Monday, 26 August 2013

Week 35 2013


This week is Franco-British Week, a week of events in the Pays Foyen which are specifically aimed at forging friendships between the French and the British people living in the region.  To find out more and to see the full programme visit

This week also sees the last night market in many villages – so if you haven’t managed to visit one yet then it’s not too late.

Whatever you see and do in the area, have a good week,

Best wishes,

Week 35 2013

Monday 26 August

24 August:  Ste Foy la Grande & La Roquille :  Start of the Franco-British Week (FBW).  Art exhibition by 3 leading professional artists, Salle Paul Broca.  For details   
Franco-British dinner at Chez les Zucc’s in La Roquille.

26 August :  Velines:  FBW, Les Jardins de Sardy, guided tour in English, and /or lunch on reservation. Bookings to Caroline Elliott, 06 34 96 81 92 and in the evening a meal followed by an English film.  For details see,

Tuesday 27 August

27 August: Port Ste Foy & Ste Foy la Grande:  FBW,  Tennis friendly morning.  Wine tasting at Cave Largnere with Michel Baraton in afternoon and a Gourmet buffet at La Cote Bastide in the evening.
For details of reservations, see

27 August : Final Night market in Castillon-la-Bataille

27 August : Last of the night markets in Eymet.

Wednesday 28 August

28 August 15h : Atelier Enfant ‘Les senteurs du marche’ at the Vitrine du Pays Foyen. A smelly quiz to entertain and amuse the children. €3

28 August:  Ste Foy la Grande & Pineuilh :  FBW, wine tasting at Cave Largnere in afternoon,  Old fashion children’s games from 3pm and in the evening a Quiz Franco-British in Salle des Fetes, Pineuilh.  For details of reservations, see

Thursday 29 August

29 August:  Ste Foy la Grande & Riocaud:  FBW, Guided tour of Ste Foy la Grande in the morning and dinner with Jazz at La Maison dans les Vignes. For details of reservations

29 August : Soiree Moules Frites at the Canoe Club at Pessac.  Reservations recommended.

29 August : Night market at Duras.  Entertainment by All’Rhoma, French variety

Friday 30 August

30 August: Port Ste Foy & Ste Foy la Grande: FBW, a tennis friendly morning, in the afternoon a special wine tasting plus truffles at Cave Lagnere and a Darts night with Fish & Chips at the Comptoir (Café) Des Sports.  For details see,
30 August : Les Festoyennes at Ste Foy la Grande including an opportunity to try canoeing, a walking tasting tour, live music, a giant pic-nic and fireworks.  For the full programme go to

30 August : Night market at Villefranche de Lonchat30 August 

18h30 : Marche Gourmand at Place Abel Surchamp in Libourne.

30 – 31 August : Pays de Montagne ‘Faites de Velo en famille’ A weekend of activities centering around all things bike.

Saturday 31 August

31 August:  Ste Foy la Grande:  FBW,  An evening of a dinner with an English film.  For details see,

31 August : Night market at Doulezon

Sunday 1 September

1 September : Brocante vide-grenier in Lussac

1 September : Brocante vide-greniers in Monsegur

1 September : Vide greniers  at the Espace chandos base nautique in Montpon Menesterol

1 September : Brocante in Blasimon

1 September:  Porte Ste Foy:  The FBW closes with a Grand Picnic  in the Stade Mezieres Rugby Stadium, with music, games, petanque, pony rides and “The Best Hat Competition” .  For full details see

1 September : Fete les vines de l’Entre-deaux-mers in Sadirac. To find out more go to


1 September : La Fete a Leo in St Emilion.  To see the full programme go to 

1 September : Night Market at St Seurin de Prats

Coming up…

And finally…

If you were one of the unlucky people who bought a ticket for the Battle of Castillon on the evenings when the weather caused the cancellations then it’s not too late to apply for a refund.
Contact the battle office (in English – it’s not a problem)  by phone 05 57 40 14 53, or by email  and you will be entitled to be reimbursed.

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