Thanksgiving Celebration & Meal: Bordeaux – Monday 26th November at 13:00


Celebrate Thanksgiving 2018 !


Celebrate Thanksgiving with a buffet meal in the centre of Bordeaux chez Henley and Tommy.

This is a North American tradition that Henley has been hosting in France for the last decade and along with the classic stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole

The menu includes dishes from the American South such as cheesy grits, cornbread, creamed corn, bourbon roasted ham, sweet potato casserole and macaroni and cheese.

The meal will be washed down with local wine and to finish we will enjoy some famous pumpkin pie, key lime pie from Florida and pecan pie.

It promises to me a lively afternoon!


Location

Central Bordeaux near Porte de Bourgogne.  The address will be sent by email after receipt of your booking.


Booking

The last date to register for is before Monday, 19th November.

We use the Helloasso online booking and payments system and they add a suggested ‘tip’ called a Pouboire, at the page which summarises your payment.

If you do not wish to leave a tip, please 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 or credit card available and also your mobile phone for payment verification.

Book and pay via the Helloasso system here

Alternatively please book direct:

 Post your cheque for 20€ per person payable to ‘BBC’, direct to Henley.

Henley’s contact details are here

Please note that all attendees must be recorded as members of the Association Bordeaux British Community.


Visit to the Moon Harbour Distillery Bordeaux - 2018


Visit to the Moon Harbour Distillery Bordeaux Wednesday 7th November 2018

Did you know that there is a whisky distillery in Bordeaux? Yes there is! The Moon Harbour Distillery owes it’s name to the famous crescent moon outlined by the Garonne River in the heart of Bordeaux. The distillery is the innovation of two entrepreneurs and whisky enthusiasts Phillippe Balanger and Yves Medina. They joined forces with experienced whisky blender, Scotsman, John McDougall.

Situated in the Bacalan district of Bordeaux, the distillery currently produces several different whiskys and also gin. The site is impressive as the cellars are in a large WWII bunker next to the modern distillery

Moon Harbour has 250 hectares of barley planted in the region for it’s production of a single malt.

The tour will last between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes and includes a presentation of Moon Harbour, visit to the raw material storage (explanations of malting and whisky production), visit to the cuverie, visit to the still room, visit to the cellar for ageing (a second world war bunker), tasting of 3 whiskys and 1 gin.

The guided tour is in English has been organised for Wednesday 7th November in two groups of 12, the first at 11am and the second at 3 pm. The cost of the tour including the four tasting is 10 euros per person.


Lunch

If would like lunch before or after the distillery visit we are proposing the Grill Courtpaille, 2 Rue du Professor Darget, 33300 Bordeaux. The grill is no more than 10 minutes walk from the distillery.

As it is an informal lunch each person will pay for themselves. Please let Norma B know before 1st November if you wish her to make a reservation on your behalf.


Booking

The last date to register for this tour is by 12 noon on Saturday 3rd November.

We use the Helloasso online booking and payments system and they add a suggested ‘tip’ called a Pouboire, at the page which summarises your payment.

If you do not wish to leave a tip, please 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 or credit card available and also your mobile phone for payment verification.

Book and pay via the Helloasso system for the afternoon tour at 15:00 here

The morning tour is fully booked.

Alternatively please book by:

Post your cheque for 10€ per person payable to ‘BBC’, direct to Norma B

Please indicate that you are booking for the afternoon tour at 15:00

Please indicate if you would like to go to the informal lunch. Norma’s contact details are here

Please note that all attendees must be recorded as members of the Association Bordeaux British Community.



British Embassy Meeting


British Embassy Citizens Outreach Meeting – BORDEAUX

Description

The British Embassy in Paris will be holding an event in Bordeaux on 19th October for British nationals in the area to update on Brexit negotiations with regards to citizens’ rights and to answer questions.

(Please note that the Association Bordeaux British Community are not involved in the booking arrangements or content of the meeting)


Date and Time

Friday, 19th October 2018

12:30 – 14:30 CEST


Registration

To register for this event, please use the Eventbrite booking system by clicking here

Note: after signing up, you should receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite


Location

Closer to the date of the event, the embassy will email the location of the meeting to all attendees.

