Cultural Days 2024 in Bordeaux

Dear friends,
On 27/28 May 2024, the French Federation and the Lyceum Club of Bordeaux will be hosting the BCI members in Bordeaux, followed by Lyceum members from all over the world and accompanying persons.
We will be happy to suggest classic or unusual venues, spectacular architecture or Atlantic nature. Then a two-day sightseeing tour will be offered in three different destinations in the Aquitaine region. For each post-tour, the number of people is limited to 50.

29th May
Bordeaux beyond its walls , a choice among several suggestions: wine and vineyards, 17th-century
history and architecture, nature on the banks of the Arcachon basin.

30th May 
Bordeaux intramuros, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with walking guided tours that will go back from the English period to the present day.

An “International evening” designed to facilitate exchanges between all, will be held in Bordeaux in a spectacular venue that links the city’s past and contemporary arts.

31st May, 1st and 2nd June
Three possible sightseeing tours :

  • The Dordogne region where you will discover parietal art at the Lascaux caves, the medieval and gastronomic town of Sarlat, before admiring the former estate of an American singer, a great and generous lady.
  • The Charente and Saintonge : Perhaps less famous than the other two destinations, the trip over there is really worth it. You’ll discover places steeped in history and villages ranked among the most beautiful ones in France. It is the land of the great explorers: visit the citadel of Brouage and the ‘Corderie Royale’, enjoy the medieval town of Saintes with its admirable Romanesque style, and end liquor-tasting in the Hennessy cellars.
  • The Basque Country, at the border with Spain, a region with language and culture of its own, Three towns, three strong identities: Bayonne, the Basque town, Biarritz, the seaside resort, Saint-Jean de Luz, the harbour town.

The Bordeaux Lyceum Club was founded in 1959 by Jacqueline Tonnet-Imbert, a lawyer who was committed to women’s causes.The club’s aim is to develop a spirit of friendship between its members through cultural activities and the promotion of the city’s literary, architectural, musical and economic heritage. The members, each with their own talents, contribute to the life of the club.

Along with the organising committee made up of members from different French clubs, the President of the Bordeaux Lyceum club and myself look forward to welcoming you in May in Bordeaux, in the Aquitaine region.

Sabine Coiffe, FFLCI President

Rencontres Culturelles 2024 à Bordeaux

Chères amies,
La Fédération française du Lyceum club, le club de Bordeaux accueilleront à BORDEAUX, le 27/28 Mai 2024 la réunion des membres du BCI, puis les membres du Lyceum du monde entier, ainsi que les accompagnants. Nous serons heureuses de vous proposer des lieux classiques ou insolites, une architecture spectaculaire ou une nature atlantique. Ensuite, une extension de trois jours est proposée dans trois destinations de notre région Aquitaine.

29 Mai
Bordeaux hors les Murs, plusieurs propositions à choisir : la Vigne et le Vin, l’histoire et l’architecture du XVIIème siècle, la nature des bords du Bassin d’Arcachon.

30 Mai 
Bordeaux intramuros , inscrite au patrimoine de l’UNESCO, les visites conférences se feront à pied, de l’époque anglaise, à l’époque contemporaine.

30 Mai
« Soirée internationale » conçue afin de faciliter les échanges entre tous, elle se tiendra à Bordeaux dans un lieu spectaculaire qui relie le passé de la ville et les arts contemporains.

1 er et 2 Juin
Trois extensions possibles :

  • La Dordogne, découverte de l’art pariétal aux grottes de Lascaux, de la médiévale et
    gastronomique ville de Sarlat, avant d’admirer l’ancienne propriété d’une chanteuse américaine, grande dame généreuse.
  • la Charente, aux pays des grands explorateurs : visite de la citadelle de Brouage, de
    la corderie royale, suivie de la ville médiévale de Saintes, son admirable style roman pour terminer par une dégustation des spiritueux, dans les caves de la maison Hennessy.
  • Pays Basque, à la frontière de l’Espagne, une région à la langue et la culture singulière,
    Trois villes, trois identités fortes : Bayonne, la basque, Biarritz, la balnéaire, Saint-Jean de Luz, la portuaire.

Le Lyceum club de Bordeaux a été fondé en 1959 par maitre Jacqueline Tonnet-Imbert, avocate investie dans les causes féminines. Le club s’attache à développer un esprit amical entre ses membres au travers d’activités culturelles et de mise en valeur du patrimoine littéraire, architectural, musical et économique. Les membres participent, chacune avec ses talents, à la vie du club.

Le comité d’organisation réunissant des membres de plusieurs clubs français, la présidente du club de  Bordeaux, moi-même seront très heureuses de vous recevoir à Bordeaux, en Aquitaine, en Mai.

