Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Week 31 2013


Please excuse the delay in posting – the combination of wild electrical storms and liveboxes does not make a blog a simple process…  Still experiencing a few problems, so if you have sent an email with information I may not have found it yet…

Here’s a view of Ste Foy I wasn’t expecting to see last week!  Told to be ready to go out on Thursday afternoon, but no idea where… A little later I found myself at the airport in Ste Foy about to take a trip in a glider!  With clear blue skies and very little wind we soared above the Dordogne and over Ste Foy. An amazing experience :) 
If you are looking for things to do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne area, there is plenty to do, have a look below.

Have a great week,
Best wishes,

Week 31

25 July – 16 August : L’Ete Musical en Bergerac http://www.festivalbergerac.com/

Monday 29 July

Tuesday 30 July

30 July : Etape Gourmande Castillon-la-Bataille "L'Etape gourmande" animations place du XIV juillet de 9h00 à 13h00 avec Julie Andrieu et Joël Dupuch. Expositions, marché gourmand, jeux.

30 July 17h : Criterium Cycliste in Castillon La Bataille.  32 laps round a 4 km uphill course (and a bit of downhill!) on the slopes of Belves.  Featuring some of the riders hot from the Tour de France, unfortunately not Chris Froome this year, but he was here a few years ago!  This year we have Alberto CONTADOR, Richie PORTE and Thomas VOECKLER.  To see the line-up go to http://www.castillonlabataille.fr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=278&Itemid=1

30 July : Soiree en Rose Blanc.  An evening dedicated to tasting local Rose and white wines to the festive sounds of the bandas.  Call ahead to reserve a plate of tapas 05 57 41 21 79.  To add to the fun, wear something pink!


30 July – 5 August : Exhibition by Painter Jeanne-Marie Musset at the Salle du Logis de Malet, Place Meyret, Saint Emilion

30 July  - Night market in Saint Emilion, Parc Guadet

30 July – Night market  in Eymet, Place de la Bastide. Over 60 stands.

30 July – Castillon la Bataille Night market, by the river.  There will be music and dancing
30 July - Le Pizou Night market

Wednesday 31 July

31 July : Party in the Park at Chateau Fayolle Luzac in Fougeuyrolles 33220

31 July -  Blasimon Night market. Entertainment by Folk/Pop group Terres Blanches
31 July – Monsegur Night market

Thursday 1 August

1 August 18h30 : Aperitif Musical by the Orchestre de CHambre de la Gironde at the Vieille Halle in Gensac.  Free Entry

1 August : Battle of Castillon.  Gates open at 19h, lots to do, see and eat before the amazing show 
starts as the evening gets dark at 22h30. http://www.batailledecastillon.com/

1 August : Guided historical tour through Castillon before heading over to the Battle

1 August : Gourmet Treasure Hunt in Ste Foy la Grande.  This unusual treasure hunt will introduce you to some local artists and shopkeepers in the heart of the old town.  For more information visit Vac’Dor Voyages by the Grand Pineuilh Leclerc.

1 August : Wine and Cheese evening.  An evening on a vineyard, when the winemaker joins with a cheese maker to make delicious flavour combinations in a beautiful setting.  .  For more information visit Vac’Dor Voyages by the Grand Pineuilh Leclerc.

1 August 21h15 : Guided flamelit historic walk through Ste Foy la Grande.

1 August – Night market  Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, Terrasse François Mitterand.  Entertainment by Atmosphere Guingette

1 August  Night market  in Duras.  Entertainment by George Smith – pop/rock/folk
Friday 2 August

2 August : Battle of Castillon. Annual re-enactment of the last battle of the Hundred Years War.  Watch this amazing show set in a huge open-air stage on the hills behind Castillon.  http://www.batailledecastillon.com/

2 August : Guided historical tour through Castillon before heading over to the Battle

2 August  17h - 19h: Vitrine du Pays Foyen Wine class : Appellation Bordeau and Bordeaux Superieur  €18/workshop. Contact Frédérique LEUSIE
" Association des Vignes aux Vins en Pays Foyen"
Centre commercial Grand Pineuilh
Avenue de la Résistance
Mail -

2 August – St Michel de Montagne Night market
2 August - Villefranche de Lonchat Night market
2 – 10 August : 22nd edition of the international festival of street art in Libourne.  Over 140 shows in the town over the week.  To see the full programme go to http://www.festarts.com/

