Vin Chaud, Steak, Tinsel and Christmas Market: Bordeaux, Friday 14th December at 1900


BORDEAUX CHRISTMAS MARKET AND DINNER

 

bordeaux_christmas_market


Join in the festive spirit and come along with us for a visit to the Bordeaux Christmas market in Allées de Tourny on Friday, 14th December at 19:00 followed by dinner at “L’Entrecote” at 20:30 to enjoy delicious steak with their trademark delicious sauce, copious frites and, if you have room, an appetising dessert.

Have a wander around the Christmas market, packed with stalls. In previous years the men never make it past the first stall, of which there are many, selling vin chaud !

The Bordeaux Christmas market is a must see, an integral part of the magical atmosphere in the run up to Christmas !

The wooden chalets set up for the occasion make up a charming picture of a village where everything can be found: gifts, sweets, gourmet food, Christmas decorations for the home, candles, toys, fashion, accessories, designer jewellery, linen and crafts made by the local artisans ( and vin chaud! )

Indulge in a little Christmas shopping. Or maybe just enjoy a glass or three of vin chaud and chat with friends!


DL’Entrecôte


Following our visit to the market we have arranged to eat dinner at the always popular restaurant L’Entrecôte to enjoy a steak smothered with sa sauce fameuse.

The price is 19€ for steak, frites and salad. Desserts are 5,50€ to 6€. Red or rose house wine from local Château Thieuley is 16€ per bottle and coffee is 1,60€. L’Entrecote is extremely popular with a fun atmosphere and never disappoints.

The Dessert à la carte list includes:

Le plateau de fromage, La coupe Côte d’or, L’ananas frais au masquarin, La coupe Jack, Les profiteroles au chocolat, Le semi-fredo au grand marnier, La coupe streza, Nos fruits melba, Le vacherin au chocolat, Les fruits rafraichis au kirsch, Le mont blanc, Nos tartes maison, Notre crème caramel, Nos glaces et sorbets, La surprise de la Jamaïque, Nos liégeois (café, chocolat, praliné), Le fondant au chocolat maison or La mousse au chocolat.


Location and Times

We meet at 7pm by the children’s carousel ride situated at the entrance to the Christmas Market at the Grand Theatre end of Allee de Tourny to then enjoy the market, followed by dinner at 8.30pm


Booking

If you would like more information then please contact Colette. Contact details for Colette are in the Membership Directory here

Alternatively please reserve online below. Closing date is Saturday 1st December.

Christmas Party: Château La Chèze, Floirac – Friday 7th December

 

NEW NEW:  We are pleased to announce that this year we have Nadège, an excellent female singer/guitarist with a repertoire covering British and American Soul, Pop, Country, Folk, Rock, old classics, songs of romance and songs that are fun. Nadège will be singing during the welcome apero and afterwards before the disco. Nadege’s native language is English and she performs in English.

We are returning to the stunning Château La Chèze in Floirac for our annual Christmas Party and Dinner on Friday, 7th December.

The price for members is unbeatable value for at 45€ per BBC member for a fantastic evening. The price for member’s guests is 55€ per person. Very much an evening to suit everyone.  Enjoy good food and wine. Be calm or to be energetic. The choice is yours. Oh ……. and also to enjoy great company in a beautiful environment!

Your evening commences at 7pm with a glass or two of kir petillant and canapes – an opportunity to meet up with friends and to welcome new members.

This year the drama group are taking a break. Many (Ed: at least one!) asked why? The answer is: “…. to preserve our artistic integrity and keep our air of mystery” !!!  (We are planning something special as a replacement which will be announced soon)

Please order your choice of each of the three courses in advance.

After dinner there will be dancing to a selection of oldies and goodies and some up to date music into the wee hours of the morning.  All those memories will come flooding back! The energetic can enjoy a boogie; maybe a smooch or two for the romantically inclined and we may be sure that some of the old faithfuls (music that is!) will make an appearance.

Or if you are not feeling energetic, just sit and chat with friends and do not worry as the drinks from the ‘Night Bar’ will not run out!

Be calm and chat, relax or be energetic and dance. The choice is totally yours !


