Monday, 30 April 2012

Week 18 2012


Rain, rain go away… come again another day…

Despite this we have managed to catch some sunshine and get out and about.   The fete local in St-Philippe-du-Seignal on Sunday was dry enough for us to have lunch outside, whilst the boys had a look at the tractors.

Saturday night at the Diner Vigneron was a treat and a half, a beautiful setting at the Salle des Dominicains, and just a ‘few’ local wines to taste.  Many thanks to the viticulteurs for their generosity.

Apparently April showers bring May flowers, but I’ve already seen quite a few out and about and if the river keeps rising I shall have my very own water garden!

Many thanks for all your continuing contributions,

Best wishes,


Week 18

Monday 30 April

30 April : The Libournaise Portes Ouvertes continue this week. For further information about venues see the accompanying posters. For the complete listings go to

Tuesday 1 May

1 May : Marché aux fleurs, Pellegrue
1 May : Marché aux Puces, Vide-greniers, Brocante, Floralie, Marché artisanal à Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon

1 May : Vide greniers a Eynesse, organisé par les écoles d'Eynesse / les Leves et Thoumeyragues
Restauration sur place possible

1 May : Brocante Vide Greniers at place du 19 Mars, Frontenac 33760.

1 mai : Fête des fleurs, marché bio et vide-grenier, Les Quais - 33190 La Reole

1 mai : Foire aux fleurs et à l'artisanat, place du 8 mai 1945 - 33790 Pellegrue.

1 May : 8ème Vide Grenier du Printemps à Montussan 33450

1 May : Vide Grenier and Omelette a l’aillet at St Laurent des Vignes.

1 May 18h : My Week with Marilyn is showing in VO at le Rex in La Reole.
Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.  Starring Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh.

Wednesday 2 May

Thursday 3 May

Friday 4 May

4 May 21h : Jamaican reggae star Rod Taylor is backed by The Positive Roots Band for a concert at Rocksane, 14 bis rue POZZI, Bergerac. Tickets are €14 in advance and €16 on the door. Telephone: 05 53 63 03 70.  For further details visit

4 May 20h30 :  Ensemble Instrumental de la Dordogne, Eglise Notre Dame, Bergerac.  Claude Debussy, Samual Barber, Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc.  Entree €15 Reservations 05 53 58 06 43

Saturday 5 May

5 mai 9h à 19h: Foire aux Fleurs et aux Miels.  Place Abel Surchamp , Libourne
Vente de fleurs, de plantes ainsi que dégustation et ventes de miels des apiculteurs libournais.

5 May : La 4ème édition du Rando Tour : Vignonet
Pour cette nouvelle édition il vous sera proposé 4 parcours de randonnées inédits (15 km - 25 km - 35 km - 45 km) avec chacun départ et arrivée de la commune de Vignonet, et ravitaillement tous les 5 km.
Tous les 4 vous permettront de profiter des paysages de la juridiction de Saint Emilion qui sont classés au patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco  .
Nous serons ravi de vous accueillir aussi nombreux que les années précédentes !
Billetterie prochaine à l'office de tourisme de St Emilion.

5 May : Vide Armoires at Riberac.

Gourmet wine & cheese pairing discovery soiree

This Saturday 5 May 2012 -4pm-7pm our A rare orchid at the bottom of Hillside parcel
gourmet cheese and wine pairing event starts at 4pm with a walk in the vines to look for orchids. Around 5pm we return to the light filled new tasting room for a sit down pairing of cheeses with a selection of 6 wines including fabulous new vintages that we have just bottled.
La Source White and Cheese
Prepare yourself for an evening of exploration and FUN. You will learn more than you imagined possible about cheese pairing but you will also help us discover the perfect pairings for the new wines just bottled for our pairing lunches . We guarantee you some eurekas about wiWine Class Christmasne and cheese.
This event is 10 euro per person (it is free for vine share club members. If you would like to join contact caro for details). Please let us know ASAP if you wish to book - spaces are limited. |

5 May : Quiz Night at Domaine Chater, Duras. Tables of 6 people, 15€ per person which includes entry to the quiz, a bottle of award winning Chater wine for each table and a delicious two course meal (salad buffet plus dessert). Early booking will be absolutely essential!
To make a reservation (we will make the tables up if you book less than 6 places) please call us on or or email us at

5 -6 May 10h - 19h : Festival des Potiers, Place de la Republic, Bergerac

5 May : Concert de trois Chorales : Chorale Crescendo,Chorale de Lège et Chorale de Pessac. Chef des trois choeurs : Mme Audrey Lorandeau. Eglise, 33670 Creon Tarif Plein : Adulte 10 € Tarif Réduit : de 12 à 18 ans : 5 € Gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans. 05 56 23 35 48

Sunday 6 May

6 May : Bergerac monthly flea market, on the first Sunday of every month, held at the Place de la Myrte, Bergerac.

Coming up…

Don't forget to look at the pages for the upcoming months, you can find them on the right hand side of the blog.  They have details of events coming up in the future.

Tuesday 8 May – Victory 1945 Holiday

8 May : Foire aux fleurs et à l'artisanat.  La bastide de Monségur organise sa traditionnelle foire aux fleurs et à l'artisanat ce mardi 8 Mai. Venez flâner autour de la halle de la bastide et venez découvrir tous nos exposants prêts à vous accueillir et vous conseiller.

8th May - Brocante - Pessac sur Dordogne

Dear All

Following the success of last year’s Party in the Park, a similar evening has been planned for 2012.

I have attached the details for you to read and forward to your friends (please!). The date will be Wednesday 11th July, starting at 19h00. The evening will finish around 23h00. The ticket price for this year will be 20 euros per person to include a bottle of wine, see below.

As before you can bring your own picnic – be it nibbles or a full-blown supper. But, this year, a bottle of Chateau Fayolle Luzac’s wine has been included in the ticket price. The choice will be their traditional Bergerac Rouge, Bergerac Rose or Montravel Dry White. You will be able to enjoy the wine during the evening or take it away with you. Extra wine, beer and water will be on sale during the evening.

The gates will be open for parking from 18h00 – and no earlier. Parking is fairly limited so we would ask you to make up car loads wherever possible, rather than come with just two in the car.

A lot of people got up to dance last year which was fun – but the ladies may want to consider flat shoes for this year as dancing on the grass isn’t that easy. You may also want to consider bringing a lantern or candles to give your space a bit more light and atmosphere. There will be good lighting to see you out to the car park at the end of the evening.

As last year I would ask you to book your tickets through me and send a cheque, post dated to 10th July so that the cheque can be destroyed or returned should the event have to be cancelled due to bad weather. I will send you an e-ticket which will have space for you to indicate your choice of wine – when you arrive you can take this ticket to the bar where your bottles of wine will be given to you.

Ticket numbers are strictly limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. So don’t delay.

Best wishes

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