This year’s summer party will take place on Saturday 15th June in Carcans, chez Deirdre and Chris Rankin, so put on your best summer clothes and join in a beautiful garden setting .   Lunch will be served in a marquee and covered terrace area.  A dog friendly event, well behaved dogs are welcome.

For your entertainment Andy Jeffries and his band will play a broad genre of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, pop, rock, folk and jazz.   You can sit and reminisce with friends or get up and have a dance to work off some of your copious lunch!


Welcome aperitif

Assortment of bouchees et de canapes

Mini quiche, mini pizza, canapes crudites, boursin et noix

Blinis aux jambon Italien

Verrine Guacamole tomate confit


Saumon en Bellevue

Crevettes Sauce Aioli


Emince de boeuf

Filet de Volaille farci pommes et raisins

Condiments et sauce


Assortment des salads


Fraise et crème Chantilly.

Tarte aux Pommes.


Wine and water included.


We do hope that you will be able to join us for this special day.  A subsidised event at a special price of 28 euros for members and guests 33 Euros,  Children 12 years and under 10 euros and the under 5 years free.   Closing date is Saturday 8th June so please remember to book early.



Please join us by booking as soon as possible. Please reserve either online or direct with Norma by phone (phone number is in the Membership Directory here), or by email to

Payments should be made no later than the 8th June and these can be made online via HelloAsso below.

The BBC uses the Helloasso online payments system.

The Helloasso system adds a voluntary ‘tip’ called a ‘Pourboire’, at the page which summarises your payment.  If you do not wish to leave a tip, click ‘Modifier‘ and then click the feint box to the left of ‘Je ne souhaite pas laisser de pourboire‘. There is no obligation for you to add a tip.

Please have your bank card and mobile phone available. The number of the phone must be the one registered against your bank account and will be used by your bank to verify your payment.

To book online, please click here: here


Alternatively if you prefer to pay by cheque, please send your cheque for 28€ per member or 33€ per non-member  to Norma whose contact details are here.


Arcachon Visit & Lunch in Market Square Tuesday 4th June 2019

Here is an opportunity to visit or re-visit the “winter town” of Arcachon and discover the history of the ” Parc Mauresque” and some of the old “villas” which made  Arcachon such a popular resort.

We will gather in the market square at 10 am where, Christine, the organiser of this event will give us some information on the history of the market.  We will then walk over to the lift at the foot of the high quarter, ride up and enjoy a leisurely guided tour of the park and the elegant villas in this area .

We will make our way back to the market in the beautifully restored square and settle down to lunch outside or inside the covered market depending on the weather!!

The menu following the visit of Arcachon “winter town” will be a bit of a surprise because as it will take place in the market, it will depend on what is available and fresh on the day! There will be a choice of fish or meat with the day’s vegetables,cafe gourmand and wine,all for the price of 20 euros per person. When you book, please indicate your choice of main course.

Following lunch you are free to explore Arcachon, shop, sunbathe on the beach, stroll along the Bassin, go home or whatever else takes your fancy!

If you would like to book for this outing, please contact Christine Gorce on 06 74 42 94 74, email address : or Colette Gibson. As Colette is travelling in May please contact her by email : her email address is  :