Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Week 25 2017

Hello!


If you go to Gensac you will see the results of a successful yarn bombing!I love how it brightenes up the centre of the village, smiling faces on lamp posts and signs, woollen webs in trees and stripey sweaters on the trees.  Go and have a look, and have a drink or a snack at the Gensake whilst you're there!

La Fete de la Musique takes place on midsummer's day, look out for events all around, stretching over the weekend too.

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time and try and keep cool!

Many thanks to everyone who has sent contributions.  It's never to late to add something in.
Best wishes,
Helen
notjustfortheholidays@orange.fr

Week 25 2017

Monday 19 June

Tuesday 20 June


20 - 24 June : Art exhibition at the Salle Cascante in Castillon. Vernissage on wednesday at 18h30

20 June 20h45 : Concert Les Collegiades in St Emilion

Wednesday 21 June - Fete de la Music. 

The Fete de la Music traditionally held in France on midsummer’s day.  It all began in 1982 when the then Minister of Culture Jack Lang decided to revive the pagan Festival of St Jean.  He invited musicians from all walks of life to join together and give free concerts.  Over 30 years later the event has spread throughout the world.
Events all over the area, pick one near you and head out for an evening of music. 


























Thursday 22 June

22 June  - 3 July : Art Exhibition by Dominique Pichou at the Salle Gothique in St Emilion.


Friday 23 June

23 June : Pays Foyen starts summer events and activities. Find out more here.






















23 June : Fete de la Saint Jean at Naujan et Postiac

23 June : Pique-nique Chic at Chateau des Vayres



23 June : Marche Nocturne at St Geraud de Corps



23 June : Fete de la Musique in Ste Foy la Grande and Porte Ste Foy




23 - 24 - 25 June : Libourne Fete le Vin.  Wine related activities and events held at the Caserne, 15 Place Joffre (it used to be the old Police training centre, now the Prefecteur is there).  Find out who, what and when here.



Saturday 24 June

24 June : La Grote Celestine in Rauzan celebrates its 100,000 visitor.  If you've never been it's a great little visit.  And probably one of the coolest places to be right now!  Ring ahead to make an appointment.




















24 June : Parenthese Bien-etre at Chateau Roylland in St Emilion.  Reservations necessary.

24 June : Fete des Montravel. Portes Ouvertres, exhibitions, dancing eating and tasting all around Montravel's 80 year celebrations.





24 June 20h : Le Josem at the Salle des Fetes in Grezillac

24 June 14h - 19h : Festi'go in Ste Foy la Grande.





















24 June : Marche Gourmande in St Quentin du Caplong

24 June : Fete du Solstice in Saint Surplace de Faleyrens.  Not quite Stonehenge, but a standing stone nonetheless.

24 June : Live music at the Gensake in Gensac Saturdays through June, July, August and September.



24 - 25 June : Vide Grenier in Espiet at the Stade de Foot

Sunday 25 June

25 June : Vide grenier at Saint Martin du Puy

25 June : Brocante at Ste Terre by the waterfront.

25 June : Brocante in Lamonzie Montastruc




















25 June : Vide Grenier in Libourne

25 June : Brocante Vide Grenier in Montpon Menesterol




















25 June : Vide grenier in Villesque

25 June : Puces de la Bastide in Ste Foy la Grande

25 June : Brunch dit Vins at Chateau Coutet in St Emilion.
25 June 17h30 : Fete de la Musique in St Laurent des Hommes, in the church and in front of the Mairie.



Coming up...







Ste Foy



And finally...


With this hot weather we really need to keep our liquids topped up so why not try water kefir? The best way to describe it is flavored soda minus all the processed sugar, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Water kefir is nature’s way of making soda and by far, one of the healthiest and easiest to make at home.  It grows in a jar, a little like ginger beer, but with extra probiotics.

If you would like to give it a try, find out more about it here and if would like a starter, please contact Debbie at debbiebarazetti@gmail.com  She can tell you more about it, and let you have a 'starter'.  You keep it in the fridge and it's a delicious, cool thirst quencher, packed with natural goodness.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Week 24 2017

Hello!

Last weekend took me over to Sadirac and the pottery fair held at the pottery museum. A beautiful
hot sunny day and plenty to see.  I loved the 'field' of poppies and the man who made everything you could think of for the kitchen.

If you like pottery, there's a pottery fair in Castelmoron D'Albret this coming weekend.  It's a beautiful little village, said to be one of the oldest in the country, and there's a great tea shop with delicious cakes with a hidden garden at the top of the village.

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

Best wishes,
Helen
notjustfortheholidays@orange.fr

Week 24 2017

Monday 12 June

Tuesday 13 June

Wednesday 14 June

Thursday 15 June

Friday 16 June

16 June : Marche Gourmande in Ruch




















16 June : Secret Curry Club in Ste Foy la Grande

Saturday 17 June

17 June : Vide grenier in Puissegan

17 June : Free Wine Tasting every Saturday morning of wines from AOC Sainte Foy Cotes de Bordeaux at the Maison des Vins, Salle Brocca, in Sainte Foy, next door to the former Maison de la Presse. Each week will celebrate a different wine maker.



17 June 13h - 18h : There is a yarn bombing organised by the Caf√© Tricot in Gensac.  All knitters are welcome to come and knit along with them in the afternoon at the Gensak√©. See the village get dressed in wool!




















17 June 15h & 20h30 : 'Vous avez du courrier' a dance show in Castillon at the Cenre Culturel, tickets €9/€5

17 June 18h30 : Marche Gourmande followed by an open air cinema at the Parc de l'Epinette in Libourne



















17 June - 17 September : Art exhibition by 30 artiste in the Logis de Malet and the Tonnellerie Demptos in St Emilion

Sunday 18 June

18 June : Marche de Potiers in Castelmoron d'Albret




















 18 June : Vide Grenier in Ste Foy

18 June : Ski Nautique for children 4 - 10 years old.  A free trial for the children.

18 June : Vide grenier in La Sauve

Coming up...






And finally... 

Have you noticed that there's something going on at the Belvedere on the hilltop behind Pessac?

The Sandifer family have been hard at work creating La Taverne du Belevedere.  With views over the beautiful Dordogne valley, local beers and wines and tapas plates, this is set to be a lovely place to visit.  See the story so far here and watch out for the opening date.