Saturday 3 August

3 August : Battle of Castillon http://www.batailledecastillon.com/

3 August : Guided historical tour through Castillon before heading over to the Battle

3 August - St Méard de Gurçon Night market

3 August : Dinner and Jazz in Gensac.

3 – 4 August : Loubes Bernac en fete!  On Saturday commencing at 7pm, in front of the Marie, a dinner and dancing.  The menu, Aperitif,Melon, salad compose, Grilled lamb, French beans, salad and cheese, fruit tart and coffee with wine.  20 euros with children under 12, 10 euros.
Please remember to bring your own plates, cutlery and glasses.  On Sunday in
addition to rambles both on foot and motor bikes, a wine fair, a vide
greniers there will be throughout the day, a soap box derby for
professionals and amateurs.  The day will finish with a fire work display.
At noon there is Paella for lunch, adults 13 euros under 12, 7 euros and at
7pm a grill at 8 euros.   Reservations must be made for all the meals before
1st August either at La Poste in Loubes-Bernac, Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to
noon, on 05 53 92 77 00 or in the evenings at 05 53 94 77 90 or 05 53 94 74
19.  For more information , but not reservations, e-mail
3 August 21h : Eté en Concerto at  Ste Croix du Mont Church
Vivaldi - Concerto pour basson en fa, RV 488
soliste : Diego Chenna
Grieg - Suite Holberg
Villa Lobos - Ciranda das sete notas
soliste : Diego Chenna
Mozart - Divertimento en ré, KV251

3 – 18 August : Les Arts au Chateau in Saussignac.  Watercolours and pastels.  Featuring Peter Thomas, Lelie Abadie, Jean Claude Papeix and Jean Charles Peyrouny

3 – 4 – 5 August : Fete Local in Montcaret.  Starting on Saturday with a disco at 22h.

Sunday 4 August

4 August : Brocante in Gensac – this in BIG!

4 August : Brocante Vide greniers at Branne.

4 August : Festivities continue in Montcaret with a collection of historic vehicles and a live evening show.  Find out who is performing and more details http://www.montcaret.fr/?page_id=452

4 August : Vide Greniers at Doulezon 33350

4 August : Soap Box Darby at Loubes Bernac as part of their fete.  Also a vide grenier and wine fair.

4 August : Vide grenier, arts and crafts and an exhibition of old cars at Cleyrac
4 August 17h : Concert - ORFEO DI CRACOVIA : Händel - Teleman
Eglise de Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes,
Händel - Teleman
Direction : JP. MENUGE
Entrée 12€ - Etudiant 8€ (gratuité -12 ans)
* concert suivi du verre de l'amitié
4 August 18h : Eté en Concerto by Orchestre de Chambre de la Gironde
Gensac Church.
Vivaldi - Concerto pour basson en fa, RV 488
soliste : Diego Chenna
Grieg - Suite Holberg
Villa Lobos - Ciranda das sete notas
soliste : Diego Chenna
Mozart - Divertimento en ré, KV251

Coming up…

CONCERT:  "Les cordes et voix magiques d'Ukraine" un concert exceptionnel  le lundi 5 août à 20h45 au centre culturel de Castillon Entrée 15 euros, gratuit pour les moins de 12 ans.  Réservations possibles par Email: jeanmarclachaize019@orange.fr

"Music for the Queen"
Coubeyrac - lundi 5 août 21h
musique baroque à la cour d’Angleterre
Annabelle Cavalli, flûte à bec / Florian Vogt, clavecin
Orchestre de Chambre de la Gironde

5 August : Disco and Fireworks in Montcaret to close the fete.

And finally…
Franco British Week part 2  

This is to whet your appetite for the FBW with descriptions of some of the events which make up our week of “camaraderie” between the French and English speaking communities.
The Week has as its precursor, an art exhibition, from 21st to 25th August in Salle Paul Broca in the square of Ste Foy la Grande.  This will have the works of 3 artists who live and work in Pays Foyen.  Peter Thomas (pastels) and to know more see his web site www.peterthomaspastels.com Ule Berger a sculptor, and Claude Groschene a water colourist whose work you can find on www.boutiquedesartistes.fr 
How about combining an evening at the cinema, with an English language film, together with an Italian meal Restaurant Luceti in rue Victor Hugo are offering  a special Resto-Cine meal at 16 Euros together with a ticket for Cinema La Breche which will be showing the English language films on Monday 26 August and Saturday 31 August.  Reservations are essential on 05 57 41 24 50
For more information keep reading this blog!!

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