Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Week 22 2016


What do you know about the influential French philosopher Michel Eyquem de Montaigne? Have you ever visited the castle where he was born? Just up the hill from Lamothe Montravel, tucked away behind the small village of St Michel de Montaigne, you will find this magnificent 19th Century chateau.

As famous to the French, as Shakespeare is the the British, Michel de Montaigne wrote over 100 Essays in his lifetime on subjects as varied as ‘That we Laugh and Cry at the Same Time’, ‘Of Thumbs’ or even ‘Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes’.

High on the hill, with a fabulous view over the countryside you can visit the tower where he wrote (and escaped from his wife and mother) and walk through the gardens.

If you’ve never been, take trip up there one afternoon, there’s a lovely English St Michel de Montaigne Major student conducting tours this summer.

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

Week 22 2016

The Epicuriales continue in Bordeaux until 4 June, head over for a bite to eat. Wander through the stalls and make a choice of what you’d like to eat. See more here

Monday 23 May
Tuesday 24 May

Wednesday 25 May

25 – 31 May : The Grandecran in Libourne tickets are all half price.

Thursday 26 May

26 May 19h30 : The Money Monster is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio.  Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Dominic West.

26 May 19h30 : Café Society is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Starring Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg

Friday 27 May

27 May 14h : Café Society is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne     

27 May : Chateau Franc Le Fleur in St Magne de Castillon invites you to a concert and tasting.  Les Frerots in concert, tasting from 19h.

27 May  : Gluten Freaks will be playing at La Poutre in Beaupouyet.

27 May 20h15 : La Fille du Far-West is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
La fanciulla del West is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco.

Saturday 28 May

28 May 17h30 : Saturday conferences in Gensac.  On the theme of Bordeaux urbanisation,  1850 – today.

28 May : This may be the first night market of the season! Pujols, follow the tennis tournament with a night market and fireworks.

28 May 20h30: Concert at St Syphorien church in Castillon.  Strig quartet plays Haydn, Dvorak and Borodine. Entrance €13

28 May 21h : Le Petit Theatre de Colombier presents La Rose et la Couronne at the Espace Culturel d’Eymet.  Entrance €10

Sunday 29 May

29 May 14h – 18h : Go and celebrate Mother’s Day and the re-opening of The Glass House at Chateau Carbonneau in Pessac.

29 May 16h : Jeune Ballet d’Aquitaine present Danse Creations, in Targon.

29 May 17h : Concert with 2 Pianos and 4 hands at the church in Loubes -Bernac

29 May 19h30 : The Money Monster is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

29 May 20h30 : Café Society is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

29 May 20h45 :The Lady in the Van is showing in VO at la Breche in Ste Foy
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway. Starring  Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings and Jim Broadbent.

Coming up…

31 May 14h : Café Society is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

And finally…

Lots opening up in Ste Foy :
Milly's reopening her shop Saturday 21st June , 67 Rue Victor Hugo St Foy Le Grande selling beautiful fashion items, accessories and gift ideas. Opening times weds-Sat 10-17.30.

Les Halles (where the old Super U was) opening up from 27 May.

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