Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Week 26 2018

The flags are up in Castillon.  That can only mean that it's Battle season.  600 volunteers gather on the hills behind Castillon to re-enact the last battle of the Hundred Years War between England and France.

If you've never seen this amazing open-air show, then find out more and buy tickets here. It's a wonderful evening of entertainment.  Go early and enjoy the Village d'Aliénor with entertainment, games and wine tasting. Dine at the open air tavern on long tables before heading on to watch the night time extravaganza - truly a spectacular spectacular!

The show itself lasts a 90 minute one act show and is set on the 7 hectaire grounds of the Chateau de Castegens.  I note they now charge a €1 parking fee.
Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time, and please keep sending me the Night market updates.

Best wishes,

Week 26 2018

Monday 25 June

Tuesday 26 June

26 June : Weekly night markets start in Eymet

Wednesday 27 June

Thursday 28 June 

28 June :  Weekly night markets start in Duras

28 June 21h : Orchestre Symphonique de Talence at the church in Porte Ste Foy.

28 June - 1 July : Fetes de Coutras.

Friday 29 June

29 June 20h30 : Sote in Concert in Grezillac

29 June : Night markets start in Castets en Dorthe

Saturday 30 June

30 June : Brocante in Ste Foy la Grande by Festival des Eglises en Pays Foyen

30 June from 10h : Kayak challenge on the Dordogne at Porte Sainte Foy et Ponchapt

30 June : Night market in Branne.

30 June : Night market in Mouliets, followed by Fireworks. 

30 June 20h : Flamenco show in Montcaret 
Sunday 1 July

1 July : Brocante in Carsac-de-Gurson

1 July : Brocante in Pineuilh 

1 July : Foire a Tout in St Pierre d'Eyraud

1 July : Vide armoire at Ste Colombe de Duras.

1 July : Foire Brocante in Flaujagues.

1 July : A Sunday a the Farm at La Ferme des Mauberts, Les Leves et Thoumeyragues.  Lots of lovely family friendly activities. 

1 July 10am : SWAT Summer Fayre at the Salle des Fetes in St Meard de Gurcon 

Coming up...

And finally...

The brightly painted wall in Castillon is finished... beware of the giant chicken!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Week 25 2018

Coming up at on 21 June is the Fete de la Music traditionally held in France on midsummer’s day.  It all began in 1982 when the then Minister of Culture Jack Lang decided to revive the pagan Festival of St Jean.  He invited musicians from all walks of life to join together and give free concerts.  Over 30 years later the event has spread throughout the world.
This year 21 falls on Thursday and so there are Fete de la Music celebrations spreading through to the weekend.
There will be a concert near you to enjoy this coming weekend - enjoy!
Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a good time.
Best wishes,

Week 25 2018

Monday18 June
Tuesday 19 June
Wednesday 20 June
20 June 14h - 19h : Portes Ouvertes for the Ecole d'arts plastiques in Libourne. 

Thursday 21 June
21 June : Fete de la Musique and Night market in Castillon at the place General de Gaulle 
21 June : Fete de la Musique in Saint Quentin du Baron - this village has a great celebration.
21 June : Fete de la Musique at the Temple de Libourne

21 June : Fete de la Musique at the Bistrot Maritime in Libourne

21 June : Fete de la Musique in Libourne throughout the town.
21 June : Fete de la Musique in Porcheres

21 June : Fete de la Musique and Marche gourmande in Saint Medard de Guiziers
21-22 June : Fete de la Biere at the Salle Clarisse Briand in Ste Foy.

21 - 22 - 23 - 24June : Bonneville hosts Cote Jardin, the festival Nicole Cluzeau.  Find out who, what, where and when here.
Friday 22 June
22 June 16h30 : see the completion of the Mur Fou in Castillon. 
22 June : Music and football at the Comptior de Genes.

22 June : Feu de St Jean in La Sauvetat du Dropt. 
22 June : Fete de la Musique and a bite to eat at Saint Jean de Blaignac.
22 June : Big Ed and the Red Balls in Ruch 
22 June : Fete de al Musique in Ste Foy la Grande

22 June 21h : Soiree Chic & Choc in Caumont

 22 June : Feu de la Saint Jean in Porcheres.
22 - 23 - 24 June : Libourne Fete la Confluence.  Find out what's new on the waterfront in Libourne.

Saturday 23 June
23 June : Puces des Coutrieres. Everything you need for knitters and sewers in Mouliets et Villemartin.

23 June 12h : Dejeuner Gourmande at Domaine ferrant 
23 June : The students from Les Ateliers Schofield showcase their work in Pellegrue
23 June : Gensac fete de la Musique

23 June : Fete de la Musique in Bonneville 
23 June : Fete de la Musique and Marche gourmande, and fireworks at Camps sur l'Isle

23 June : Izon Fete de la Musique at Marche gourmande 
23 June : Soiree Jambon braise in Castillon. - great photo - no address! 

23 June 20h : Soiree entrecote with music from the Pyrenees in Margueron

23 - 24 June : Petanque championships in Ste Foy la Grande.
Sunday 24 June
24 June from 7h30 : VTT tracks, running and walking trails organised by Le Club La Roue des Moulins 
24 June : Vide Grenier in Porchers 
24 June : Vide Grenier, Foire a tout in Lamothe Montravel.
24 june : Vide grenier in Espiet
24 June : Vide grenier in Juillac
24 June : Vide Grenier in Moulon
24 June : Vide grenier annueal in St Vincent de Pertignas lieu dit Villeseque
24 June : Vide greniers in Libourne 
24 June : Chateau de Callac opens its doors to you, tastings, vintage car exhibition, pony rides, concerts...

24 June : La Fete de la Famille in Blasimon
Coming up...

And finally... 

The Maison d'artisans in Sauveterre announces it's summer programme for workshops.