Latest News

(Last updated Tuesday 1st September 13:37)

  • Updated Membership Directory here
  • September Newsletter available to Members here
  • New EventVendage and Family Day : Domaine de la Chouette – 31st August – 4th September & 12th September.  Full details are here
  • Interview with BBC members Shaun and Ness here
  • New Event: Guided Walk ‘Parc de l’Ermitage’ & ‘Parc des Iris’: Lormont – Tuesday 22nd September at 11:00.  Full details are available here
  • Full details of our Grand Christmas Party – Friday 11th December at the stunning Château La Chèze, Floirac are here.
    • Book now to avoid disappointment! (14 tickets were purchased during the first day of availability)
  • Canal+ are conducting an anonymous survey to understand which British TV channels are most liked and most missed by ‘brits’ who are resident in France. More info here
  • Winter Fuel Allowance paid to British Nationals resident in France & EU here (Survey closes on Friday 4 September 2015)
  • If you are interested in becoming a member but not sure, then please book onto an event and find out more or join here – Enjoyment guaranteed!!

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Next Events
* Vendage and Family Day : Domaine de la Chouette – 31st August – 4th September & 12th September


Our good friends at Domaine de la Choette are planning to do a large friends/family harvesting day (Merlot) at Domaine on Saturday 12th of September and is open to club members.   Also join in the vendage any day between Monday August 31st and Friday September 4th. Please click here for more information.


* Guided Tour and Picnic at Chateau la Brede – Thursday 3rd September at 9:45


A guided tour in English has been organised to the beautiful Chateau La Brede and it’s surrounding gardens and English style parkland.

Construction of this moated castle began in 1306. It is an exceptional historical, architectural and natural site. The tour of the house takes approximately 45 minutes and the gardens and parkland 60 to 70 minutes. followed by a picnic in the parkland.

Please click here for more information and booking details.


* Golf at Gujan-Mestras : Thursday 10th September (morning and/or afternoon)

golf We shall be re-commencing our golfing season, after the peak season break. We have provisionally booked one 10:00 am tee-off, and three at 2pm following lunch together around 12.15. The course is flat, with some challenging lakes and bunkers. Also a lovely lunch and walk for non-golfers.

Please click here for more information and booking details.


* Lunch overlooking Garonne and optional retail therapy: Begles – Tuesday 15th September at 12:00 noon

merci-restaurantFancy a nice seafood meal with panoramic views over the Garonne? We have made a lunch time booking at the Restaurant Merci at the Porte de Plaisance, Begles for 12.00. Restaurant Merci specialises in seafood and has splendid panoramic views over the Garonne.  Please click here for more information and booking details.




* Guided Walk ‘Parc de l’Ermitage’ & ‘Parc des Iris’: Lormont – Tuesday 22nd September at 11:00


A 3 km guided walk through the green hilly Iris and ‘Herimitage‘ Parks (walking shoes needed!) to the old city of Lormont where we will have lunch. Optional river cruise back to Bordeaux.  Full details of the program are here





* Visits to Musee de Coudre and the Maison Cantonale: Bordeaux-Bastide – Thursday, 1st October at 10:30

ceiling sewing-machineEver seen a jewel encrusted sewing machine or art-déco in the bastide? Full details of two very interesting visits are here 




*  Annual General Meeting – Thursday 12th November at 10:30


At the British Consulate, 353 boulevard President Wilson, 33073 Bordeaux followed by lunch in the nearby restaurant L’Avenue Carnot which proved very popular last year. Planning for the meeting is under under way and details as they become available are here.  (If you have forgotten your password please click here)


* Grand Christmas Party and Dinner – Friday 11th December at 19:00


By popular demand, after our very successful event last year, we will be returning to the stunning Château La Chèze at Floirac for our 2015 Christmas Dinner and Dance. Full details are here