Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Week 31 2020

My Mistake... click the Not Just For The Holidays above to get to the right week.
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It's going to be a hot one!  Keep cool, stay in the shade and drink lots of water.

I can't remember the last time it was this hot.
Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, keep safe and well,

Best wishes,

Week 31

Monday 27 July

Tuesday 28 July

Wednesday 29 July

La Breche cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 30 July

Come meet the winemakers and owners of La Tourbeille Vineyard, John & Mary Sandifer, for a Tasting of the wines of La Tourbeille, family domaine on the hilltop above the Dordogne.
Enjoy our award winning wines (Guide Hachette, Bettane & Desseauve, Revue de Vin de France, Concours Paris, Bordeaux…) and a moment with John & Mary - who take great pleasure in sharing their experiences with you.
*by Reservation only - Thursdays 18h30 at la Taverne du Belvedere.
06 11 85 26 86 / 06 19 42 59 01

Au Four de la Rive will still be open on Thursday for the standard salads & pizzas menu but no George & no duck!

Friday 31 July

Saturday 1 August

Sunday 2 August

Coming up...

At the Battle site in Belves de Castillon

And finally...

There are still a few places left in my pottery workshop on Saturday in Sauveterre.  This time we'll be making a noughts and crosses game.  Contact me to book your place. 06 30 89 85 36

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Week 30 2020


The wearing of masks has now been made mandatory in all public spaces in France.  There is a fine of €135 if you are caught without one. Here's a great crib sheet if you need clarification about where to wear your masks.

I don't know how or where Night markets fit into this scheme, they are starting to appear in our villages and are always such lovely events. 

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions have a lovely time.
Take care, wear your masks, wash your hands and keep safe.
Best wishes,

Week 30

Monday 20 July
Castillon plage is open and welcomes you to swim - there is a lifeguard.

Tuesday 21 July

Wednesday 22 July
La Breche cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 23 July

Friday 24 July

Saturday 25 July

Sunday 26 July

Coming up...

Au four de la Rive Pizza restaurant in Mouliets et Villemartin

Make your own noughts and crosses game in clay.

And finally...

So delighted with the faces that we made at the July pottery workshop in Sauveterre.  Why not join us for the next one where we make a noughts and crosses / tic tac toe game. (See the poster above for more details)

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Week 29 2020


One of the great summer events for Castillon is the reenactment of the Battle of Castillon which celebrates the end of the 100 Years War between France and England.  This year, it won't be going ahead, but to remember the date of the Battle the cast will be putting on displays for one night only in St Emilion and Castillon.

On Friday 17th July see them in St Emilion on the square by the Monolithic Church at 18h30.  Then later in Castillon at 21h30 there will be a flame lit procession through the streets of the town, finishing at the steps of the church as this was where the first reenactment was held in 1977.

Whatever you do, have a great week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, wear your masks in public and keep washing your hands.

Best wishes,

Week 29

Monday 13 July

Tuesday 14 July

Wednesday 15 July

La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande

Thursday 16 July

Friday 17 July

Saturday 18 July

Wrong dates - actually 18/19 July 2020
Sunday 19 July

Coming up...

And finally...

Summer's here and it's time to escape!

Every Saturday in July and August, come and enjoy our "Nature & Wellness Getaways" which take place in the idyllic and relaxing setting of Château Latour Ségur Suites & Spa. 

Your wellness coaches, Jean-marc, Lucie, Jérémy and Jemma, will offer you a day around different activities such as aquagym, walking but also more soothing activities such as yoga, Qi-Gong or meditation. 

The Spa's swimming pool and relaxation tables are at your disposal throughout the day. 


After your relaxing day at the Château Suites & Spa a warm and comfortable suite equipped with a sauna or whirlpool can be offered to you with a 20% discount.

You don't arrive by car? No problem. We provide you with a shuttle at the price of 150€ which includes 3 trips.