If you do not see the email, please check your spam folder.

If you still haven’t received an email, please contact France.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk


More information

More information for British citizens living in France is available on the UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-france


 

AGM 2018


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FRIDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2018

The AGM is a key event on the Bordeaux British Community’s calendar and a great social gathering of the membership.   Besides hearing from the committee what has happened in the past year, it is also an opportunity for you to get involved, to question the committee, give your ideas and suggestions, propose any changes and elect next years committee.

The Annual General Meeting will take place at ‘Le Chaudron’, 41-43 Rue Saint Remy, Bordeaux.

Coffee will be available at 10:30 and the meeting will start at 11:00. The restaurant is in the centre of Bordeaux and easily accessible by public transport and parking is available close-by.

If you have any suggestions regarding any issues which you wish to be considered at the AGM or, if you are interested in serving on the committee, then please contact Norma B whose contact details are here


Date, Venue and Format

‘Le Chaudron’, 41-43 Rue Saint Remy, Bordeaux on Friday 16th November.

Coffee will be available at 10:30 and the meeting will start at 11:00.

Following the meeting there will be an aperitif followed by lunch which includes wine and coffee.


Lunch Menu

We have an good menu priced at 20€ for BBC members which is an excellent reduction from the normal price of 30€

Aperitif – Kir Maison
Entree
Oeuf Poche Piperade
or Foie Gras Mi Cuit
or Saumon Marine
Plat
Cuisse de Canard Confite
or Escalope de Saumon
or Entrecote, Sauce Cepe et Fois Gras
Dessert
Profiterole
or Omlette Norvegienne (also known as Baked Alaska)
or Tarte aux Citron
Includes: 1/4 vin per personne et cafe.

Booking

The last date to register is by 12 noon on Tuesday 13th November.

We use the Helloasso online booking and payments system and they add a suggested ‘tip’ called a Pourboire, at the page which summarises your payment.

If you do not wish to leave a tip, please 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 or credit card available and also your mobile phone for payment verification.

Book and pay online via the Helloasso system here

Alternatively please book direct with, and post your cheque payable to ‘BBC’, direct to Norma B whose contact details are here

Please note that all attendees must be recorded as members of the Association Bordeaux British Community.


Travel
By Tram:
  • Tram B to stop Grand Théâtre or tram C to stop Quinconces
  • Walk towards the Grand Théâtre and then walk down Rue St Catherine
  • Opposite Galerie Lafayette turn left into Rue St Remy
  • Le Chaudron is approximately 50 metres down on the left.
By Car:
  • Parking available at Place Quinconces or La Bourse but recommend travelling by tram as parking is expensive.


Map and Directions
  • DIRECTIONS: Click the ‘Directions’ symbol and enter your home address or start point to get a detailed set of directions which can then be printed out and/or downloaded to your smartphone.

 

  • ZOOM: Use the + and – symbols in the bottom left hand corner of the map to zoom in and out

 


Bowling at Bordeaux Lac - Wednesday 24th October




Description:

Who fancies a game or two of bowling? Sarah P has arranged another of our ever popular bowling evenings.

Specially organized during the week for working members and families.  Cost will be 7€ per game including shoe hire at Bordeaux Lac.

We book several lanes and always have a fun evening with many lucky strikes and a fair share of embarrassing shots from everyone !

Time:

Suggest we arrive at 18:00 to allow good time to arrive, pay, select bowling ball, put on shoes etc.

Place:

The address is:

KART System Indoor Bowling, rue du Grand Barail, 33300 Bordeaux, on the outside of the Rocade opposite IKEA.

Please click here for a map

KART System is located on a large site with a 20-lane bowling alley, plus bar & billiards room with 13 tables and a separate go-karting circuit.

After bowling we will go to a local eatery to continue the fun and refresh ourselves.

Price:

The cost, including shoe hire, will be 14€ per person for 2 games.


Booking:

Please book direct with Sarah P whose contact details are here


 

Indian Curry Evening: Monday 17th September


An evening of authentic Indian Cuisine

Indian food

Come and join us for an evening of authentic Indian cuisine ably prepared by Ameer from Hydrabad, India.