* Venue

Château La Chèze – 27 Avenue Pierre Semirot, 33270 FLOIRAC.

The château was built in the late 19th century on the grounds of a former small fortified castle by a wealthy market gardener.

The art nouveau style mansion has been modernized to high standards whilst retaining many of the original charming features. The staff are always very helpful and friendly and they create a great ambience for us to enjoy.

Our food will be prepared and cooked by resident chef Jean-Baptiste Lévy and his team who served us well last time.

For directions and a map, please see the ‘Directions and Map‘ section at the very bottom of this page.


* Program for the Evening and Menu – fantastic value for only 45€ !
  • 7:00 – 7:30: Welcome Cocktail – Soupe Champenoise with ‘finger food accompaniments’
  • 7:00 – Nadège performing a mix of well-known songs in English
  • 7:30: Please take your seats for dinner
    • Dinner choices:
      • Entrée (to be chosen in advance):
        • Gâteau de lapin confit, pommes Granny Smith et tuiles parmesan
        • OR Velouté de châtaignes et pépites de lard
      • Main Course (to be chosen in advance):
        • Merlu, tagliatelles de légumes et crème citron
        • OR Sourie d’agneau confite au ras-el-hanout et caviar d’aubergines
      • Dessert (to be chosen in advance):
        •  Pavlova aux fruits du moment
        • OR Travail autour du chocolat
      • Wines and water
      • Coffee accompanied by songs performed by Nadège
    • After Dinner
      • Optional dancing
      • Optional chatting
      • Optional ….. !
  • ‘Night Bar’ – Crémant and wine ( Digestifs such as whisky and gin are available for purchase at the bar )

Unbeatable value for BBC Member’s price of 45€ !!


* Dress Code

Completely optional. Come dressed to enjoy yourself !


* Booking

If you require further information then please contact Avril or Ian 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 and also your mobile phone for payment verification.

Book and pay via the Helloasso system here

Alternatively please book direct:

Post your menu selections and cheque for 45€ per BBC member and 55€ per non-member, payable to ‘BBC’, direct to Ian (not Avril)

Ian’s address details are here


* Overnight Accommodation

There are are a number of good lower price local hotels available nearby.  Some of these hotels are listed below. Prices will increase as we get closer to Christmas, so book early!

  • Hôtel Formule Club – 5 Rue Condorcet, 33150 CENON
    • 2.3 km by car from Château La Chèze
    •  05 56 32 16 68
    • Several of our members have stayed at this hotel and reported good value for money.
  • Hôtel Altica – rue de la Gabarre, 33270 FLOIRAC
    • 3.4 kms by car from Château La Chèze
    • 05 57 97 70 70
  • Hôtel F1 – 50 rue Emile Henriot, Quai de la Souys, 33100 BORDEAUX-BASTIDE
  • Hôtel Kyriad – 1 Avenue de Paris 33310 LORMONT
    • 4 km by car from Château La Chèze
    • 08 92 23 48 13

* Taxis

taxiRecommend that you book your taxi in advance rather than waiting until you need it. When booking your taxi, please make sure that you have the château address to hand which is: Château la Chèze, 27 Avenue Pierre Semirot, 33270 FLOIRAC

  • The château reception will book your taxi but do not wait until the last minute !
  • Or use  Pages Jaune 
    • In the first search box enter ‘taxi
    • In the second box enter either ‘Floirac 33270‘ or ‘Cenon 33150
    • to display the phone number of a particular taxi company:
      • Click ‘+infos
      • Then click  ‘Afficher les No.’ on the next screen

Directions and Map

Coming to the Chateau by car on the Rocade (ring road)

  • Exit 24 (BERGERAC, CENON, HIGH FLOIRAC). Follow the direction Haut Floirac.
  • At the elongated roundabout on the bridge, turn left towards Centre Ville, Haut Floirac.
  • At the next roundabout continue straight, and at the next roundabout, turn right towards Observatoire, Eglise St Vincent.
  • At the next roundabout turn left towards Observatoire.
  • The Chateau is after the curve on the right. Enter through the first gate on the left of the road.

