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  • New Events:
    • Seaplanes, Flying Display and Picnic – click here for full details
    • Golf or Walk and Lunch at Lacanau – click here for details
  • Diary Dates (details to follow)
    • 14 or 16 June – Stained Glass Workshop visit.
    • 25th June – Paella Party – Biscarrosse
    • 2nd July – Wine Festival – Langon
    • 20th August – Pig Roast – Carcans
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* Sunday 22nd May – Seaplanes, Flying Displan and Picnic – Biscarrosse


Biscarrosse was the centre of the French seaplane industry, and in its heyday provided direct flights to New York !

After a break of four years, Biscarrosse is again hosting a major aviation event at the old seaplane base : ‘Flying Spirit’ featuring displays by around 30 classic aircraft, including the Rafale.

To avoid the crowds we propose meeting at 12.00 sharp for a ‘tranquil’ picnic at the Petit Lac.

Full details and booking information are here


* Wednesday 24th May – Golf or Walk at Lacanau

relaxAs usual we will start with lunch for the ‘golfers’ and ‘walkers’.  The restaurant will be near the golf course and details are being finalised. The first depart is at 14;30 at Golf UCPA, route Atlantic 33680 LACANAU, the nine hole hilly course. We have reserved four departs, the last at 1500hrs – so max 16 players!

Or ……
As always non-players are welcome to join us for lunch and/or a beautiful walk around the course, (as long as they are not too critical of the players’ abilities!).

Please click here for full details

* Thursday 26th May – Picnic and tour of Bassin d’Arcachon by Pinasse

pinasse-a-arcachonPicnic lunch followed by a cruise in the bassin starting at the jetty at le Canon.  The Pinasse is a classic Arcachon boat originally designed to operate in the shallow waters of the basin for oyster fishing and has a long history of evolution of use.  Each Pinasse for our cruise carries 10 passengers.

The guided tour will visit Ile des Oiseaux, Arcachon Beach, le Mouleau, and Banc d’Arguin which offers great views of Dune du Pilat. It will return along the fascinating Cap Ferret peninsular arriving back at 4pm.  Please click here for full details.

 * Activities Week in the Gers : 4th June until 11th June

relaxThe accommodation consists of small independent chalets with double bedroom, kitchen/diner and shower room. The site includes a heated swimming pool and there is a lake and it is adjacent to a golf course.

Each day we would either go on walks (which are gentle) or visit places of interest and villages around. In the evenings we often get together for a meal and drink and there are plenty of places to eat in the area. Lunches are usually picnics on a walk or you may decide to just do your own thing.

Details of the plans for the 2016 event are here

An article about last year’s fun and games is here !)

* Thursday 16th June – Cinema Group

cinema1We are, as usual (every third Thursday of the month) visiting a Bordeaux cinema to see a current film in Version Original (English with French subtitles). We usually go for a drink after and chat, sometimes even discussing the film! Those on the mailing list will be informed of what and where shortly before.

If you have not already enrolled on the ‘cinema mailing list’ for this monthly event please click here