Walk, Lunch, Garden Centre Visit, Gradignan

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We Hope that you will join us for a day out in Gradignan. We shall meet at 10.30 at the Prieure de Cayac, in front of the Restaurant le Domaine des Tentations, 4 Chemin des Moulins, Gradignan. Parking is available in front of the restaurant or diagonally opposite, over the roundabout, is a public car park.

Our walk starts from the Prieure, and after 500 metres along a residential road, joins a section of ‘Bord D’Eau’ footpath. This is flat, easy, and a well defined path which continues through the Parc Rene Canivenc-le Moulineaux, this has a small animal park with mammals and birds, including wallabies and donkeys. Housed in the’Maison Nature’ there is an aquarium (visits are free).

Lunch is at ‘Le Comptoir de Cayac’ formerly the ‘Terminus’, a small restaurant run by an enthusiastic young team. The price is 19€ and includes; aperitif (choice of kir or a small beer), 3 course menu de jour (choice 3 entrees, 2 mains and 3 desserts), ¼ of wine and coffee.

After lunch, as it is the time of year for enthusiastic gardeners, we are visiting ’Le Lann’, this enormous garden centre has an impressive selection of indoor and outdoor plants with some unusual specimens. Also there is a gift shop and a range of garden furniture.

If you would like to join us for only part of the day or throughout the day

To confirm your attendence, please contact either Colette or Norma B or book on-line below. Closing date is Sunday May 10th.


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Christmas Market & Dinner at ‘Entrecote’

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As arranged we all met up at 18h30 outside the tourist information office, and then we made our way across the road to the 19th Bordeaux Christmas Market on the allée de Tourny. The area was covered with wooden chalets and fake snow. Organised in neat rows, the small wooden chalets were a great place to find gifts, decorative items, costume jewellery, gourmet delicacies and, best of all, the appearance of Santa Claus! It is a fabulous venue, full of twinkling lights and fine treats to nibble, not to mention plenty of vin chaud, which was the first stop for many of our party :o)

A couple of hours later we made our way to the Entrêcôte. We were soon all inside, seated, chatting and ready to eat. The interior with its tartan walls, gloss black ceilings and yellow table linen is well presented. There are just 3 questions at l’Entrecôte: how do you want your steak cooked, what colour wine and what dessert do you want? The meal started with dressed green salad with walnuts, followed by fabulously tender steak in amazing sauce and shoestring fries, and then dessert.

A very memorable evening, much enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the organisers, Colette and Norma B

Report by Sarah P, Photos by Phil