing Training
12:45 - 13:45 :   Lunch  
14:00 - 18:00 :   TBD
18:00 - 19:30 :   TBD

DAY 5: THURSDAY, 16 August

09:30 - 12:30 :   Fencing Training
12:45 - 13:45 :   Lunch  
14:00 - 14:30 :   Departure on the Route des Châteaux
15:30 - 17:00 :   Visit and wine tasting of Château Lamonthe
17:00 - 18:30 :   Depart for Le Pin Sec
18:00 - 23:00 :   Dinner in the country side

 

DAY 6: FRIDAY, 17 August

Rest Day from Training - Day Off 

 

DAY 7: SATURDAY, 18 August

08:00 - 15:00 :   Tournament "Competition des vins de Bourdeaux"
18:00 - 20:00 :   Evening Dinner and Debriefing at Bistro Le Gabriel

 

DAY 8: SUNDAY, 19 August

11:00 - 15:00 :   Debriefing and Closing Ceremony: Casse-Croûte at Marché

 

Travel

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.

 

Book

Hotel

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 cite Mondiale Centre Ville
33080  Bordeaux, France

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

 

budget

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.

 

Flight

$1,300

 

Accommodation

$1,100

 

save your spot

Register

Who is currently registered:

Monisha/Shiv 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) John/Maureen Rea (USA), John Varney/Namhan Le (USA), Sharrie/Richard Zafft (USA), Mark Segal (USA), Luke-Jon Tierney (USA), Leif-Alexandre Aschehoug (Norway) Beverly Hanson (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!