Ameer will prepare a number of spicy dishes for our delight (menu to follow). Wine and drinks are included in the price of 25 euros per person.

Members (and their dogs) and guests may arrive earlier (from 5 pm) to enjoy a stroll in the beautiful Les Landes forest.


When and Where?

The meal will take place chez Nigel Bond on Monday 17th September.

Nigel lives in the pretty village of Moustey just 35 minutes down the A63 from the Rocade.   If you’re not up to the drive home there are some chamber d’hote rooms in and around the village, the Logis Hotel Le Grandousier is 7 kms away.

If you love spicy Indian cuisine we do hope that you will join us for this unique opportunity, Ameer is a fantastic cook!


Booking and Payment

FULLY BOOKED !

The last date to register is Thursday 13th September.

Reserve early as there are only 18 places available.

We use the Helloasso online booking and payments system and they add a suggested ‘tip’ called a Pouboire, at the page which summarises your payment.

If you do not wish to leave a tip, please 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 or credit card available

Book and pay online via the Helloasso system

Please note that the person making the booking must be recorded as a 2018 member of the Association Bordeaux British Community.


Diet

Please note, as the food is home prepared we cannot take into account any special dietary requirements.


Finance Information Event at Villenave-d’Ornon: Thursday 4th October at 10:30


FULLY BOOKED
Tax Seminar

tax

This is a morning of presentations and discussion designed to assist BBC members to understand the recent changes in the French tax system.

In summary the subject is basically “Changes to tax and inheritance rules”

Topics to be covered include:

  • Taxation at source (affects those who are resident in France and either working or receiving a French or UK retirement pension)
  • Taxe d’Habitation
  • Inheritance rules and taxes

The event is will be informative with presentations, questions and a chance to talk informally. Numbers will be limited by space to 32 people..

We are very pleased to be hosted by Blevins Franks but this is not a sales presentation exercise. If there is any follow up activity with the presenters or others, that is up to individual members.

The BBC Statutes specify the aims of the association to also assist the integration of English speaking people who come to settle in Bordeaux. One way of doing this is by helping to understand how the French system works for new arrivals and keeping up, as far as possible, with major French tax and legislation changes.


Seminar Leader

Long term BBC member Rupert Holderness will lead the seminar. Rupert has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry, 30 of them working in France. Before moving to France, Rupert worked for NatWest Bank who transferred him to France in 1986, where he worked in Bordeaux, Toulouse and Paris.

In 1996, Rupert decided to specialise in advising the British community in France and started the French operation of Siddalls in Bordeaux. Siddalls France became part of the Blevins Franks Group in 2014 to become Blevins Franks France, where Rupert continues to head up the Bordeaux office.

Rupert holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Kedge Business School in Marseille, specialised in financial planning. As to be expected after a language degree and 30 years of living in France, Rupert is bi-lingual and bi-cultural.


Where?

The seminar will be held at the offices of Blevins Franks at 1 rue Pablo Neruda, 33140 Villenave d’Ornon.

The office is beside exit 17 ( Talence Thouars) on the Rocade. If you get off the ring road, you can’t miss a large blue and grey office building with “Compagnie Fiduciaire” written all over it.

Please click here for a map


Car Parking

There is some visitors car parking available but the office car park is often full. If full,  there is parking across the road in one of the restaurant or hotel car parks if necessary


Booking

FULLY BOOKED – No more places available

BBC events like this are always popular and oversubscribed. We are limited to 32 places so bookings were registered on a’ first come first served basis’ for this event.


Capucins Market Tasting Tour: Bordeaux - Thursday 6th September at 10:30


Capucins Market Tasting Tour: Bordeaux – Thursday 6th September at 10:30

Come and taste local delicacies in a lively and vibrant covered market that is known as ‘the belly of Bordeaux‘.

The Capucins market is the largest covered market in Bordeaux with butchers, bakers, restaurateurs, delicatessens, chocolatiers, florists, cheese makers, market gardeners, oyster farmers, fishmongers, poultry farmers … nearly 100 stalls in total selling to the general public and also to hotels and restaurants.

