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Cinema Visit: Bordeaux – Thursday 15th February

The film for this month will be Pentagon Papers starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.  UGC Cinema at 19.30.  Suggest we meet at 1900 for a chat and to get the tickets.

Deirdre will not be there but Sarah is the “lady for the evening”.

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 . The film will be notified a few days before and will either be at the UGC or the Utopia.


India Saga: Lunch with a Talk in Andernos, North Bassin d’Arcachon – Tuesday 20th February

We have invited BBC member Mick Howarth to share his fascinating experiences as a young man in 1960’s India in an illustrated talk and discussion after a good lunch at the Etoile restaurant in Andernos.

There is an optional walk in the morning.

He will relate something of the joys and frustrations of being thrown in at the deep end as a lecturer at the age of 21 in a remote …………………..………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ].


Guided Tour of Exhibition ‘Cellules Souches’ (Stem Cells) followed by lunch: Bordeaux- Friday 23rd February

Did you know that we are the result of the multiplication and diversification of a handful of tiny stem cells? All life begins with stem cells. Without them men, animals and plants could not live. Our body is constantly regenerating and creates more than 300 million new cells per minute.

This is a ‘MUST SEE‘ very topical exhibition as today, with the help of stem cells, doctors can produce skin or treat patients with Cancer. And tomorrow? Could we cure through these special cells diseases like Alzheimers or Diabetes ?

We have organised a private guided tour of …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Lunch at the Restaurant du Lycée Condorcet: Arcachon – Thursday 8th March

The Lycée Condorcet in Arcachon is a school where young people aspiring to be chefs and restaurateurs, receive tuition in this field alongside their traditional education.

This event is always a favourite for BBC members and takes place in the ambiance of a nice restaurant and is great fun with the students cooking and serving delicious food for us………… [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS]


Scottish Country Dancing: Labarde – Thursday 8th March

The BBC has a Scottish Country Dancing Group. For those who have not tried or seen Scottish Country Dancing in action, it is highly sociable and the dances are generally energetic. You start with a partner and you will know that you have grasped the steps when you at least finish with the same………… [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Cinema Visit: Bordeaux – Thursday 15th March

The film will be notified a few days before and 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 Patrick’s Night – Lanton – Saturday 17th March

We are delighted to be returning to Arthur’s Pub where we all had a fantastic time last year !

So, celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2018 in style in an Irish Pub, come along and be ready to enjoy a good Irish dinner, Irish music and other plus dancing.

Wear something green if you can, and ………… [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Visit to l’Atelier de Vitraux – Villenave d’Ornon: Wednesday 28th March

We were fully booked last time and by popular request from BBC members, we will again visit this fascinating workshop where Bertrand Fournier, the owner, will take us through the process of the fabrication of stained glass windows.

He will follow up with ………… [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


A day at the Races – Bordeaux Hippodrome: Friday 30th March

Following the excellent day that we previously had at the trotting races, we are planning another visit. This time we will lunch in the ground floor restaurant which is better value and also provides easy access to the parade ring and all the action.  The meeting is flat racing. Entry and parking is free ! Details to follow.


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

PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DATE.  We are planning a good party celebration including lunch in the BBC marquee followed by live music.

Full details tba


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

BBC members, please mark your diaries. For the first time, we are planning to kick off the start of summer with a fun party with something for all.  Food, wine, music and more !

Details tba