"Tour de Finance" Bordeaux 8th April 2013

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Following on from the Pau event, the next stop will be the beautiful city of Bordeaux, one of our nearest cities and one of my favourite places in France.

The day starts with a welcome coffee at 9.30 and the rest of the morning will be devoted to short seminars. These will cover a wide range of subjects including healthcare and financial advice, tax, pensions and currency transfers, as well as topics such as property letting and holiday rentals.

The organisers are kindly providing a free buffet lunch and there will be plenty of opportunity to chat to the guest speakers and ask any specific questions over lunch. This is a great opportunity to get both free expert advice on a wide range of subjects and to meet up with other expats from your local area. When you book your place, you will be automatically entered into a £250 voucher prize draw courtesy of The British Corner Shop. Mmm, just think how much cheddar you could buy...

The event will end around 2.30, leaving you plenty of time to explore the city centre or, if you are feeling really brave, head to IKEA, which is also very close to the venue. Over the last fifteen years, Bordeaux has been the subject of a massive urban regeneration programme and it is now very easy to get around. This is thanks to the fabulous new overground tram system. Simply taking a few tram rides is a great way to get a feel for the place and it’s an easy way to see some of the hundreds of historically important buildings as well as the redeveloped waterfront.

Get off in the city centre and wander down the rue Saint-Catherine, the main shopping street. At 1.2km long, it is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe. Just about every shop you have ever heard of has a presence here and Bordeaux also has plenty of small, independent shops selling all sorts of interesting things.

And, as Bordeaux is the world’s wine capital and hosts the annual biggest wine fair in the world, Vinexpo, no trip would be complete without a visit to a wine shop or cave, some of which are located right in the town centre.

The event is open to all and entirely free of charge. I really do recommend coming along. Places are limited but SFN readers can pre-book by simply clicking on the links below. If Bordeaux is too far away, don’t worry, the Tour de Finance continues throughout March and April and the other venues are all listed below. Simply click on the venue of your choice to book.

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Have signed up for Bordeaux on Monday. However, whether we will get there by 9.30 is a very different matter.................the Rocade on a Monday is always a nightmare let alone at that time of day!!