Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Week 26 2020


So who doesn't like chocolate?  Especially chocolates from the Maison Guinguet in Duras.  They now have a bigger and better production workshop and boutique.  Did you know that you can visit the chocolaterie from 6 July?  Visits are daily at 10h in French and 11h in English throughout July and August.  €3/child 6-12 years and €5/ adult from 13 years old.  If you can't wait until 6 July, the boutique is already open.  Find out more here.

Chocolates made by Maison Guinguet, plate made by me!.

You can see that our region is opening up and local business are beginning to get back to a new normal.
Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne, keep safe and enjoy the sunshine.

Best wishes,

Week 26

Wednesday 24 June

La Breche cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 25 June

Friday 26 June
Saturday 27 June

Sunday 28 June

Coming up...

There are still spaces available.

And finally...

The garden keeps on giving beans, this time the runner kind!

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Week 25 2020


This weekend brings with it the annual Fete de la Musique which is traditionally held on the 21 June as it's the longest day.  Covid 19 restrictions still prevent large group events, but the Ministry of Culture is encouraging everyone to head outside into their gardens on balconies at 20h on Sunday to play music and sing traditional French songs.

There is also live music being played in and around venues nearby.  Go ahead, join the music, but please behave responsibly.

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne region, take care and keep safe.

Best wishes,

Week 25

La Breche Cinema has re-opened its doors.  There is full information for the new running standards on their web age here
The GrandeEcran in Libourne is also open from 24 June.  Find out about their schedule and new procedures here.

Coming up...

And finally...

Roses from me to you...

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Week 24 2020


Here's a throwback photo from 2018:

I don't think that St Jean de Blaignac will be holding any night markets this summer.  But I do know that some villages are planning to.  Villefranche de Longchat has announced that they hope to start from mid July.

If you hear about your local night market plans, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Enjoy your new found freedom in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, please take care and be safe.

Best wishes,

Week 24

La Taverne du Belvedere - spacious terrace, spectacular view

La Taverne du Belvedere - Juillac

It was a celebrative opening at the Taverne this Tuesday!  Couples with children enjoyed their first outing since confinement: a sense of freedom on the spacious terrace, the gorgeous view of the entire valley and Carol’s authentic recipes.  

As always, the Taverne’s relaxed and warm atmosphere makes it a perfect place to catch up with a friend over a beer or a glass of wine; for couples seeking a cozy evening; for families to relax as young children tuck into their own menu.  Above all a place for neighbours; for the young in heart of all ages.      

Come enjoy a glass or a meal:  outdoor seating, proper hygiene measures and ample space between tables.    In case of rain, a covered terrace! 

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner; Sunday lunch. 

05 24 24 75 92 or Facebook  @tavernebelvedere.   Reservations highly recommended.


Not just Sundays, but through the summer it will be open from Wednesday to Saturday too.


During June we are continuing our takeaways

Asian menu on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Pizzas on Saturdays

We’ll be opening for full service shortly

Telephone: +33 5 57 49 23 26


Back on in Libourne every Sunday at Avenue de la Roudet, La Bordette.

Coming up...

The Grandes Heures de Saint Emilion has rescheduled their programme to begin on 2 July.  See their whole year here

And finally...

Our hydrangeas are looking pretty good right now.