Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Week 30 2022


For more than thirty years a beautiful story of friendship has been woven between the Orchestre de Chambre de la Gironde and the charming village of Gensac. 

On the border of the three departments of Gironde, Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne, classified as an "ancient village", surrounded by vineyards and perched above the "river of hope", the Dordogne, Gensac immediately welcomed the festival that bears its name. Each year the musicians of the Orchestra find "their" village and the Gensac people "their" musicians for three weeks of musical discoveries. 

Everything is done so that they can meet each other, the musicians stay with local people, the rehearsals are free and open to all. But the festival is also open to other picturesque villages in the Gensac region: it has thus become a regional event that is recognised and awaited each year by a loyal audience.

Find out all the dates and concerts here

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

Week 30

27 July

28 July


29 July

30 July

31 July

Coming up...

And finally...

Summer Totem Project

Join Project Totem in the Maison des Artisan's pottery workshop in Sauveterre-de-Guyenne through the month of August.

Come as a group, or work solo to build your own totem pole. The activity is suitable for all the family & all ages.

Make your totem as tall as you like.

Using Stoneware clay to make a Totem Pole that will look great outside all year long.

1 section = 1h30 = 12€ (materials and firing included)

Contact Helen to book a session
06 30 89 85 36


Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Week 29 2022


It's July and the Battle of Castillon is back!


This year there is a bigger Village d'Alienor to visit beforehand, with a chance to go back stage as well as crossbows to fire and horses to see, the open air restaurant is back, now with a vegetarian option, Cote de Castillon wines are there with their tasting tent. This is not all, there really is plenty to do before the 95 minute 'Son et Lumiere' show begins.

As I've always said... it's a Spectacular spectacular!  Find out more and book your tickets (you can even select your seats - I like block C or D) here 

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

Week 29



21 July

22 July

23 July

24 July 

Coming up...

And finally...

Seems I'm famous! This is me up on the wall in the arcades in Sauveterre de Guyenne.


But it's not just me on the wall.  Many of the small businesses in Sauveterre have their pictures up in the arches at the centre of the Bastide.  It's lovely to walk round and spot the people from the local shops and services.

It's not only me representing Arts Typiques, lots of my fellow artisans from the Association are up on the walls too.  Take a trip over to the village and see if you can spot us!