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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 ]


International Seaplane Rally and Picnic: Biscarosse – Sunday 10th June

In the inter-war years Biscarrosse was the centre of the thriving French seaplane industry, with more than 100 flying boats providing flights to Africa. New York and South America. There is now an excellent museum there, with a regular international event to trace the history of aviation.  The 2018 edition marks the centenary of the first flight of what was to become Latécoère Air Lines which started delivering freight and post for Laposte to the french colonies in Africa.

The 2018 flying displays involve historic seaplanes and legendary aircraft of French and international aviation (Breguet 14, PBY Catalina, Douglas DC3, De Havilland Beaver … etc)  Also more recent aircraft including a Rafale (competitor to Eurofighter Typhoon) from the 17F Flotille of the French Naval Air Force, a Canadair of Civil Security, also the presence of the Patrouille de France which is the Air Force aerobatic team.

There will also be helicopter rides, exhibitions and the usual event amenities.

The BBC enjoyed an excellent day there in 2016, and we look forward to visiting again this year, seeing around 30 classic seaplanes in action, contrasted with a display by the mighty supersonic Dassault Rafale …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Cinema Visit: Bordeaux – Thursday 21st June

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


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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