Sabine Coiffe, Présidente de la Fédération française du Lyceumclub


Registration fee for everyone:

For ICB members only

Monday 27th May

Tuesday 28th May

For the accompanying participants

Accompanying persons programme. 65€

Monday 27th May

Tuesday 28th May

Practical information will be released later

For all Lyceum Club members and accompanying persons

Tuesday 28th May

At the ‘Café Maritime’ in the’ Bassin à flots’.
1 Quai Armand Lalande – Bordeaux.
Tram B. Stop at Cité du Vin
Cocktail fee: 50€

Wednesday 29th May

Discover the Gironde region with a choice of 5 sightseeing tours.
1 - The Arcachon Bay from one shore to the other. (No more place available)
8.15 am ; Meet at 2, Allées de Tourny (outside the wine shop ‘L’intendant’)
2 - Fortresses (No more place available)
8:30 Meet at 2, Allées de Tourny (outside the wine shop ‘L’Intendant’)
3 - The Gironde Estuary from Blaye to Bourg
8.45 Meet at 2, Allées de Tourny (outside the wine shop ‘L’Intendant’)
4 - Saint Emilion
8.45 am Meet at 2, Allées de Tourny (outside the wine shop’L’intendant’)
5 - Discover Médoc and the Margaux region
8.45 am Meet at 2, Allées de Tourny (outside the wine shop’L’intendant’)

Thursday 30th May

Discover Bordeaux. Select among 3 suggested visits
1 - Walking tour of historic Bordeaux. (No more place available)
Meet at 10 am, 2 Allées de Tourny outside the wine shop ‘L’intendant’
2 - Walking tour of the Chartrons district, the birthplace of wine trade.
Meet at 9.45am, 2 Allées de Tourny outside the wine shop ‘L’intendant’.
3 - Bordeaux on the water. (No more place available)
Meet at 9.30 a.m, 2 Allées de Tourny (outside the wine shop ‘The Intendant’)

The cost of these two days is 160€.
All guided tours will be offered in English and French in separate groups.

Thursday 30th May

6.30 pm "International Friendship Evening".

You will be welcomed at the CAPC (Centre d’Arts Plastiques Contemporains)
7 rue Ferrere, Bordeaux (Tram stop B, CAPC)
After a presentation of this unusual venue, we’ll meet on the roof of the building at the “Café
du CAPC” for a warm evening of friendship and exchange.

Dress code: Formal wear
Price: €100

Post-tours from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2 nd June 2024

1 - Post-tour in the heart of the Périgord Noir (No more place available)

Friday 31st May

Meet at 7.45am - 2 Allées de Tourny

Saturday 1st June

Sunday 2nd June

2 - Post-tour in the Basque County (No more place available)

Friday 31st May

Leaving Bordeaux at 8.45am

Saturday 1st June

Sunday 2nd June

3 - Post-tour in Saintonge County

Friday 31st May

Meet at 8.30 am. Departure from Bordeaux to Brouage

Saturday 1st June

Sunday 2nd June

The cost of these three days is €380.

*100 euros extra charge if single room required

All tours will be offered in English and French in separate groups.

We ask you to respect the timetable strictly and to be very punctual. Under no circumstances will the buses be able to wait for latecomers.
In the event of any problems or unforeseen circumstances, please call the people in charge of the bus. In order to avoid any disruption to the tours, it will not be possible to return early from an excursion. Please be careful when collecting your return tickets. If in doubt, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration deadline: 15 March 2024

Cancellation conditions :

  • From 16 to 30 April 2024: 20% cancellation fee
  • From 1st to 15 May 2024: 50% cancellation fee
  • After 15 May 2024: 100% cancellation fee

Hotels :

As usual, you must book your room individually.
Here are some suggested hotels: :

Some rooms have been reserved at the Espace Beaulieu, Grand séminaire de Bordeaux +33(0)5 47 50 21 16 on behalf of the Lyceum
26 minutes from the meeting point. Tram B stop Bergonié

From €100 to €150 per room*
Hôtel de l’Opera
Les 4 sœurs
Tour Intendance
Ibis Mériadec

From 150 to 200€* per room
Novotel Mériadeck
Mercure centre-ville Mériadeck
Indigo Bordeaux Chartrons
Quality sainte Catherine
FirstName by Hyatt
Grand Hôtel Français- Best Western

+ more than 200 € * per room
Hôtel Normandie
Hôtel de Sèze
Hôtel InterContinental

*2023 rates

Register now!

To take part in our cultural event organised in Bordeaux from 27 May 2024 to 30 May 2024, fill in the registration form by clicking on the button below