Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Week 17 2018

Maybe I'm obsessed with blossoms... they've been a long time coming!  But I'm rather proud of this year's show!

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

Best wishes,

Week 17
20 April - 8 May : Brocante des Quinconces in Bordeaux

Monday 23 April

Tuesday 24 April

Wednesday 25 April

Thursday 26 April

Friday 27 April

27 April 18h30: Concert du Vivre Ensemble at the Centre Culturel in Castillon-la Bataille

27 April 20h30 : La Mer Entre Nous - concert in the Salle des Fetes in St Seurin de Prats

27 April 21h : discover more about La Sauve Majeure

Saturday 28 April

28 April : Foire aux fleurs et aux miels - flowers and honey in the central square in Libourne (Place Abel Surchamp)

28 April 19h : Piano recital at the vieux Couvert in Gensac, featuring Steffi Kopfler.  All welcome.

20 April 20h : repas de Chasse at the Salle des Fetes in Saint Seurin de Prats

28 April 20h30 : Cicidance Bal in St Medard de Guizieres

28 - 29 April : Bourse au Vetements in Gardonne

28 - 29 April : Celebrate all things asparagus, as well as discover great local foods and wines in Blaye this weekend - worth a trip!  Find out more here

28 - 19 April : Fete de la Lampoire in Ste Terre - the Lampoire Capital!

28 - 30 April : Green Festival in St Emilion

28 April - 1 May : St Emilion Portes Ouvertes.  Find out who, where and when here

28 April - 13 May : 20th Salon de Printemps in La Reole

Sunday 29 April

29 April : Brocante Vide Grenier in Menesplet

29 April : Brocante, vide grenier in Sauveterre.

29 April : Vide grenier and Flower festival in La Sauve

29 April : Vide grenier in the Lac d'Espiet

29 April 10h30 : Historical visit to the Pellegrue Bastide

29 April - 27 May : Issigeac exhibition

Coming up...
1 May : Vide grenier in Frontenac

1 May : Vide Grenier and Fete des fleures in La Reole

1 May : : Vide grenier, brocante and foire aux fleurs in Pellegrue

1 May: Vide grenier des Printemps in Saint Seurin sur L'Isles

And finally...

Looking for a natural beauty product?  Ferme aux Fleurs grow and make their own organic products in Romagne.  They carry a great range of tisanes and herbal infusians as well as making their own all natural beauty products including lotions and balms. Each one with its own specific porpose.  Try the No mosquito spritz or the coffee grounds exfoliating soap. They even make a tiger balm from plant extracts.

Available permanently in the Maison des Artisans in Sauveterre, or at the weekly markets in Creon (Wednesday), Cadillac (Saturday) or Pessac (Sunday)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Week 16 2018


The sun is shining and the gardens are full of blossom.  Fingers crossed for a bumper harvest of cherries and apples!

Whatever you do this week in the sunny Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time.  Thank you for all the items you have sent - please keep them coming!

Best wishes,

Week 16 

Monday 16 April

Tuesday 17 April

17 April - 12 May : The Meditheque in Branne has an exhibition 'Un Regarde sur les Peuples Premiers' plenty of items to look at and see and discover - worth a visit if you're passing. Vernissage on the Friday 20 April

Wednesday 18 April

18 April 10h - 12h : Chateau de Rauzan hosts a Balloon sculptor.

18 & 20 April : Guided tours and tastings at Terra Safran in Naujan.  Find out more here

Thursday 19 April

19 April 20h30 : A concert of choirs at the Salle Polyvalente in Sainte Magne de Castillon

19 - 21 April : Exhibition by Henk Schoen at the Salle Cascante, Castillon

Friday 20 April

20 April - 8 May : the 100th Brocante in Quinconces.

20 - 21 April : Libourne is looking for your blood.

Saturday 21 April

21 April : Diabetes awareness day.  In association with the Lions Club, France.  Go and discover more and have a free test at the Leclerc in Pineuilh

21 April 20h: Repas Paella in Bonneville

21 April : A Brel, Reggiana and Ferrat recital in the church at St Quentin de Caplong.  Think of reserving - 07 85 16 66 84

21 - 22 April : An Introduction into working with Leather at Les Atelieges in Sauveterre.  Open to Adults and teenagers.

21 - 22 April : Portes Ouvertes in Lalinde Pomerol.  Find out more here and here for the chateaux

21 - 22 April : 4eme Floralies in Saint Medard de Guizieres

21 22 April : Festival des Echovertis at the Domaine de Dame Bertrand in Saint Aster de Duras

Sunday 22 April

22 April : Vide grenier in Ste Magne de Castillon

22 April : Vide grenier in Creon

22 April : Marche fermier and Vide Grenier in Guitres

22 April : Les Puces de la Bastide in Ste Foy la Grande is back!  Once a month through the summer.

22 April : Vide Grenier in Moulin Neuf

22 April 10 - 12h : Plant swapping in Arveyres.

22 April : Lions Golf Trophy at Golf des Vigiers.

Coming up...

And finally... 

The Glass House at Chateau Carbonneau re-opened on Sunday 8th of April for a new season! We look forward to seeing you again and to have you try our new platters and favorite afternoon tea goodies...