Monday, 14 October 2013

Week 42 2013

Plenty to see and buy in Rauzan.
We put the heating on and lit the first fire of the season, I think that autumn has arrived!  We did have good luck when we went to the Brocante at Rauzan on Friday, the sun shone and we happily wandered round the stalls outside. 
Anything and everything...

This weekend the Cercle Esprit 77, a group of 12 women in Castillon, are holding their first Salon du bien-être et de la beauté.  This event consists of 26 stands celebrating all things beauty and well-being for the body and soul.  There will be plenty of opportunities to meet and try various treatments and therapies such as reflexology and the use of essential oils, massage and even a medium.

During the day they will be joined by groups from l’Amicale laïque who offer dance classes as well as yoga and taï-chi throughout the year.  It’s free to visit, and living in rural France it’s a rare chance to have such a collection of therapies under the same roof, and at the same time!  To find out more see the article in the Sud-Ouest
Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne have a great week – I’m always on the look out for events to publicise, so please don’t hesitate to send me any events you’d like included.

Best wishes,


Week 42 2013

Monday 14 October

Tuesday 15 October

Wednesday 16 October

16 October 16h : Blue Jasmine is playing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
A New York socialite deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...  Starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard.

Thursday 17 October

17 October 19h : Jeudis du Jazz.  The 13/14 season of Thursday Jazz starts with a free concert at the Espace Culturel de Creon.  Featuring Akoda Quintet (Afro Jazz) and Chateau de la Ligne (tasting).  To find out more and how to reserve (recommended) go to

17 October 19h30 : Blue Jasmine is playing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.  
Friday 18 October

18 October 14h : Blue Jasmine is playing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

18 – 19 – 20 October : Les Mongolfiades de St Emilion.  Starting on Friday evening at 18h there is a free Night Glow Show at Chateau Soutard in St Emilion. The show features a choreographed musical display by the balloonists.  There are 5 opportunities to take a ride in a balloon, 3 evenings and 2 mornings over the weekend.  To find out more go to

Saturday 19 October

19 October 10h – 18h : Salon du Bien Etre et de la Beaute. Held at the Centre Cultural in Castillon.  Free entry.

19 October 16h : Blue Jasmine is playing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

19 – 20 October : Vide Grenier at the Stade de Rugby in Coutras


19 – 20 October : Concours de pistage français organisé par l’Amicale canine.  Organised by the Dog Training group in Pineuilh, this weekend they are hosting A Dog tracking event. To find out more go to
Sunday 20 October

20 October : Marche d’Automne at St Magne de Castillon.

20 October : Marché fermier d'automne, vide-grenier, at Le Pizou.  Over 100 stands

20 October : St Emilion semi marathon (also a 5km race).  It’s not too late to subscribe to the marathon (you can even just turn up on the day) which starts and finishes in Montagne and passes through Lussac and Puisseguin.  To find out more, go to

20 October 15h30 : A Concert featuring the Chorale des Bastides at the Church (not the Temple) in Pessac.  Entrance €7

Coming up…


And finally…

Our last home-grown tomato salad.

1 comment:

  1. We have also put our heating on, and are eating our last tomatoes