The market is the heartbeat of the city and you will meet some of the liveliest characters who are passionate about their food and wine. A guided tour to learn about french cheeses, how to select oysters and we also stop for more tasting plates of delicious items along the way !


Meeting Time and Place

We meet at 10:30 am at Place Victoire tram stop. Please click here for a map.


Booking

The price per person for this delicious tasting experience is 20€ per person.

To register, please book online below or direct with Henley whose contact details are here

We use the Helloasso online booking and payments system and they add a suggested ‘tip’ called a Pouboire, at the page which summarises your payment.

If you do not wish to leave a tip, please 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 or credit card available
  • Book and pay online via the Helloasso system here

Please note that the person making the booking must be recorded as a 2018 member of the Association Bordeaux British Community.


BORDEAUX FOUNTAINS with Alain MOUNOLOU - Tuesday, 11th September


A tour of various fountains, some well-known, others off the beaten tracks and a history of the
supply of water to the Bordelais over the centuries, une histoire qui n’a pas toujours coulé de source.

CONTACT FOR THE DAY: Alain MOUNOLOU, 06.44.80.43.22

Meeting place and time: between 10.30 and 11 a.m. at Café Brasserie Le Terminus
opposite Gare St Jean, access via Tram C, buses 1, 9, 10, 11… arrêt Gare St Jean.

We start at 11:00 at fontaine des Beaux-Arts, de la Grave, de la Bourse, du Parlement, St Projet.

Lunch at Le Chaudron, 41-43 rue St Rémi close to Place de la Bourse.
See menu choices below, 21€ with wine and coffee.

In the afternoon: Fontaine Amédée Larrieu, Font d’Audeige (the hidden one and the visible one),fontaines du Monument aux Girondins place des Quinconces,
close to trams B and C and buses 2, 3, 6, 26, 29, 47

The BBC will supply you with a day-pass (5€) as we will be hopping on and off trams and buses. I’ll forward them to you so you can use them on your journeys in and out that day.

Menu Choices.

Entrées : 1) Rillettes de saumon or 2) Salade de gésiers or 3) Mesclun de Serrano.
Plat : 1) Cuisse de poulet sauce diable or 2) Merlu or 3) Bavette sauce poivre.
Dessert : 1) Tarte aux pommes or 2) Ile flottante or 3) Brownie au chocolat. 1⁄4 de vin, café


Booking and Payment

Please book before Monday 3rd September

Payment for 27€ (day pass + postage stamp + 21€ for lunch) per person

Book Online

We use the free Helloasso booking system and they add a suggested ‘tip’ called a Pouboire, at the page which summarises your payment.

If you do not wish to leave a tip, please 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 or credit card available
  • Book and pay online via the Helloasso system here

Please note that the person making the booking must be recorded as a 2018 member of the Association Bordeaux British Community

Book online by clicking here

Online booking will automatically close on Monday 3rd September

Or by post with a cheque payable to BBC together with your menu options and postal address sent to Alain Mounolou whose contact details are here


 


 

UPDATE - Summer Tea Party and Wine Tasting: Avensan - Wednesday 11th July


What would the summer be without a traditional English high tea with cake and les petit sandwiches preceded by an optional wine tasting !


Programme

At 14:30 there is an optional visit to a local Medoc Chateaux for wine tasting and optional purchase (of wine not the chateau!!). Our hosts have frequently sampled it and rate it highly.

Afterwards, Brian and Cathy M have offered to throw open their garden for the afternoon in Avensan in the Medoc for a delicious English high tea or coffee with cake et les petit sandwiches to be enjoyed under the shade of our BBC marquee.


Booking

The tea party will be 7€ per person

The optional chateau visit and wine tasting will be 5€ per person.

Either book and pay online below or directly with Cathy M. ( cathy.sobritish@gmail.com )

We use the free Helloasso payment system and and they add a suggested ‘tip’ called a Pouboire, at the page which summarises your payment.

If you do not wish to leave a tip, click ‘Modifier and 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 or credit card available
  • Book and pay online via the Helloasso system here

Please note that the person making the booking must be recorded as a 2018 member of the Association Bordeaux British Community.