Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Week 30 2018


The Gensac Summer Music Festival enters its 31st year of performances.  Artistic Director Scott Sandmeier has gathered musicians of international renown for an exceptional program of “Grand Concerts” and “Concerts Découvertes.”

Several villages in Gironde will open their churches to present the highly acclaimed “Concerts Découvertes”:  Mozart - Divertimento en ré, KV 136 ; Glière - Intermezzo et tarentelle pour contrebasse et quatuor à cordes avec soliste Stanislas Kuchinski ; Rachmaninov - Romance et scherzo ; Grieg - Quatuor à cordes en sol mineur.  
Lapouyade 27 July 21h00 ;  Rauzan 28 July 21h00 ; Gensac 29 July 18h00 ; Montagne St Martin Church 31 July 20h30.

The “Grands Concerts” present a brilliant program of musical jewels with soloists Clara Pouvreau and Pierre Hamel : Mozart Symphonie no. 10 en sol majeur, KV 74 ;  Haydn Concerto pour violoncelle en ré majeur, (soloist Clara Pouvreau) ; Schubert Polonaise pour violon et orchestre, D. 580 (soloist Pierre Hamel) ; Haydn Symphonie no. 89 en fa majeur.
Ste Croix du Mont Church, Friday 3 August 21h00 ;  Gensac Church, Sunday 5 August 18h00.

Grand Concert de Gensac Sunday 5 August :  After the concert, you are invited to meet the musicians during a convivial cocktail reception in the gardens.

Details : Orchestre de Chambre de la Gironde  Contact Norma Jarman   Tel : 05 57 47 46 67 and 06 83 30 14 35

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

Week 30

To find all the information about night markets in the area please go here.

Until 5 August : La Brasserie du Centre in Castillon is exhibiting the works by Carole Collaudin.

Monday 23 July

Tuesday 24 July 

24 July : Randonee Epicurienne in Ligeaux 

24 July (And all Tuesdays) : Au P'tit Marche from 18h and Marche gourmande from 20h at St Antoine de Breuilh at La Ferme des Gardes.

Wednesday 25 July

25 July 19h : Croque Ton 24 at the Domaine de Perreau up behind Montcaret and St Michel de Montaigne

Thursday 26 July

26 July : Battle of Castillon, buy tickets and find out more here.

26 - 27 - 18 July : Grande Braderie in the centre of Libourne, final chance to bag a bargain!

Friday 27 July

27 July : Battle of Castillon, buy tickets and find out more here.

27 July : Nocturnes de la Bastide in Libourne 

27 July 19h30 : Concert at Chateau de Chainchon in Castillon. 

27 July : Big Ed and the Red Balls are back in Concert at the Orge & Houblon Beer Bar in Castillon. (just opposite the church)

27 July : Reggae Concert with Mike Love at Chateau Font Vidal in Juillac

27 July 21h : Busker et Keaton in concert in Eynesse (Free entry - but you pay to get out!)

27 July 21h : Opening Concert for the Gironde Chamber Orchestra in Lapouyade 

27 - 28 - 29 July : Sauveterre fete ses vins.  Plenty of activities in and around the town this weekend.

27 - 28 - 19 July : St Christophe des Bardes Fete du Village.

27 - 28 - 29 July : Listrac-de-Dureze en Fete

27 July  - 5 August : Gensac Summer Music Festival.  See the full Programme below.

27 July - 15 August : Art Exhibition in Sourzac featuring drawings, paintings and sculptures.

Saturday 28 July

28 July : Battle of Castillon, buy tickets and find out more here

28 July : Rando BBQ organised by the Galo- Canoe Kayak in Pore Ste Foy

28 July : Night market at Font Vidal

28 - 29 July : Montcaret hosts the Portes Ouvertes for the Ateliers for 6 Artistes.  See who and where below. 

28 - 29 July : St Avit St Nazaire Fete Locale

Sunday 29 July

29 July : Vide grenier in Naujan et Postiac

29 July : Brocante Vide grenier in Montpon Menesterol

29 July : Lamothe Montravel Fete de la Riviere 

29 July : Brocante in Pujols behind the chateau on the top of the hill.

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Where will you find these interesting looking characters?  And why???

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Week 29 2018


There were wonderful fireworks in Castillon and if you're in search of more to feast your eyes on, the Battle of Castillon opens this week.  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.  There is also an exhibition to visit in Castillon itself.

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

Week 29

See the weekly night markets here.

14 - 21 July :  International Music festival throughout the Entre Deux Mers.  Concerts in churches, films and themed meals with music.

Monday 16 July

Tuesday 17 July

Wednesday 18 July

Thursday 19 July

19 July : Night market in Coutras

19 July : Thursdays through July - 16 August, the Tourist Office in St Emilion is offering free tastings of local specialities, not just wines!
Friday 20 July

20 July : Battle of Castillon, buy tickets and find out more here.

20 - 21 - 22 July : Fete de la Madeleine in Lapouyade

20 - 21 - 22 July : The amazing Saint Emilion Jazz festival. Find out who, when and where here.


20 July - 25 August  : Battle of Castillon Exhibition in the Salle Cascante in Castillon is open on the days of the shows from13h30 - 19h. This summer the exhibition looks more closely at the soldiers on horseback, their weapons and armor.

Saturday 21 July

21 July 18h30: Floriane Tiozza in Concert in Cabara

21 July : Nova Swing in Concert at the Belvedere

21 July : 20 July : Battle of Castillon, buy tickets and find out more here.

21 July : Night market in Gensac

 21 - 22 July : Fete de la Biere in Ste Foy la Grande

21 - 22 - 23 July : Ruch en Fete.  Night market on Saturday, Moules Frites on Sunday

Sunday 22 July

22 July : Brocante in Menesplet

22 July : Vide grenier in Capitourlan, just outside Castillon on the road to Villefranche

22 July : Vide Grenier at the Foyer Municipal in Le Pizou

22 July : Vide Grenier in Les Leves et Thoumeyragues

22 July : Foire a tout in Lussac.

22 July : Weekly Vide grenier in Libourne opposite Gifi

22 July : Villefranche de Lonchat Fete Cantonale

22 July : Les Puces de la Bastide in Ste Foy - go and check out the street decorations too.

22 July 17h : Swinging in the Rain - Les Mirabelles in Concert in Monteton Church.

22 July 18h30 : Last concert of the week in the church in Ste Foy.

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