Monday, 16 July 2012

Week 29 2012

At Issigeac fair

Hooray!  The sun has got his hat on...

We went to the willow weaving fair in Issigeac, there was lots to see, incuding some lovely sculptural pieces as well as every kind of basket shape you could think of... and of course I came away with a basket.

Driving through Castillon is not for those in a hurry right now, the road works will last at least 6 months.  If you are approaching from Ste Foy direction, I recommend turning left off the main road just after Lamothe Montravel and following the river road into Castillon.  (It goes past the Talbot Monument).  This road will bring you out at a little bridge by the camping site in Castillon.  From there stay by the river, then cross over the stone bridge, turn right at the Plage and then back over the metal bridge, and follow the signs for Libourne and it will bring you out at Leclerc.

Another option is to continue into Castillon (from Lamonthe) and at the Leader Price store turn right, over the railway bridge and turn left and continue along this road ( it has some speed humps) following the route of the railway line.
Cross over one little crossroads and continue to the MAIN road Castillon to St Genes de Castillon D17.
If you turn left here it will only take you back into the centre of Castillon so I suggest that you continue straight over and take the next on the left which comes out at the roundabout by Leclerc. (Thank you AW)

The Battle of Castillon starts this weekend.  I'm a great fan and if you haven't been to see it yet, then you really should, and if you have - well it changes a little every year and there's always something new to see.

Have a lovely week,

Best wishes,

Week 29

Les Grands Crus Musicaux continues throughout this week.

The Angel’s Share is showing in VO every day of the week at Libourne Grandsecran at 16h10.

Monday 16 July

16 juillet 20h30 : Château Pape-Clément, Pessac
Emmanuel ROSSFELDER, Guitare

16 July 21h : The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is showing in VO at Le Club Cinema, La Roche-Chalais.
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.  Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith.

Tuesday 17 July

17 juillet 20h30 : Château Pape-Clément, Pessac
Emmanuel ROSSFELDER, Guitare

Wednesday 18 July

18 July 18h30 : Expo phonie.  Willows, a folk duo in Concert at the Salle Cascante in Castillon. Also, a photograph exhibition by Florent Pacaud.

Thursday 19 July
19 July 21h : The Deep Blue Sea is showing in VO at the Eden at Monsegur.
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.  Starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston.

19 July 18h : Invitation au Vernissage at Chateau Monlau, 33420 Moulon.  A Sculpture Exhibition.
19 July  : Night market at Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.  There are also ‘Visites aux flambeaux de la Bastide de Sainte-Foy’, contact the tourist office for further information 05 57 46 03 00

19 Juillet 20h30 : Château d'Yquem, Sauternes
Duo Violoncelle - Piano
Quatuor PRAZAK, Violoncelle
Claire-Marie LE GUAY, Piano

19 July : Duras night market featuring  Mickael Vigneau (accordion).
19h July : 1er Marche nocturne BIO de Gironde at Barsac
19, 20, 21, 22 July  : Saint emilion Jazz festival.  For all information and listings, go to

Friday 20 July

20 July : The opening night of the Battle of Castillon. For more information go to  (and put the sound on…)

20 July 19h : Jazz in the Vines at Domaine Chater.

20 July :   Saint emilion Jazz festival.  For all information and listings, go to

Saturday 21 July

21 July : Vide greniers at Vignonet 33330.

21 - 22 July : Fete locale Les Leves at Thoumeyragues

21 - 22 juilet de 10h à 19h : Jour Nez des senteurs - Les Grandes Heures de Saint-Emilion
Saint-Emilion - Cloître de l'Eglise collégiale
Jardin oriental, plantes aromatiques, huiles essentielles, produits de beauté, produits fermiers, vins.

21 July : Saint emilion Jazz festival.  For all information and listings, go to

21 Juillet 20h30 : Château Lascombes, Margaux
Giovanni BELUCCI, Piano
J'organise un chantier participatif enduit terre les 21 et 22 juillet . Il sera filmé par la chaine anglaise de télévision ITV qui diffusera l'émission en octobre .
Vous pouvez amener amis et enfants , les repas sont offerts sur place , le lieu offre des possibilités de divertissement : étang, barque, forêt...
Contactez-moi au 0553801413 ou par email,
A bientôt ,
21 July 19h 30 Marche Nocturne at St Jean de Blaignac.

21 July : The Battle of Castillon.  For more information go to  (and put the sound on…)

21 Juillet 16h00 : Concert OPUS JAM Jazz, Pop, Soul, Gospel
Saint-Emilion - Eglise Collégiale
Concert gratuit
Dans le cadre des Collégiades de Saint-Emilion.

Sunday 22 July

22 July 10h30 – 18h : Marche a la Ferme at Moulin de Moustelat, Pessac-sur-Dordogne.

22nd July 10h30 : Fete Cantonal at Villefranche de Lonchat   with a parade of interesting cars and floats and lots of other things going on in the centre. There is also a circus big top which is set up for lunches at 20 euro a head and entertainment is usually with a bandas playing - a very popular annual event

22 July : Large Vide greniers at Coutras.

22 July : Vide greniers at Montagne 33370

22 July : Vide greniers at Les Leves et Thoumeyragues 33220

22 July : Les Puces de Coeur de Bastide at Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

22 July : Vide greniers/brocante at Ruch.  Including expo des motos, courses et randos, concours de velos fleuris.  At 20h repas moules frites avec accordéoniste Michael Vigneau.

22 July : Saint emilion Jazz festival.  For all information and listings, go to

22 July 12h15 : Lamothe Montravel organise un repas Entrecote

22 July Marche Nocturne at Flaujagues

Coming up…

And finally…

The little Bateau de Promenade at Ste Foy has been launched - and the Promenades are in the afternoon. However it's best for people to check the timings etc. with the Bureau de Tourisme 0557 46 03 00.

Sunflowers - even if the sun doesn't shine.

One more thing ... I received this plea about a lost dog...
This little dog is about 3 to 5 years old, very well behaved but lost. His micro chip is not french. No shelter can take him that I have tried, only the SPA, we are running out of time to find him a new home. Can you or anyone else you know help either by giving us info on shelters or offering him a home or temporary adoption? Contact

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