Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Week 43 & 44


This is the third time I’ve been thwarted in my efforts to see the balloons in St Emilion.  Setting the alarm for ‘extremely early’ and heading off to St Emilion on Saturday morning I followed the convoy up to the chateau just north of the village.  Unfortunately the wind was too strong and after a couple of tester party balloons were filled with helium and set free, the morning flights were cancelled. 

But I do have this photo from the Tourisme Saint-Emilion Facebook page where you can also see other beautiful photos from the morning when the balloons did take off.

Notjustfortheholidays is taking a holiday, so this week I have 2 weeks of events combined.  If you have an event you would like to share, please add it as a comment at the bottom of the page for all to see.

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions over the next fortnight, have a great time.
Best wishes,

Week 43 2014

Monday 20 October

Tuesday 21 October

21 October 14h30 : Gone Girl is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?  Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris

Wednesday 22 October

22 October : Halloween comes to Chateau de Vayres.

22 – 28 October : Operation Band of Brothers.  A Bilingual Exhibition at the Pineuilh Salle de Fetes

Thursday 23 October

23 October 21h30 : Gone Girl is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

Friday 24 October
24 – 25 – 26 October : Flaujagues celebrates the Fete de la St Martin.  3 days of festivities, starting with a Belote competition.

Saturday 25 October

25 October : Dinner Dance in Flaujagues featuring everyone’s favourite accordionist Mikael Vigneau.  Reservations 05 57 40 25 70/ 05 57 40 07 65

25 October : Celebrate the Gerbebaude (the end of the harvest) in Ste Magne de Castillon.  Reservations 06 10 62 29 50

25 -26 October : The clocks change and they go back an hour… an extra hour in bed!


Sunday 26 October
26 October : Brocante Vide Greniers in Flaujagues

26 October : Les puces au Cœur de la Bastide at Ste Foy la Grande.

26 October : Antiquite Brocante in Galgon

26 October : Vide grenier St Magne de Castillon

26 October : Halloween comes to Château de Vayres

26 October 20h30 : Gone Girl is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

26 October 20h30 : Magic in the Moonlight is showing in VO at the Granceran in Libourne
Stanley is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie and her scheming mother. However, the more time he spends with her, he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her.  Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden

Week 44 2014

Monday 27 October

Tuesday 28 October

28 October 14h : Magic in the Moonlight is showing in VO at the Granceran in Libourne

Wednesday 29 October

29 October : Halloween comes to Chateau de Vayres

Thursday 30 October

Friday 31 October

31 October : Halloween comes to Duras, dress up and join in the family fun!

Saturday 1 November - Jour Ferie, La Toussaint

Many Christians honour the lives of their deceased relatives and all the saints on All Saints' Day (La Toussaint). They visit special church services and place flowers on family graves, usually chrysanthemums.

1 November : Bourse aux Vetements et Jouets at Pessac sur Dordogne


Sunday 2 November

Coming up…

And finally…

I may not have seen balloons in St Emilion, but later that same day there were Harley Davidsons a plenty!

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