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Cinema Visit: Bordeaux – Thursday 19th April

The Cinema Visit takes place on the third Thursday of each month. The film will be notified a few days before to those on the cinema group list. We will either be at the UGC or the Utopia.

If you would like to be added to the Cinema Group list and be notified of details of the film each month then please click here


St George’s Day Party – Cussac Fort Medoc: Sunday 22nd April

FULLY BOOKED

Yes, we know that we are one day early but come and join us for our annual St George’s celebrations to enjoy yourself and remember or forget dragons and Brexiteers in a far away land !

This year we will be celebrating Saint George chez Michele and David at their home in Cussac Fort Medoc. with a British style lunch, together with live music courtesy of David Roberts with the Lafayette Club Band. Sorry no Morris Dancers but lunch, music and great company all for a king’s ransom of just 15€ per person !

Last year we were over booked. This year numbers are restricted to a maximum of 40 so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment particularly as this event is on a Sunday.

The day starts at 12 noon to enjoy an aperitif together before settling down to a fish and chip lunch freshly prepared on site.

If you have not visited before make a morning visit to the historic site of Fort Medoc which was built to keep that pesky St George and the British fleet at bay !

The day starts at 12 noon to enjoy an aperitif together before a fish and chip lunch freshly prepared on site and ………….


‘Kings and Popes’ Series – Chateau Roquetaillade & Chateau Villandraut: Mazeres – Friday 4th May

As part of the ‘Kings and Popes’ series of visits, we have been organised a morning visit to Chateau Roquetaillade which is one of the most visited historical sites in south west France. After a picnic lunch, onwards to Chateau Villandraut, which is a castle built by Pope Clement V. These two chateaux are massive constructions built as defensive castles but also as residencies. Very different from our normal chateau visits and very much essential to further experience the history of our region.

Chateau Roquetaillade is one of the most visited sites in South West France and a classified historical monument. It is privately owned and has been lived in by the same family for over 700 years since 1306. The castle of Villandraut is known as ‘the castle of Pope Clement‘ because Villandraut is the native land of Bertrand de Goth, who in 1305 became the first pope in Avignon under the name of …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Market and Lunch: Andernos – Friday 11th May

Andernos is a bustling resort town on the Arcachon Bassin which has a very picturesque water-front onto the bassin. Come and join us for a stroll around Andernos’ market.

The general market has many different and interesting stalls to browse. Also there is a large indoor food market with many vendors selling a wide range of goods including meat, cheese, fruit, veg and tapas. In the centre of the indoor market is a friendly café/bar where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or, if the mood takes you, a …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Cinema Visit: Bordeaux – Thursday 17th May

The Cinema Visit takes place on the third Thursday of each month. The film will be notified a few days before to those on the cinema group list. We will either be at the UGC or the Utopia.

If you would like to be added to the Cinema Group list and be notified of details of the film each month then please click here


Isle Fleurie and Churchill’s Retreat: Mimizan : Tuesday 22nd May

What a surprise, an island in the beautiful Lac d’Aureilhan near Mimizan with an astonishing display of nearly 400 varieties of trees, bushes and especially varieties of flowers, mainly labelled and all lovingly tended, and also free to visit.

Even more surprising, a stone’s throw away is the lakeside Tudor hunting lodge frequently visited by Winston Churchill in the inter-war years, to which 20 of his paintings attest. Other visitors included the elite of the British Government, famous artists and designers as well as Royalty of this period.

After exploring the gardens and lakeside, and after having a delicious lunch nearby (menu options now available)  …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]

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Activities Week: Marans (near La Rochelle) – 2nd to 9th June 2018

7 apartments are now booked but there is room for one or two more couples. If you want to come, please book direct with Ted and Jenny asap !

This year Ted and Jenny are proposing a week at Marans, a small town about 20 minutes north-east of La Rochelle and near the Marais Poitevin. A few minutes walk brings you into the little town where you will find shops, a small marina, bars restaurants. There is a lot to do in the area, but maybe you would just like to relax around the pool and …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Summer Party: Sainte Eulalie – Friday 15th June

Our BBC Christmas Party is always very popular, so this year we have added a second BBC party to ‘Kick off the Summer’. Get in the mood, shake off the cobwebs and welcome the sun !

There is something for all tastes. Wear something summery but most important, come and enjoy yourselves !

A great party for BBC members and guests. Food, wine, cabaret, music and …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Casino Evening, Music & Dinner: Bordeaux Lac – Friday 26th June

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Summer’s Afternoon Tea Party: Avensan – Wednesday 11th July

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Pig Roast + Fun & Games in aid of Médicines Sans Frontièrs: Carcans – Saturday 25th August

Again two of our members are kindly hosting the annual pig roast, at their home, with sports and fund raising activities for all the family.

Please bring your friends, family, children, grandchildren and well controlled dogs for a day of fun, games and relaxation. Also please bring some goodies for the raffle, large or small !

The format will be the pig and its crackling, a starter, cheese and dessert and as much fun or relaxation as you desire !

This event is the BBC’s charity fund raising event. There will be “a hat” passed around and also a raffle during the afternoon for donations to Médicines Sans Frontièrs and we want to beat the record !

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BBC Christmas Party – Friday 7th December

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