Burns Night 2020 at 19h, Saturday 1st February, Martignas-sur-Jalle

It’s that time when we celebrate the life of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns and the BBC always celebrates in the best possible style!  Some would say he was the greatest Scottish poet ever to have lived, and measured by the number of parties held around the world every year to celebrate his anniversary, that could be true. However, it may also have something to do with the whisky, which always flows freely and helps to drown the ‘Haggis Beasty’!  Our Burns Night will have the traditional menu of smoked salmon, haggis, neeps, tatties and fruit tart together with wine and whisky at the inclusive price of 20€ for adults and 10€ for children up to 10 years of age. Entertainment will include the pipes, some Burns recitation and the traditional ‘Address to the Haggis’ (together with its stabbing!) followed by optional dancing for all.

Martignas Jumellage

Martignas are twinned with Aboyne which is a historic village on the edge of the Highlands in Aberdeenshire, on the River Dee, midway between the Cairngorms National Park and Aberdeen.

Date and Time

19:00hrs on, Saturday 1st February,


Salle Gérard Philipe, 14 Avenue de Verdun, 33127 MARTIGNAS-SUR-JALLE (map)

Directions to Salle Gérard Philipe

From the Rocade

Follow the road from the entrance to Martignas straight on past Intermarché , straight over the traffic lights and past the main shopping area. At the roundabout just in front of the church, take the first exit. Go straight ahead at the next roundabout and continue for a short distance until you see the signs for a school which is on your right..

The car park is just beside the school in front of tennis courts. You need to take the farther away entrance, so go past the car park and then turn right into the car park. Go slowly because if you miss the entrance you will go into a pedestrian footpath.

From the car park, follow the walkway down to the right of the tennis courts. The Salle is directly in front of you and will be clearly lit.

From Biscarrosse

From the motorway follow the signs to St Jean d’Illac . At the town, go straight across the roundabout next to the church and continue straight on to Martignas. In Martignas,
take the second exit at the roundabout at the church and follow the directions above.


The menu will be as follows :

Aperitif: Punch

Starter: Smoked salmon, salad, slice of lemon and vinaigrette

Main course: Haggis, fresh mashed tatties and mashed neaps

Dessert: Apple and fruit tart


Whisky, water and wine will be available.


20€ for adults and 10€ for children up to 10 years of age