Monday, 3 August 2015

Week 32 2015

Go Froom...e!

This is Christophe Froome’s long awaited French race!  For one day only he will be racing at the world famous Critérium in Castillon-la-Bataille.  Shrouded in secrecy, the publicity shy Critérium has done itself proud this year! But… thanks to the Castillon Tourist Office I have a map of the route to share and further information to help you plan a visit.

Thank you to Castillon Tourist Office for the map.

The winner's podium
The race takes the form of 30 laps of the 3km circuit marked with red arrows.  The race itself starts at 17h.  Though the whole event will start at 9am when the roads will be closed (I think) and the area to the right of the green circle will be filled with activity. Driving along the route today, the flags were up and the names in true cycling tradition, had already been painted on the roads.

Entrance to watch the race and have ‘access most areas’ is €17 per person.  This allows you to wander the length of the course and be a whisker away from the cyclists.  It is suggested that you park in the village and walk up to course, take the road towards the train station, and then turn left. Parking at Leader Price will allow you to follow the road up behind the train line and get in that way.

The critérium has a web page and feel free to contact M. Georges BARRIERE 06 86 83 28 12
for more information.
If you go, and take any photos I’d love to see them.  We might even go too.

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

Best wishes, and many thanks for all the kind words and messages about the chickens.  They will be replaced.


Week 32 2015


7 July _ 27 August : Vigne et Vin, taste and discover the wines at the Domaine du Siorac, at St Aubin
de Cadelech

Monday 3 August

3 August 21h : Concert at the Church in Castillon

Tuesday 4 August

4 August : Critérium at Castillon la Bataille.

4 August : St Emilion Night market  – Park Guadet

4 August : Eymet Marche nocturne

4 August : Castillon la Bataille Night Market… will Christopher Froome go there after his race ?

4 August : Concert at Pellegrue as part of the Gironde Chamber Orchestra Summer season.

Wednesday 5 August

5 August : Monsegur night market

5 August : Blasimon Market Gourmande- Featuring Carpe Diem, Rock

Thursday 6 August

6 August 18h30 : Aperatif Musical at the Vieille Halle in Gensac

6 August : Marche des Producteurs Ste Foy la Grande Terrasse François Mitterrand

6 August : Duras night market featuring Mickael Vigneau (accordéoniste nouvelle génération)

6 August : Eglisottes night market

6 August : Les Jeudis Gourmands Parc Gabriel Forestier Eymet

Friday 7 August

7 August : Vernissage for art Exhibition by Claude Millet at the Vitrine, At thee Leclerc, Grand Pineuilh.

7 August : Pellegrue night market

7 August : Villefranche de Longchat Marche Gourmande

7 August 21h : Concert by the Gironde Chamber Orchestra at the church, Lapouyade

7 August : Jazz sur les Quais at Porte Ste Foy featuring live Very Hot Jazz by the Mississippi Jazzband

7 August 20h30 : Karacole Jazz/Swing/Soul concert at La Terrasse Rouge. 

Saturday 8 August

8 August : Fete du vin at the Chai in Ste Foy la Grande.


8 August : Marche de Producteurs at Domaine de la Tuilerie, Loubes Bernac

8 August 17h : Concert Musica Nobile at Saint Astier de Duras


8 August : St Seurin de Prats night market

8 August : Marche Nocturne at St Jean de Blaignac.


8 August : Marche Gourmande at St Meard de Gurcon


8 August 21h : Concert at the church in St Quentin de Baron as part of the Gironde Chamber Orchestra season.

Sunday 9 August

9 August : Vide Grenier at Pujols

9 August : Vide grenier at Pellegrue

9 August : Vide Grenier at Monfaucon

Coming up…


And finally…

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