Coming by car from Bordeaux centre

  • Take Saint Jean bridge and continue straight.
  • After the 2nd traffic lights, turn right towards Cenon Haut Floirac.
  • At the next traffic light turn right, then continue straight. Pass 3 traffic lights.
  • On the hill, turn right at the top towards Floirac.
  • At the crossing, turn right, direction Haut Floirac, Downtown.
  • At the next roundabout continue straight, and at the next roundabout, turn right towards Observatoire, Eglise St Vincent.
  • At the next roundabout turn left towards Observatoire.
  • The Chateau is after the curve on the right. Enter through the first gate on the left of the road


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.


Jazz Evening in Bordeaux on Friday 29th June


Following the successful BBC jazz evening last year we are organising another night at the Le Bistrot Boheme, 84 rue Camille Godard (300m from tram).

The artists for this date have not yet been confirmed but we have previously enjoyed several jazz evenings at the Bistrot Boheme and they are always fun and entertaining.


Enjoy dinner or a drink at the bar

We have booked a table for dinner but you can also drink at the bar if you don’t want to eat.
Booking for dinner is on a first come basis so if you don’t want to miss out on this event book soon to reserve your place.

Diners should be there for 8pm as the performance starts at 8:30.

More details of the restaurant’s location and menu choices can be found on www.bistrotlaboheme.com


Booking
Please either book online here or book direct with Charles W whose contact details are in the Membership Directory.

 

St Patrick’s Night : Lanton – Saturday 17th March


We are delighted to be returning to Arthur’s Pub where we all had a great time last year. So, celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2018 in style in an Irish Pub, come along and be ready to enjoy a good Irish dinner, Irish music and plus dancing. Wear something green if you can and bring your Irish hats.  Otherwise, St Patrick will not mind if you just come and enjoy yourself as we all did last year !!


What is St Patrick’s Day?

St Patrick’s Day was originally a religious celebration marking the day the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, died.  Also known as the Feast of St Patrick, the day became an official feast day in the early 17th century and heralded the introduction of Christianity in Ireland.

With Lenten restrictions being lifted for the day, the Irish paid tribute to the Saint by eating and often having a drink or two !


Time

Our Irish dinner will be at 8 pm


Menu and Price

The menu and price ( price last year was 25€, drinks and coffee extra ) are soon to be confirmed and notified to BBC members. ( As a guide the price last year was 25€, drinks and coffee extra )

Starters

Irish Calcannon: ( tartare of potato,cabbage,whisky,poached egg,green asparagus and asparagus sauce )
or
Carpaccio of marinated salmon, buttered toast

Main Courses
Medallion of veal, Guinness sauce, fried cabbage,courgettes and bacon, pommes darphin (thin chips)
or
Fish and chips, crispy pesto potatoes, coleslaw, tartare sauce

Desserts
Banoffee
or
Raspberry crumble

Price: 30€ including coffee and 25 cl of wine per person. ( This compares very favourably with the price last year when wine and coffee were extra )


Music and Dance

There will be a DJ and you will be able to dance until 2am if you feel inclined!!


Location

L’Irlande sur le Bassin!

Arthur’s Pub, 3 Avenue Paul Gauguin, 33138 Lanton (close to Andernos)


Booking

Join us for an Irish night! Colette looks forward to seeing as many of us as possible and having a taste of Ireland!

Please either register your attendance and menu options online below or direct with Colette whose contact details are here or alternatively please book online below.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


Directions

Coming from Bordeaux:

Take the Cassy turn off on the dual carriage way (which is actually the 1st roundabout you come to). Follow the road to the end and at the traffic lights, turn left. At the Intermarche traffic lights, turn right and the Pub is directly in front of you.

For those coming from Biganos direction:

Follow the road through Audenge and turn left at the Intermarche traffic lights but to do this, as you approach the traffic lights, you veer right at Intermarche petrol station then at the traffic lights there, turn left and Arthur’s Pub is straight in front.



Vin Chaud, Steak and Tinsel: Bordeaux - Friday, 8th December at 19:00


BORDEAUX CHRISTMAS MARKET AND DINNER

 

bordeaux_christmas_market


Join in the festive spirit and come along with us for a visit to the Bordeaux Christmas market in Allées de Tourny on Friday, 8th December at 19:00 followed by dinner at “L’Entrecote” and enjoy one of their delicious steaks and, if you have room, an appetising dessert.

