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Visit to Château Mongenan and Lunch: Portets – Monday, June 24th

Château Mongenan is an 18th Century Château with remarkable gardens and a museum, listed as a historical monument. The collection of Mme. Mothe’s family begins around 300 years ago and for history lovers is amazing. She also has a very fine collection of Free Masonary. Her knowledge is endless and she personally guides visitors through the museum which is housed in the former stables.

More information and booking details: here


Bordeaux-USA 50th Anniversary

This year is very special for Bordeaux-USA, we celebrate our 50th anniversary and on this occasion an exceptional American Lunch is organized with Bordeaux So Good on Sunday June 30th 2019 at 12h sharp. We will be located in Jardin Public in the heart of the center of Bordeaux. Tents are provided in case of rain.

On this occasion we will have an outdoor meal with appetizer, starter, American plate (chicken wings, pork ribs, grilled corn on the cob, potatoes), Cheese cake + Birthday cake, water, 1 glass of wine & coffee. Vegetarian menu available on request.

You can dance with a Country band and participate to a cake contest led by Chef ……………… More information and booking details here


Independence Day: Arcachon – Thursday 4rh July

The event will take place in the prestigious Tir au Vol reception hall with beautiful gardens and stunning views over the Bassin d’Arcachon.

Starting at 6 pm, there will be an aperitif in the gardens with Anthem singing followed by a ‘bring and share’ buffet in the hall.

We will be entertained by ……………. More information and booking details: here


Walk and Lunch: Mios, Thursday 11TH JULY 2019,

How about a little exercise followed by some lunch? We have organised a walk in the beautiful woods by the river L’Eyre in Mios. The footpaths are well defined and level, it is not too strenuous and will take approximately 1 hour 30 mins to walk the 5 kms.

More information and booking details: HERE


Visit to the Tonnellerie Nadalié: Ludon Médoc – Wednesday July 24th (UPDATED)

Ever wondered how the barrels are made which store the wine before we drink it?

There is a visit to the Barrel Maker Nadalié (Tonnellerie) at Ludon Médoc just north west of Bordeaux planned for the above date. The visit will be in English starting at 11 o’clock, including a tasting of wine made by the family, followed by lunch in their very nice Brasserie Le 1902

More information and booking details are here


Family Picnic and Games in the Médoc: Hourtin Port – Sunday 11 August

Come and spend a fun afternoon in the great outdoors. The Île aux Enfants at Hourtin Port is the perfect place to get together with friends and family for a relaxing afternoon of picnicking and games.

As the name implies, it’s perfect for kids of all ages with it’s wooden chateau and play areas as well as a large wooden fort and playground available for everyone to have a fun time. We shall also organise some ball games, cricket and badminton for those who are interested. .

More information and booking details: here


Annual Pig Roast: Carcans – Saturday 17th August

The annual BBC Fund Raising Pig Roast for Medécins Sans Frontiers, will take place, as usual, in the Rankins Garden near Carcans.

Full details and booking arrangements are here

Please note the event organiser is Norma Brooks. Any questions or email bookings should be addressed to normab@orange.fr


Canoe Trip : Thursday September 5th : Salles to Biganos Port

We are planning an all day trip, covering 20km from Salles to Biganos port, with lunch half way at Mios. Not so much paddling is required as the flow of the river, plus the ebb tide carries us most of the way, through lovely scenery and nature, especially birds. We shall meet at the lovely small leisure port of Biganos at 10am. There we leave our cars and board a minibus which takes us to Salles. After a safety and canoeing briefing and after packing our picnics in waterproof containers, we set off downstream to our riverside lunch rendez-vous in Mios. There is the opportunity to opt out there if anyone has had enough ! Otherwise, we expect to be back at our cars by 5pm.

Full details and booking arrangements are here

The event organiser is Phil Christal. Please address questions and email bookings to norphic@hotmail.com