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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


Walk, Curry Lunch, Moustey – Thursday 12th September

Nigel has arranged a lovely walk in the Les Landes forest around his home in Moustey. The walk is approximately 5 kilometres and takes 2 hours including a midway stop at the confluence of the rivers Grande Leyre and Petite Leyre. Everyone can have a refreshing paddle/swim here.

Following the walk a buffet lunch comprising of various delicious homemade curries prepared by Nigel will be served and includes wine and water.

More information and booking details are here


Histoire et Bonne Chère a Cadillac – Friday 27th September

Come and celebrate autumn with a visit to Cadillac. We’ll have coffee and a walk round the bastide which has kept its walls, gates, square plan, narrow alleys and gardens, covered market together with the Château and town hall above and an old church. Then we will have lunch at Le Cosmopolitan , a picturesque restaurant inside the bastide.

The major attraction at Cadillac is its stately château. This 17th century building has a collection of stunning mantelpieces and fine tapestries. Until September 29th , it is housing an exhibition of period portraits and statues on loan from Versailles, centered on ‘Le Bon Roi Henri, King Henri IV of France (1589-1610).

For bookings and more info, please click here

 


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2019

The annual general meeting will take place on Thursday 7th November in Ste-Eulalie at the Salles du Marquiset.   Many of you will remember we used this venue a couple of years ago and for our first summer party.  The meeting and election of the new committee will take place in the morning, followed by lunch.  Please take note of the date as it would be good to have as many members as possible attend.

Several committee members are stepping down this year after many years of service.   We need new blood with new ideas to ensure the development and continuing success of our association.  So, if you’re interested please contact me normab@orange.fr   Being on the committee is not too onerous we all support each other and is even fun.

Full details of times and lunch menu will be in next month’s newsletter.


BBC Grand Christmas Party – Friday 6th December

Mark your diary from 7 pm onwards on Friday, 6th December 2019 !

After four years of great fun times in Floirac, it is time for a change.

This year the Christmas Party will be at Hôtel Vatel, 4 cours du Médoc, 33070 BORDEAUX, an excellent venue close to the Quai des Marques and its ‘outlet shops’ in the Chartrons, Bordeaux. There is also the benefit of a tram stop very close.

Even better, there is a tram stop near by !

For full details and booking arrangements, please click here



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