Have a wander around the Christmas market, packed with stalls. The Bordeaux Christmas market is a must see, an integral part of the magical atmosphere in the run up to Christmas !

The wooden chalets set up for the occasion make up a charming picture of a village where everything can be found: gifts, sweets, gourmet food, Christmas decorations for the home, candles, toys, fashion, accessories, designer jewellery, linen and crafts made by the local artisans.

Indulge in a little Christmas shopping. Or maybe just enjoy a glass or three of vin chaud and chat with friends!


Dinner

Following our visit to the market we have arranged to eat dinner at the ever popular restaurant L‘Entrecote’ to enjoy a steak smothered with sa sauce fameuse.

The price is 19€ for steak, frites and salad. Desserts are 5,50€ to 6€. Red or rose house wine from local Château Thieuley is 16€ per bottle and coffee is 1,60€. L’Entrecote is very popular and never disappoints.

The Dessert à la carte list includes:

Le plateau de fromage, La coupe Côte d’or, L’ananas frais au masquarin, La coupe Jack, Les profiteroles au chocolat, Le semi-fredo au grand marnier, La coupe streza, Nos fruits melba, Le vacherin au chocolat, Les fruits rafraichis au kirsch, Le mont blanc, Nos tartes maison, Notre crème caramel, Nos glaces et sorbets, La surprise de la Jamaïque, Nos liégeois (café, chocolat, praliné), Le fondant au chocolat maison or La mousse au chocolat.


Location and Times

We meet at 7pm by the children’s carousel ride situated at the entrance to the Christmas Market at the Grand Theatre end of Allee de Tourny to then enjoy the market, followed by dinner at 8.30pm


Booking

If you would like to join us then please contact Norma B or Colette. Contact details for Norma and Colette are in the Membership Directory here

Alternatively please reserve online. Closing date is Friday 1st December.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation

 



Grand Christmas Party & Dinner - Friday 1st December at 7 pm

This year we are again returning to the stunning Château La Chèze in Floirac for our annual Christmas Party and Dinner.

The price for members is fantastic value at 45€ per person which is unchanged from last year. The price for member’s guests is 55€ per person. Very much an evening to suit everyone.  To enjoy good food and wine. To be calm or to be energetic. The choice is yours. Oh ……. and also to enjoy great company in a beautiful environment!

Your evening commences at 7pm with a glass or two of kir petillant and canapes – an opportunity to meet up with friends and to welcome new members.

Followed by a production by the drama group of ‘Murder on the Medoc Express’. This year’s production is definitely not for the squeamish !

The suspense is intense ! Shortlisted for BBC Oscars ! Will they run out of cast members before the shooting, stabbing, poisoning and occasional strangulation are complete ? Will Poiwot, Captain Wastings, Inspector Maigway and Miss Marbles discover who dun it ! Will it be a shambles ? (Editor’s comment: It usually is ! )

Once you have recovered your composure from the drama, dinner will be served.

Please order your choice of each of the three courses in advance.

After dinner there will be dancing to a selection of oldies and goodies and some up to date music into the wee hours of the morning.  All those memories will come flooding back! The energetic can enjoy a boogie; maybe a smooch or two for the romantically inclined and we may be sure that some of the old faithfuls (music that is!) will make an appearance.

Or if you are not feeling energetic, just sit and chat with friends and do not worry as the drinks from the ‘Night Bar’ will not run out!

Be calm and chat, relax or be energetic and dance. The choice is totally yours !


* Venue

Château La Chèze – 27 Avenue Pierre Semirot, 33270 FLOIRAC.

The château was built in the late 19th century on the grounds of a former small fortified castle by a wealthy market gardener. The art nouveau style mansion has been modernized to high standards whilst retaining many of the original charming features. The staff are helpful and friendly and create a great ambience for us to enjoy.

The restaurant is under new management and our food will be prepared and cooked by resident chef Jean-Baptiste Lévy and his team.


