Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Week 33 2017


Come and enjoy the Franco British Week from 19 to 26 August in the Pays Foyen. Now in its 12th year and unique in France, bringing together our two communities with a scintillating programme of art, music, air flights, wine, cinema, visits, theatre, sports, quiz, darts and Karaoke-BBQ evenings and not forgetting the grand picnic and the “Red and Gold” finale.  The week starts with a bang – the week long art exhibition in Salle Clarisse Brian in Ste. Foy la Grande at 12.30pm, kayaking in Port Ste Foy from 2pm, La Fete du Pain in Ponchapt from 2pm to 6pm and a fun BBQ-Karaoke evening at 8pm at La Petite Auberge, Margueron.  For full details of times and reservations see the programme.
Programmes are in the local stores and mairies or go to the web site and follow The Franco British Week for the full programme, or for more information 

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time.

Best wishes,


Week 33 2017

11 - 20 August : Pampa Festival de Theatre in Port Ste Foy et Ponchapt

Monday 14 August

Tuesday 15 August

15 August : Brocante in Duras

Wednesday 16 August

16 August : Discover the countryside with a guided walk starting from Chateau Berticot

16 August : Night markets in Saint Emilion, Blasimon and Lamonzie St Martin

Thursday 17 August

17 August : Battle of Castillon.  It's not too late to book your tickets here

17 August : Marche Gourmande in Coutras

17 August : Night markets in Ste Foy la Grande and Eymet

Friday 18 August

18 August : Fran Ray in Concert at L'Etap Gasconne

18 August : Night market in Flaujagues

18 August : Battle of Castillon.  It's not too late to book your tickets here

18 August Night market in Pellegrue with the group Purple Rock, Sauveterre, Jardin Public in Ste Foy la Grande and Villefranche de Lonchat

18 - 19 - 20 August : Fete locale in Bonzac

18 - 19 - 20 August : Lugaignac en Fete

Saturday 19 August

19 August : Vide grenier in St Quentin du Baron followed by a night market with a Bandas

19 August : Last night of the Battle of Castillon.  It's not too late to book your tickets here

19 August : Marche Nocturne in Lugaignac and Ponchapt

19 August 19.30 : Tablees Gourmande in Saint Seurin de Prats with fireworks

19 August : Grande Sardinade in Pujols

19 August : Concert at Chateau des Rochers in Belves de Castillon

19 August : Concert LMG in Libourne

19 - 20 August : Saint Quentin Fete du Moulon St Quentinais

19 August : Start of Franco British week and something different on the opening evening with a Karaoke-BBQ at La Petite Auberge in Margueron.

19 - 20 - 21 : August Blasimon Fete locale

Sunday 20 August
20 August : Vide Grenier in Eynesse

20 August : Vide grenier in Bonzac

20 August : Vide grenier at Montpon-Menesterol at the Base de loisirs de Chandos

20 August : Vide grenier and brocante at Port Ste Foy and Ponchapt.

20 August : Brocante Vide grenier at Genissac

 20 August : Vide Grenier in Castillon on the waterfront.  

20 August : Franco British Week continues including the traditional share-a-dish picnic.

20 August : Marche Gourmande in Blasimon

Coming up...

And finally... 

A week of making round things!

Banana and chocolate chip muffins
Peach roses

matching bowls


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Week 32 2017

For the curious amongst you, the sculptures/statues featured last week can be found behind the chateau at the top of the hill in Pujols.

This week, out and about I saw these beautiful flowers in the square at Villefranche de Lonchat.  I haven't been yet, but I hear there's a great night market there on a Friday.

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne region this week, have a great time.
Best wishes,
PS : I have a feeling I've forgotten something for this weekend - please let me know if you have something that you want to add, or if you know what I've forgotten...😉

Week 32 2017

Monday 7 August

Tuesday 8 August

8 August : POP UP Shop in Duras is open from today until 21st August.

Come and meet Artist Paul De Ath and Jeweller Jacky Hamilton. My favourite potter Jo McKinnon's work will be there too. 

8 August : Night markets in St Emilion, Castillon la Bataille and Eymet

Wednesday 9 August

9 August : Night markets in Blasimon and Lamonzie St Martin

9 August 20h30 : Soirees quiz at Domaine de Dame Bertrande, Saint Aster de Duras

Thursday 10 August

10 August : Night markets in Ste Foy la Grande and Eymet

10 August 20h30 : Trumpet Concert at the church in Saint Quentin de Caplong.  Tickets €25

10 August : Battle of Castillon.  It's not too late to book your tickets here

10 August : Chateau de Vayres welcomes you for the evening to discover the17th century.  Reservations necessary.

Friday 11 August

11 August : Night markets in Sauveterre, Mouliets et Villemartin, Ste Foy la Grande and Villefranche de Lonchat - look out for the beautiful flowers in the sky here!

11 August : Battle of Castillon.  It's not too late to book your tickets here

11 - 12 - 13 August : Le Chemin des Memories at Bazas.  Bazas celebrates2500 years of history with a weekend of events including a night time show. Find out more here.

Saturday 12 August

12 August : Big Ed and the Red Balls in concert at Les Martinades in St Martin de Gurson

12 August : Battle of Castillon.  It's not too late to book your tickets here

12 August : Soiree Moules Frites at Pineuilh.

12 August : Marche gourmande nocturne at Saint Martin de Gurcon

12 - 13 August : Medieval weekend in Eymet. Find the full programme and further details here.

12 - 13 - 14 August : Grezillac en Fete

Sunday 13 August

13 August : Duras Fete son Vin all day and into the night, including hot air balloons!

13 August : Vide grenier at Pellegrue

13 August : Château Champion looks forward to welcoming lots of visitors in its third medieval themed farmers market  which will take place on Sunday 13 August from 10am until 6pm. Visitors can find local products from the Gironde region associated to the label Bienvenue à la Ferme but also other stallholders or local craftesman such as a jeweler, painter and cooper. 
The presence of a troubador and witches will take you back to the Middle Ages with their songs, ballads, riddles and medieval dances. 
Foodies will enjoy the farm lunch that will be served at the market as well as various tastings of sheep cheeses, veal, chocolate, patisseries, honey, honey crêpes and wines from the estate.
Find it here
13 August 10h - 15h: Marche gourmande in Soumensac

Coming up...

14 August : Jazz, Soal and Funk in Sainte Foy la Grande.

15 August is a national holiday for L'assomption - beware that shops may well be closed.

And finally...

The Franco British week is coming up 19 - 26 August, see the full programme here