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    • Walk/Picnic -Reserve Naturelle/Geologique – click here for details
    • Picnic and tour of Bassin d’Arcachon by Pinasse – click here for details
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Sunday 22nd May – Seaplanes, Flying Displan and Picnic – Biscarrosse

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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 11th May – Château Carbonnieux Wine Tasting

chateau-carbonnieux-pessac-leognanWine tasting at Château Carbonnieux, Grand Cru Classé Graves, AOC Pessac- Leognan.

Founded in the 13th century by the Benedictine Monks of the Abbaye de Saint Croix, Château Carbonnieux is one of the oldest estates in the Bordeaux Region and became a Cru Classé in 1959, for its red and white wines.

Followed by lunch at Restaurant Le Pistou which is in the centre of Martillac.

Full details and booking information are here


* Wednesday 18th May – Walk/Picnic -Reserve Naturelle/Geologique – La Brede

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The reserve ‘Naturelle Geologique is a real open air museum in the heart of the Les Landes forest. Rocks and fossils can be seen in the seven different locations throughout the 75 hectare site.

The day will start at ‘Maison de la Reserve’ in Saucats. The maison has a display of fossils and geological exhibits dating back over 20 million years.

In the morning we will be guided along forest tracks and board walks which lead down to the river Saucats. In the afternoon following our picnic lunch we will have another tour.

Please click here for full details and booking information

 


* 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 !)