* Program for the Evening and Menu – fantastic value for only 45€ !
  • 7:00 – 7:30: Welcome Cocktail – Soupe Champenoise with ‘finger food accompaniments’
  • 7:30: Please take your seats for dinner
    • Murder on the Medoc Express‘ by the BBC Drama Group
    • Dinner choices:
      • Entrée (to be chosen in advance):
        • Foie gras mi-cuit maison et chutney de poires
        • OR Raviole de Homard à l’orientale
      • Main Course (to be chosen in advance):
        • Tronçon de Lotte, embeurrée de poireaux crème poivre pomelos
        • OR Pavé de noix de Veau, pommes darphin et sauce périgourdine
      • Desert (to be chosen in advance):
        • Coulant au Chocolat pépites au sésame
        • OR Gratin de Fruits exotique, sorbet à la passion
      • Wines and water
      • Coffee
    • After Dinner
      • Optional dancing
      • Optional chatting
      • Optional …..
  • ‘Night Bar’ – Crémant and wine ( Digestifs such as whisky and gin are available for purchase at the bar )

All for a BBC Member price of 45€ !!


* Dress Code

Completely optional. Come dressed to enjoy yourselves !


* Booking

If you require further information then please contact Avril whose contact details are here

Please book online here or book direct with Avril.

A cheque made payable to ‘Bordeaux British Community’ for 45€ per BBC member and 50€ per guest is required before the closing date of mid-November.

Please send your cheque to Avril whose address details are here  ( If you have forgotten your password to the BBC Membership Directory then please click here )


* Overnight Accommodation
  • Château La Chèze – 27 Avenue Pierre Semirot, 33270 FLOIRAC
    • The château has 14 rooms but all are now booked by BBC members for the party

There are are a number of good quality lower price local hotels available nearby.  Some of these hotels are listed below. Prices will increase as you get closer to Christmas, so book early!

  • Hôtel Formule Club – 5 Rue Condorcet, 33150 CENON
    • 2.3 km by car from Château La Chèze
    •  05 56 32 16 68
    • Several of our members have stayed at this hotel and reported good value for money.
  • Hôtel Altica – rue de la Gabarre, 33270 FLOIRAC
    • 3.4 kms by car from Château La Chèze
    • 05 57 97 70 70
  • Hôtel F1 – 50 rue Emile Henriot, Quai de la Souys, 33100 BORDEAUX-BASTIDE
  • Hôtel Kyriad – 1 Avenue de Paris 33310 LORMONT
    • 4 km by car from Château La Chèze
    • 08 92 23 48 13

* Taxis

taxiRecommend that you book your taxi in advance rather than waiting until you need it. When booking your taxi, please make sure that you have the château address to hand which is: Château la Chèze, 27 Avenue Pierre Semirot, 33270 FLOIRAC

  • The château reception will book your taxi but do not wait until the last minute !
  • Or use  Pages Jaune – In the first search box enter ‘taxi’. In the second box enter either Floirac 33270′ or ‘Cenon 33150’.  Click ‘Afficher Le No. to display a phone number.

 



St Patrick’s Night - Lanton - Friday 17th March


If you would like to celebrate St Patrick in style and in an Irish Pub, come along and be ready to enjoy an Irish dinner, Irish music and other plus dancing. Wear something green if you can, and bring your Irish hats!!


Time

Our Irish dinner will be at 8 pm


Menu and Price

The menu below will be 25€, drinks and coffee extra. Choice of menu and payment on the night.

Blinis a l’irlandaise et au saumon fume or Coeur d’artichaut, oeuf poche et bacon grille

………..

Joue de boeuf a la Guinness, ecrase de pommes de terre a la cebette (spring onion) or Fish and chips, cremeux de petits pois

………..

Trifle aux fraises or Cheesecake au Bailey’s


Music and Dance

There will be a DJ and you will be able to dance until 2am if you feel inclined!!


Location

L’Irlande sur le Bassin!

Arthur’s Pub, 3 Avenue Paul Gauguin, 33138 Lanton (close to Andernos)


Booking

Join us for an Irish night!  Colette looks forward to seeing many of us as possible and having a taste of Ireland!

Please either register direct with Collette whose contact details are in the Membership Directory here or alternatively please book online below.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


Directions

Coming from Bordeaux:

Take the Cassy turn off on the dual carriage way (which is actually the 1st roundabout you come to). Follow the road to the end and at the traffic lights, turn left. At the Intermarche traffic lights, turn right and the Pub is directly in front of you.

