Monday, 25 June 2012

Week 26 2012

Espiet - not just a brocante/vide-grenier

What is the difference between a Brocante and a Vide-grenier?

According to my dictionary, a Vide-grenier is a bric-a-brac sale and a Brocante is bric-a-brac trade or a flea market.  At the other end of the dictionary a Boot Sale translates as a Brocante and a flea market as a marche aux puces.  So, in theory a Vide-grenier is empty your attic, a sort of cross between a car-boot sale, a flea market and a yard sale.  On the other hand, a brocante is… (answers on a postcard please…) ?

St Pey d'Armens
Nevertheless, there are plenty coming up and you never know what you might discover, I know someone who found a diamond ring in a €1 box of junk jewellery.

This is also the season of Night Markets.  BL tells me that the one at St-Seurin-de Prats on Sunday was a great success with lots of people.  From mid-July it should be possible to find one most evenings of the week.  If you know about one that isn’t mentioned then you can always add it in the form of a comment at the bottom of the page – it can even be anonymous.

Have a good week,

Best wishes,


Week 26 2012

Pour la 2ème année,l'Office de Tourisme du Lussacais en partenariat avec les viticulteurs du territoire, vous invite à participer au mélange intime du monde de L'Art et celui du Vin...  For more information go to

Monday 25 June

Tuesday 26 June

Wednesday 27 June

27 June 17h30 : Moonrise Kingdom is showing in VO at the Rex in La Reole.
Comedy set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down -- which might not be such a bad thing.  Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Kara Hayward.

Thursday 28 June

28 June 21h : On the Road is showing in VO at the Eden in Monsegur.
Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

28 June – 1 July : Bordeaux wine Fair. Lovers of wine, food, celebration, and culture are cordially invited to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Bordeaux Wine Festival. Visitors can also take part in various activities in order to discover the architectural beauty of Bordeaux (listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO), its cultural assets and surrounding vineyards, as well as the many attractions of the Aquitaine.  For more information go to

Friday 29 June                                                                       

29 June 20h30 : Repas Paella at Castillon.

Saturday 30 June
 30 June : Vide Grenier and  Soirée Basque at Sainte Radegonde.


30 June – 1 July : Fete du Village at Les Salles de Castillon.  Held at Château de Clotte, vide grenier, animations and marche des produit locaux.  Soiree : bal, repas gasrtonomique

30 June 18h: St Jean de Blaignac Fete la Musique.  Concert Amateur et Marche Gourmande.  For more information, including the live bands go to
Sunday 1 July

1 July : 1er Festival Les Manivelles de Cyrano, Marche aux Puces – Brocante in Bergerac.  Followed by a Diner and chansons.
1 July : Vide greniers in Pineuilh at the Place de la Mairie

1 July : 28eme Foire Brocante Vide-grenier at Flaujagues.  This one is usually quite big, along the river and round in front of the church and the Mairie.

1 July : Vide Greniers at Nerigean 33750. At the Salle polyvalente.

1 July : Vide-grenier at Fronsac

1 July : Vide grenier at Etang de Lamothe-Montravel.

1 July 17h: Concert de L’Harmonie Salembraise.  Take a picnic and enjoy the music at the Place de l’eglise, St Germain.

1 July : Gensac - Arts/Gastro/Vin Night Market.
The first Gensac Night Market of 2012 is on Sunday 1st July.

Food will be available from Les Remparts, Café de la Paix, goat's cheese from the farm in Pessac, vegetarian brochettes from le Gensake, Moroccan pastries, snails (I think) from Massugas and bread, pastries and as much flan as you can eat from the Boulangerie.

Wine will be available from Chateau de Claribes (including Rosé 2011 - the double award winning, delicious summer must-have!) , Chateau Fontana and Moulin de Moustelat.

Other stands will be there, for example sweets, jewelry, soft drinks, etc.

Music, dancing, eating, drinking, good company ....... hope to see you there from 7:30pm onwards!
Best regards,
Helen K
Château de Claribès
Grand Vin de Bordeaux

Coming up…

Randonnée nocturne : Mardi 3 juillet, départ 21h place de l’église à Saussignac, boucle de 7km environ, au retour soupe à l’oignon. Participation 5€

There are also some places left for the Cartoon Drawing and Photography Courses held at Chez Castillon.  To find out more visit them at

There are still some tickets available for the Party in the Park, and yesterday I saw a fabulous candelabra that would be perfect for such an event. 

And finally, the dog has gone to a good home. :)


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