For those coming from Biganos direction:

Follow the road through Audenge and turn left at the Intermarche traffic lights but to do this, as you approach the traffic lights, you veer right at Intermarche petrol station then at the traffic lights there, turn left and Arthur’s Pub is straight in front.

 



 

REMINDER Friday 17th March: St Patrick’s Evening Dinner & Music – Lanton


If you would like to celebrate St Patrick in style and in an Irish Pub, come along and be ready to enjoy an Irish dinner, Irish music and other plus dancing. Wear something green if you can, and bring your Irish hats!!


Time

Our Irish dinner will be at 8 pm


Menu and Price

The menu below will be 25€, drinks and coffee extra. Choice of menu and payment on the night.

Blinis a l’irlandaise et au saumon fume or Coeur d’artichaut, oeuf poche et bacon grille

………..

Joue de boeuf a la Guinness, ecrase de pommes de terre a la cebette (spring onion) or Fish and chips, cremeux de petits pois

………..

Trifle aux fraises or Cheesecake au Bailey’s


Music and Dance

There will be a DJ and you will be able to dance until 2am if you feel inclined!!


Location

L’Irlande sur le Bassin!

Arthur’s Pub, 3 Avenue Paul Gauguin, 33138 Lanton (close to Andernos)


Booking

Join us for an Irish night!  Colette looks forward to seeing many of us as possible and having a taste of Ireland!

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, please either register direct with Collette by phone (phone number is in the Membership Directory here) or alternatively please book online below.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


Directions

Coming from Bordeaux:

Take the Cassy turn off on the dual carriage way (which is actually the 1st roundabout you come to). Follow the road to the end and at the traffic lights, turn left. At the Intermarche traffic lights, turn right and the Pub is directly in front of you.

For those coming from Biganos direction:

Follow the road through Audenge and turn left at the Intermarche traffic lights but to do this, as you approach the traffic lights, you veer right at Intermarche petrol station then at the traffic lights there, turn left and Arthur’s Pub is straight in front.

 



Gite Holiday: Near Perpignan 25th - 29th September 2017 (4 nights)


FULLY BOOKED


Update

Fully booked


Description

The Gite is located in the heart of a historic vineyard near Perpignan and the Mediterranean comprising:

  • 5 double rooms with unique decorations and private bathroom
  • 2 suites on the ground floor overlooking the garden
  • Large living and dining room overlooking a terrace and a flowery garden.
  • One fully equipped kitchen gives you the opportunity to cook but also to receive a ready meal. (on request)
  • Relaxation area with whirlpool, sauna and exercise bike.

Full details of the gite are on their website here


Nearby

Less than a 20 minute drive to Perpignan, former capital of the Kings of Majorca and the Counts of Roussillon. Perpignan changed hands repeatedly during the medieval period until it finally became French territory with the Treaty of the Pyrenees of 1659. Too far from the coast to become a port, the town developed into a cloth-making centre by the early middle ages. Perpignan’s Top 5 are:

  • Palais des Rois de Majorque. The number one sight in Perpignan has been the focus of the town’s success and growth over the centuries. Originally used as a king’s residence during the twelfth to fourteenth centuries, today it’s really only the gardens and the courtyard of this imposing citadel that are worth a visit.
  • Saint-Jean quarter. For an idea of Perpignan’s prosperous past take a wander through the network of narrow lanes in this district and take in the splendour of the fourteen and fifteenth century mansions and stately homes which make up this atmospheric part of the town.
  • Cathédrale Saint-Jean. Functioning as Perpignan’s cathedral since 1602, the exterior walls of this  imposing structure are particularly noteworthy: layers of stones from the local river bed have been squeezed in-between the brick.
  • Jardin de Sant-Vicens. These gardens on Rue Sant Vicens are not only full of exotic orange trees and Oleanders, but they’re also the place to look for ceramic pots and textiles which are on sale here.

Agenda
  • Arrive Monday 25th September and depart Friday 29th September (ie Four nights)
  • Seven rooms with private bathrooms are available (five double rooms and two suites)